Press Releases

District 9 Presents Tuxedo Function In The Junction –  Birmingham’s Oldest Music Festival Celebrates 33 years in the Ensley Community

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                         Wednesday, October 17, 2018  Contact:        Alexia Patterson, Committee Assistant, District 9  Phone:           205.254.2302  alexia.patterson@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL — The 33rd Annual Tuxedo Function in the Junction will be held this Saturday, October 20th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Erskine Hawkins Park. This event commemorates the life and legacy of Alabama Jazz Hall […]

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Birmingham has 24 Opportunity Zones submitted to U.S. Department of Treasury

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday March 22, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254.2294 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – On March 21, Governor Kay Ivey released a list of 158 Opportunity Zones she has submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury, 24 of which are located in Birmingham. These zones are designed to draw long-term capital investments into […]

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Some ‘Extra Crispy’ Economic Development is headed to District 9

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The Big Pitch: Enon Ridge’s Third Street Market brings back prize money to a community yearning for more fresh food

“I’m beyond excited about this,” Councilor John Hilliard said, heaping praise on the work being done in District 9 by Rod Cowan, the most recent winner of The Big Pitch, a business competition put on by REV Birmingham. “He’s young, progressive and he has a vision. Whatever we can do on our end to help […]

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Jackson-Olin High School Students Discuss Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan

Students in District 9 are taking a proactive approach when it comes to revitalizing their community. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy and the Regional Planning Commission visited students of Jackson-Olin High School to discuss the Pratt-Ensley Framework Plan. The presentation gave students a platform and the opportunity for the first time to share their thoughts […]

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Residents and Non-Profit Organizations Help to Transform District 9

Eight projects, six neighborhoods, one day! With more than 200 volunteers on hand, this year’s District 9 Day of Service was a huge success. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy collaborated with a number of non-profit organizations cleaning up neighborhoods, painting benches, clearing bushes and other beautification efforts in District 9. For more information about everything the […]

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Have You Heard? 2017 Birmingham Black Restaurant Week Is Now Underway!

Birmingham continues to make its mark as a signature city for lively food, culture and entertainment. With new restaurants continuing to open their doors here’s a chance to check out the new venues by participating in Birmingham Black Restaurant Week. Birmingham Black Restaurant Week is a dining opportunity for Black-owned restaurants and eateries to offer […]

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Jackson-Olin High School Student Sets the Bar High in District 9

When it comes to making plays on and off the court, Zikiria Williams is your girl. Zikiria Williams, a player of the Jackson Olin High School Mustang Girls Varsity Basketball team reached a career high of more than one thousand points, the most recorded in the history of Jackson Olin High School. Birmingham City Councilor Marcus […]

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Residents in District 9 Lay Out Plans for the Future

From transformative leadership workshops to providing input, residents in District 9 are taking the driver seat when it comes to how they envision their community. Residents took part in the transformative leadership workshop hosted by Birmingham City Councilor Marcus Lundy. Councilor Lundy says its important that residents in Birmingham have a stake in the ground when […]

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Councilor Marcus Lundy Motivates Wilkerson Middle and Community Leaders at 2nd Annual Black History Luncheon Program

Reflecting on the accomplishments of black heritage is a key factor in American History and students at Wilkerson Middle School knew just how to tell the stories of leaders who paved the way for freedom in our nation. This morning students put their best foot forward to welcome guests including community leaders during a Black […]

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