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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 sixteen cities taking part in the Love Your Block program. Through this program, Birmingham is engaging with citizens to revitalize its neighborhoods by transforming vacant properties into vibrant public spaces and initiating the start of community gardens in food deserts as part of the Woodfin Way Plan.

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

Mayor Randall Woodfin

Born and raised in Birmingham, Mayor Randall Woodfin is a product of Birmingham City Schools. Randall then went on to earn his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Randall served as a public servant working with the City’s Division of Youth Services, the Birmingham City Council, and the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO). In 2009, Randall became an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham. From 2013- 2015, he served as Presidents on the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education.

Chief Service Officer Alice R. Williams

Alice Williams was appointed by the Woodfin Administration to serve as Chief Service Officer for the City of Birmingham in 2018. Mrs. Williams also serves as the Mayor’s Office Director of Customer Service.