Birmingham Council Looking At Candidates To Fill Seats On Several Boards


Miranda Fulmore, WBHM

Seats on several Birmingham boards and authorities will be up for grabs next month, including city council-appointed positions on the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority and the Birmingham Land Bank Authority.

Five transit authority seats will become vacant on Aug. 10, when the terms of current board members Theodore L. Smith, Darryl Cunningham, LeDon James, Willie S. Davis and Kevin Powe expire. The nomination process is handled by the council’s transportation committee — though, as with all these positions, a full council vote will be required to confirm nominees.

Two positions on the city’s cooperative board with the science and engineering nonprofit Southern Research will become vacant on Aug. 29. Those seats currently are occupied by William E. Harden Jr. and Tamika Wren; new nominations will be decided by the city council’s economic development committee.

A similar cooperative board, the Alabama Special Care Facilities Financing Authority of Birmingham, also is seeking to fill the vacancy left by Anthony C. Hood. His term expired in November 2017, but since the council did not appoint a replacement, he continued to serve for an additional 3½ years. He submitted his resignation letter to the council on June 28. Nominations for his replacement will be determined by the council’s public safety committee.

Vacancies on the Stormwater Appeals Board and the Solid Waste Authority will be filled next month, with nominations closing on Aug. 15.

Nominations to fill the second director’s seat on the Birmingham Land Bank Authority also will close on Aug. 15. Those looking to fill the position for its four-year term can email their resumes to District 6 Councilor Crystal Smitherman at [email protected]


Groups oppose $725 Alabama bond sale for building prisons

The state is expected to go to the bond market on Tuesday, to provide financing for the construction plan. That money will be added to $135 million in state funds and $400 million in pandemic relief dollars that the state already agreed to put toward the construction project.

“Expect us,” reproductive rights supporters rally across Alabama after federal abortion ruling

Alabamians took to the streets this weekend after elective abortions became a felony in the state on Friday.

What to know about Alabama abortion rights after SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion. Here’s what the decision means for the Gulf South region.

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

That money will be added to $135 million in state funds and $400 million in pandemic relief dollars that the state already agreed to put toward the project.

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement.

More Birmingham City Council Coverage