Birmingham Neighborhood Association elections set for Oct. 18
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - You will soon have a chance to elect new leaders at the most local level. Birmingham will hold Neighborhood Association elections next month.
The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on September 14 setting the elections for Tuesday, October 18, so you have a month to learn about your candidates.
Each of the 99 Birmingham communities has three seats: president, vice president, and secretary.
Everyone running must be 18 years old, have attended four meetings in the last year, and have turned in their declaration of candidacy form by September 6.
The current Fairview Community President Adlai Trone represented his area for two terms or four years. He says it’s important for residents to get involved with their local government because it’s how the communities can grow and get better.
“Each neighborhood is different in its own way, in its own right from the schools to the parks to the people that live there and it’s important that you have boots on the ground and you understand what each neighborhood not only stands for -- but what are the goals?” he asked.
As far as accomplishing those goals, Trone’s biggest piece of advice for those serving is to remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
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