Tuscaloosa has grown over recent years, and the city is giving residents the opportunity to help decide what Tuscaloosa’s future will be. 

My recent campaign for governor allowed me the amazing opportunity to experience the deep faith and boundless optimism of the people of Alabama. Words cannot express my sincere appreciation to all of you who made this journey possible. I am honored to be an Alabamian and blessed to have met so many of you over the past 18 months. Although we did not win the race, it is important that we continue to keep faith – it is important that we continue to believe in the promise of a better Alabama.

The city of Tuscaloosa’s current City Clerk, Mark Fields, has been named the new chief human resources officer. Mayor Maddox named Field to the position, effective on Feb. 1.

Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed Susan Snowden as chief financial officer, which went into effect Dec. 15.

The city of Tuscaloosa marked its 199th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 13. To mark the date, the gazebo at Government Plaza was officially named Bicentennial Square. A host of officials were on hand for the dedication, including Mayor Walt Maddox, Tuscaloosa 200 co-chairs Tim Parker, Jr., Cathy Randall, and City Councilman Harrison Taylor, and City Council President Cynthia Almond.

The City of Tuscaloosa is looking for community members to participate in Framework, a city-wide initiative to update the city’s outdated Comprehensive Plan and zoning and development regulations. 

The City of Tuscaloosa has won nine awards in the past year for its use of an online and social media presence.

“Our website and social media sites all reach different people in our community who come from different demographics and backgrounds,” said Deidre Stalnaker, Tuscaloosa’s Communications Director. “It is important for us to tailor what we say and do to the people we are reaching to meet them where they are and make communication easy.”

The City of Tuscaloosa will allow citizens to bring their municipal court cases up to date without fear of arrest, jail time or additional fees. The amnesty program will take place 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in October, November and December.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox presented his recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2019 operating budgets at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The budgets comprise the general fund and the water and sewer fund.

To engage citizens in the budget planning process, the City of Tuscaloosa invites community members to share their priorities online at Tuscaloosa.com/towardtomorrow.

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