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Grantee City

Referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movements and the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is made up of 99 historic and distinct neighborhoods. Birmingham is one of six cities taking part in the Love Your Block program. Through this program, Birmingham is engaging with citizens to revitalize its neighborhoods and address blight and illegal dumping as part of Mayor Bell's RISE citizen engagement strategy.

Birmingham has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2010, when former Mayor Larry Langford signed the Declaration of Service. Current Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. reaffirmed the city's commitment to service by signing the Declaration again in 2015.

Mayor William A. Bell, Sr.

Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. served the City of Birmingham as city councilor and council president for over 25 years before becoming mayor. As mayor, he has turned a $25,000 grant into a $100,000 public-private partnership in support of Birmingham neighborhoods.

Chief Service Officer Bacarra Mauldin

Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is the city's chief service officer. In this role, she is responsible for the implementation of the Mayor’s Civic Engagement strategy and manages the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Team. She is also a project manager in the grants division, where she has written and secured millions of dollars in funding for the city and its programs.