District 1

Lashunda Scales, Councilor, District 1 

Birmingham City Councilor Lashunda Scales is Chair of the Governmental Affairs/Public Information Committee and a member of the Economic Development and Transportation Committees.

With a keen focus on finding real answers to public policy issues, Councilor Scales strategically develops initiatives showcasing the progressive aspects of District One and the city of Birmingham. At the close of each City Council meeting, Councilor Scales always says, “I want to thank the citizens of District One and the city of Birmingham for affording me the opportunity to be their voice.” This phrase summarizes the core belief system that embodies the three-term incumbent.

Entering her third term on the Council, Councilor Scales is widely known for coordinating the Birmingham City Council’s 50th Anniversary Swearing-In Ceremony and Music Festival in addition to the Council’s Neighborhood Small Business Economic Development Summits. She is known in her district for hosting informative town hall meetings, supporting innovative educational initiatives, and the annual music and movie festival.

An outspoken advocate for underserved residents and communities, Councilor Scales eagerly works with community partners to provide equitable solutions to the payday advance and title loan industries within the corporate city limits of Birmingham. Councilor Scales has served frequently for the National Urban League’s community advocacy symposium as an expert panelist during the highly acclaimed Essence Festival Empowerment Experience, on behalf of the City of Birmingham.

Councilor Scales is a proud native of Birmingham, Alabama and was educated in the Birmingham City Schools system. She is a 2015-2016 Alumni of Harvard Kennedy School completing Harvard’s 21st Century Leadership and Leading Economic Growth programs; a 2016 Leadership Birmingham – Graduate; and a 2005 Jefferson State Community College – Graduate, with a degree in Applied Science.

Councilor Scales continues to broaden her horizons by listening, educating and sharing valuable information with the citizens of Birmingham and abroad. Councilor Scales is an accomplished business executive ranking supreme in the arena of public relations and marketing. Her firm began in February 2000 and is appropriately titled, Scales PR Marketing Firm, Incorporated.

Councilor Scales and her husband, Michael, have two beautiful daughters and are faithful members of Faith Chapel Christian Center.

For more information concerning Councilor Lashunda Scales or to discuss scheduling arrangements, call 205.254.2349 or email lashunda.scales@birminghamal.gov.