The Jefferson County Mayors Association is a non-profit organization which serves as a network of all the mayors of municipalities in Jefferson County to act as a sounding board for each other. At monthly meetings, the mayors discuss a variety of issues, including how their cities are being affected by the wider economy and political climate.
The organization was registered as a 501(c)4 non-profit in 2002. In December 2008, as the group was promoting changes to the Jefferson County Personnel Board, the Mayors Association hired its first executive director in order to strengthen their capacity for lobbying the Alabama State Legislature. Former Gardendale mayor Kenny Clemons was hired for the position and served until 2018. The current Executive Director is Jack Fields.
Under state law, the Jefferson County Mayors Association oversees the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. It also appoints members to many county-wide and regional authorities, including four members of the board of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, three members to the Jefferson County Flood Control Authority, two members to the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Commission, and one member to the Birmingham Water Works board. One member of the Mayors Association also serves on the Jefferson County Personnel Board.
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