Tuscaloosa is going through a time of exciting progress. The City of Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission (jointly funded by the City, Tuscaloosa County Commission, City of Northport, and Legislative Delegation) have embarked on significant projects across the community. We are the envy of most cities in Alabama because we are building a better future. However, with collaboration, innovation, and expansion comes growing pains.
It is difficult to make hard decisions during good times.
The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa honored Law Enforcement Officers of the Year at its Feb. 28 meeting at Indian Hills Country Club.
The City of Tuscaloosa is hoping to showcase the arts throughout the downtown community with the help of a newly formed Public Art Committee.
The City Council recently passed a proposal for the committee and guidelines for the usage of public art. According to the proposal, the committee will manage the “selection, placement, maintenance, relocation, and deaccessioning” of public art in Tuscaloosa. The committee will have eight representatives from the arts community, business community, and the City of Tuscaloosa.
Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed the City’s current internal auditor, Carly Standridge to replace Mark Fields as city clerk, effective March 1.
A “Meet Your Legislators Night” highlighting proposed actions of the 2019 legislative session is planned for Feb. 4, and is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa. Co-sponsors are the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the University of Alabama Retirees Association (TUARA).
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.
Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children.