District 7 News

The Birmingham City Council will appoint a replacement for vacant District 7 seat and appoint new President Pro Tem on October 23, 2018

October 2, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL– The Birmingham City Council voted to appoint a replacement for the vacant District 7 seat as well as vote on a new President Pro Tem on October 23, 2018. The Council will first appoint a replacement and then, once […]

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Deadline closed, Thirteen candidates applied to fill seat of District 7 Council Seat

September 11, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                         Tuesday September 11, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – As of 5 p.m. on September 11, the Birmingham City Council has closed the deadline for residents of District 7 to submit their applications and resumes to fill the vacant City Council seat. In total there were 13 […]

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Application deadline extended to fill seat of Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson

September 10, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                         Monday September 10, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – Today marks the official resignation of Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson who announced he would be stepping down last month. The Birmingham City Council has extended the deadline to accept applications and resumes from District 7 residents […]

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The Birmingham City Council is now accepting applications and resumes to fill the unexpired term of President Pro Tem Jay Roberson

August 21, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Beginning today, August 21st, the Birmingham City Council will accept applications and resumes from District 7 residents who are interested in filling the unexpired term of President Pro Tempore, Jay Roberson. Council Pro Tem Roberson’s resignation is effective September […]

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson resigns from Council seat

August 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Thursday, August 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov On Thursday August 16, 2018 Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson announced he will be resigning from his seat on Birmingham City Council. Roberson said the reason for resignation is to support his wife who has accepted a new position with […]

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

May 22, 2018

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

May 17, 2018

 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

April 26, 2018

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

April 5, 2018

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

December 5, 2017

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

January 9, 2017

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

October 26, 2016

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

October 14, 2016

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

October 6, 2016

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

October 5, 2016

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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Local Leaders Gather to Honor a Pillar in the Birmingham Community

September 28, 2016

Many know Mr. Calvin Sturgeon Sr. as a pillar of his community. His contributions and businesses have helped flourish and uphold the community of District 7 for over 50 years. City officials, community leaders and residents of District 7 recently gathered to celebrate a sign dedication in honor of the late Mr. Calvin Sturgeon Sr. […]

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Little Free Libraries Growing By Leaps and Bounds!

August 16, 2016

What better way to start off the new school year than by making sure students have the proper resources to ensure a successful school year? Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson kicked off the new school year by presenting a check to Little “Free Libraries” to further support additional libraries in the Magic City. The libraries […]

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New Jobs Coming to Birmingham as Oxford Pharmaceuticals Opens Their Doors

August 5, 2016

A newly $29 million dollar facility in the City of Birmingham is now open and ready for business. State, City, and Local officials were all on hand to celebrate the opening of Oxford Pharmaceuticals. Birmingham City Council members are actively working to advance the quality of life for all citizens and Councilors say Oxford Pharmaceuticals fits into that plan. For […]

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National Baptist Congress Hosts Annual Session in Birmingham!

June 17, 2016

“The City of Birmingham has laid out the red carpet.” That was the message that resonated as thousands of people from across the country poured into the City of Birmingham to celebrate the 110th Annual National Baptist Congress at the BJCC. This event will have a tremendous impact on the economic growth in the city of Birmingham but […]

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National Baptist Congress Hosts Annual Session in Birmingham

June 15, 2016

The 2016 National Baptist Congress is finally in Birmingham! Esteemed Christian leaders from all over the nation are joining local clergy at the 110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress “A School of Methods for Christian Training” in Birmingham through June 17th at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown. Dr. Michael Wesley, Pastor of Greater Shiloh […]

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency Awards Birmingham with Huge Grants

June 6, 2016

The push to redevelopment communities in Birmingham City continues to grow as Birmingham City Councilors look for additional resources that will aid in a greater Birmingham. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded two grants within one week of each other to the City of Birmingham. Both grants totaled $600,000. Councilor William Parker says the grants will help empower communities and spark […]

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Little Free Libraries Unveiled at Parks Across Birmingham

