Press Releases

Council approves funding for Coding Boot Camp at Lawson State, first of its kind in the State of Alabama

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—This summer, Lawson State, which is located in District 7, will partner with the Birmingham City School System to host a series of four-day Swift Coding Boot Camp that will teach middle school and high school students the basics […]

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Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to celebrate the success of local student athletes with academic excellence at the ‘Grades Up Laced Up’ event

 PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday, May 17, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—The school year is almost over, but that won’t stop Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson and the Birmingham City Council from reminding all students of their value, success and hard work in all they do, even in their athletics. […]

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Birmingham City Schools Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Presents #NeverAgainBham – Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to serve as panelist

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday April 26, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— As discussions are happening across the nation about how to curb violence in schools and among youth, Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson will be a panelist this evening to further those conversations and come up with practical solutions. Following […]

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Wenonah High School Receives National Ranking by MaxPrep Sports

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Thursday, May 5, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Another accolade is in the works for the Wenonah Lady Dragons. MaxPreps has announced that the championship team has finished No. 36 nationally for the 2015-16 season. The Lady Dragons will be presented with the award on Friday, […]

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District 7 Mine #10 Re-opening Red Mountain Park

Mine number 10 recently opened at the Historic Red Mountain Park in District 7. Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson had the honor of giving greetings during that ceremony as well as join in the exciting time of exploring some of Birmingham’s rich history with our citizens.

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New Publix Food Market Coming to District 7

2017 is already off to a great start for the City of Birmingham. City leaders and local officials recently announced that Publix Super Market would be making its home in District 7 in the very near future. Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson spoke about how significant this new development is to not only District 7 but to […]

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Young Men in the City of Birmingham Sign Pledge Against Violence

Hundreds of male students in the Birmingham School System have joined Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson for the Annual 100 Days of Nonviolence Initiative. Hoping to deter crime in the City of Birmingham, Councilor Roberson felt it his duty to the city to create this initiative 7 years ago to help engage youth in the […]

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Wildwood Shopping Center to Receive New Makeover

The Wildwood Shopping Center is getting a new makeover. Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson says this will be one of the largest developments in District 7. The $30 million deal recently approved by the Birmingham City Council includes the development of two new retail pads along the south side of Lakeshore Parkway. The development of this site is […]

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New Activities Began Tonight for the Annual District 7 Football Classic

For five years Councilor Jay Roberson has made the District 7 Football Classic a priority for engaging youth in competitive sports. Little League teams from the Crestwood Colts and Wenonah Young Dragons will take to the turf once again to make good on that priority in the battle for the championship title at the “Fifth […]

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Plans of Redevelopment in District 7 Spark Excitement Citywide

The recent announcement concerning revitalization plans in the Wildwood Shopping Center has sparked a huge wave of excitement by both residents and retailers who currently operate businesses within the shopping center. Tuesday Birmingham City Councilors voted to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a project agreement with Lakeshore Parkway Retail, LP to develop […]

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