Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of the potential impacts for Tropical Storm Nate. According to the National Hurricane Center, Nate is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane when it makes landfall on Sunday morning. This storm is expected to bring direct impacts from wind, storm surge and heavy rain.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox is running for Alabama governor. In a videotaped statement on Thursday, Oct. 5, Maddox confirmed he is entering the 2018 race.
Norman A. Crow, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). He will represent Congressional District Seven and will be subject to confirmation by the 2018 Alabama Senate.
After 31 years as the executive director of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA), Dara Longgrear will retire, effective Nov. 1.
Recently, in this column, I discussed the impact of the digital economy on the City of Tuscaloosa’s finances. With 68 percent of the City’s revenues coming from gross sales, based on varying studies regarding the impact of online sales, the City is losing between $3.5 million to $7.5 million a year. Since 2010, depending on how conservative you desire to be, the City has lost between $17 million to $35 million in revenue growth.
City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox presented his recommendation for the fiscal year 2018 operating budgets at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The budgets include the general fund and the water and sewer fund.
City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox has appointed Mark Fields as city clerk, effective Sept. 5.
Nearly 250 Chamber members attended the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce's State of the State luncheon, held on July 6 at Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa, to get an update from Alabama's leaders.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox is forming an exploratory committee to run for Alabama governor. In a videotaped statement on Thursday, Maddox confirmed he’s considering entering the 2018 race.
“Today, I am announcing the formation of a political committee to help me explore the possibility of running for Governor in 2018,” Maddox said in his statement. “The decision to form the committee was easy. By taking this step, I am complying with Alabama’s election and ethics laws and continuing our tradition of transparency.”
The following is Mayor Walt Maddox’s 2017 Inauguration Address, delivered on May 22 at the Tuscaloosa River Market.
Mayor Walt Maddox
Monday, May 22, 2017
Tuscaloosa River Market
In October 2001, I remember standing on the stairs inside City Hall waiting for the inaugural procession to begin, and thinking about what would the future would hold.
Nearly 16 years later, I can still feel the excitement, energy and anxiousness that comes with taking an oath to serve your community.