May 27, 2016

Children visiting Birmingham City Parks now have a new feature to enjoy. The first of four “Little Free Libraries” was unveiled during a ceremony at Maclin Park. With over 36,000 little libraries around the world, Birmingham City Councilor Roberson partnered with GPS Educational Services to bring “Little Free Libraries” to Birmingham. Organizers say the libraries […]

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Celebrating the Champs! Fans Come Together in Downtown Birmingham To Honor the Wenonah Lady Dragons

May 4, 2016

It was a setting fit for champions as fans came together to celebrate the Wenonah Lady Dragons as three time 5A Basketball Champions. The Lady Dragons, under the leadership of Coach Emanuel Bell, defeated Tuscaloosa’s Central High during the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s basketball finals. Players of the team say they could not be more thrilled to […]

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Announcement Made Concerning Funding for District 7 Following Christmas Tornadoes

April 21, 2016

After months of anticipation Hillman Community will now receive the assistance its been waiting for. City leaders announced this week that $800,000 in grant money is now available for citizens whose homes were damaged or destroyed by last year’s Christmas Day storms. Each eligible resident will receive an initial amount of $10,000 for roofing repairs […]

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1st Annual Saving Our Sons Golf Tournament Combines Free Golf Lessons with Reading Awareness

April 20, 2016

Just as reading broadens our horizons, so does the focused game of golf. That is why Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson decided to collate the two and implement a new perspective in our communities at the 1st Annual Saving Our Sons Golf Tournament, all with the goal of giving today’s youth a constructive alternative […]

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New Rotary Trail Lights Up Downtown Birmingham

April 11, 2016

This is what a resurgent Birmingham looks like! On the heels of new hotels going up, and buildings being renovated, there’s now something else to add to the list of why Birmingham is truly a magic city. The new Rotary Trail was recently dedicated before hundreds of spectators eager to see Birmingham’s latest trademark. For more information about everything the […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Partners with Congresswoman Terri Sewell to Address Voting Inequalities at Restore the Vote Congressional Forum

March 7, 2016

Dozens of members from the United States Congress along with statewide and local elected officials landed in Birmingham over the weekend to organize efforts and address the current state of voting rights in America. Restore the Vote, a national legislative effort to mobilize support for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, drew leaders and […]

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President Pro Tem Jay Roberson Leads Antibullying Program at Huffman High

February 17, 2016

Good music can you usually lead to good dialogue and that was the goal for the anti-bullying program held at Huffman High School. Birmingham City Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson’s surprised the students with not just any ole concert but with a fun afternoon listening to tunes from with Grammy Nominated R & B artist […]

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“100 Days of Nonviolence” Offers Solutions for Youth Violence

January 20, 2016

Hundreds of teens took part in a summit to learn how to help curb violence while being given a plan for life. This years “100 Days of Nonviolence” campaign saw its first violence since its inception 6 years ago. As painful as that is for President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, he says it is a reality […]

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Local Acts, Ruben Studdard, Sing for Tornado Relief

January 15, 2016

Enjoying great music while helping thousands that were affected by storms Christmas Day, that was what Birmingham musician and businessman Ona Watson hoped to accomplish by organizing this benefit concert at Workplay.  www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org

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Positive Results from Tragedy During 100 Days of Nonviolence

January 13, 2016

For 6 years now, President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson has explored peaceful solutions with the 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign. Thousands of youths from around the country sign a contract pledging nonviolence while also staying away from drugs & alcohol. Even with that kind of commitment, the tragedy & reality of this very tough issue hit […]

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Band Together: Benefit Concert Planned to Raise Funds for Tornado Victims

January 13, 2016

The holiday season is over, but for many the devastation of the Christmas Day tornados that touched down in Birmingham are still very present with memories of loss scathed with the enormous task of starting over. That hasn’t stopped the Greater Birmingham and surrounding communities from trying to ease some of that pain, as thousands […]

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Birmingham Continues to Reel in Worldwide Industrial Companies

January 11, 2016

Consistent innovative measures to help advance scientific findings are widespread and one should never mistake the south for being a small contributor to that cause. Birmingham has continuously played a role in the research to combat diseases such as aggressive cancers and diabetes, and a recent announcement by German based manufacturer Evonik Industries will allow […]

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Birmingham Bowl Offers Support for Storm Victims

December 30, 2015

The Birmingham Bowl. Southern Hospitality. Serious Football. 10’s of thousands came from all over the country to watch Auburn & Memphis face off. But no matter the final score, city leaders believe Memphis is the true winner for adding something to their helmets. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit […]

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Thousands Affected by Tornado-How Can You Help?

December 28, 2015

Right now, thousands are affected by the EF2 tornado that ripped through District 7 in Birmingham on Christmas Day. As with any disaster, many are left without some of the basics in life. You can help now. Make checks to: Project Hopewell Inc. or take these items to 4817 Jefferson Ave. SW @ Hopewell Missionary […]

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Free Food, Fun, Joy & Love at The District 7 “Holiday Social”

December 11, 2015

To show how much Pres. Pro-Tem Jay Roberson values people in District 7, his holiday social at Lawson State Community College offered free food and fellowship, but also joy and love for your neighbor, something that has been in place for a long time in this community. For more information about everything the Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham City Council’s “Nine Acts of Kindness” Continues With District 7

November 19, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Jones Valley Middle School in District 7.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor is donating much needed school supplies to schools in their district to show their appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to reflect on the […]

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District 7 Youth Football Classic Teaches More Than a Game

October 19, 2015

There is truly nothing like the feel of fall football. The 4th Annual Youth Football Classic in District 7 amplified that as families from all over the area tailgated and cheered for their teams at Wiggins Park. Guiding the young players into the end zone takes patience, but it is achievable. Guiding them in life […]

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New Lawson State Expansion Coming to District 7

October 16, 2015

School administrators are making way for the new Lawson State Community College Academic Success Center in District 7. Demolition has begun on the old Wenonah Elementary School that closed in the summer of 2011. The new building is scheduled to open for the 2017 academic year. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council […]

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100 Days of Nonviolence Kicks Off

October 12, 2015

City leaders can’t do it without help, that philosophy is at the heart of 100 Days of Nonviolence. President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson kicked off the 6th year of this campaign by asking area youth to commit to finding peaceful ways of handling tough problems for the next 100 days. For more information about everything the […]

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100 Days of Nonviolence Youth Movement Continues Momentum of Change and Focuses on Youth Leadership

October 9, 2015

Developing young leaders isn’t an easy task. However, Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson is showing how this effort can be achieved effortlessly through the launch of the 6th Annual 100 Days Nonviolence campaign. A press conference was held today to disclose details of the campaign and to discuss ways that youth can […]

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Youth to Take Part in 100 Days of Nonviolence

October 8, 2015

Is it socioeconomic, maybe it’s a lack of education or workforce development? What exactly contributes to youth violence? For 6 years now, President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson has explored the answers to that with “100 Days of Nonviolence”. It’s an initiative that pledges nonviolence for 100 days from youth locally and around the country stressing the […]

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Reaching Out Globally is Paying off in District 7

September 3, 2015

Reaching out globally is paying off in District 7. Oxford Pharmaceuticals, based in England, broke ground on a $29 million manufacturing plant that will produce generic drugs. President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson says the facility, located on Lakeshore Parkway, will eventually create 200 jobs with salaries ranging from $12 an hour to more than $100 an […]

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Inspirational Shoe Distribution Helps 150 District 7 Students

August 5, 2015

Just in time for school, 150 children received free shoes thanks in part to Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson and the Samaritan’s Feet Project. This annual shoe distribution held at the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club started in Nigeria by missionaries in 2003. Today volunteers share words of encouragement and hope while washing children’s […]

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Pro-Tem Roberson & special guest Dr. Bernice King help train youth in summer nonviolence camp

July 19, 2015

The daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King is continuing the fight for non-violence. Dr. Bernice King, along with Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, spoke to area youth during the 4th Annual Summer Camp NOW at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, or NOW, is a one week camp that draws […]

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