District 2: Councilor Kim Rafferty

Birmingham City Hall
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2216
Phone: 205-254-2348
Council Fax: 205-254-2603

Kim Rafferty
Chairwoman off Transportation & Communication Committee
Kim Rafferty


The Honorable Councilor Kim Rafferty was elected to the Birmingham City Council in 2009, defeating an incumbent for the privilege to represent the constituents of District 2 through 2013.

Councilor Rafferty is chairperson of the Transportation and Communication Committee and is a member of the Economic Development Committee and Planning and Zoning Committee.

Rafferty successfully launched her inaugural campaign on quality of life issues including city services, the dwindling number of community-based schools, and areas negatively affected by the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

She is the second person in Birmingham history to advance to the position of City Councilor after serving as a Council Assistant.

Active behind the scenes in Birmingham politics for over 10 years, Rafferty has volunteered in the Jefferson County Elections Department and was promoted to Chief Inspector.  She founded the group Airport Neighbors United in 1999 to resolve issues between the airport and the community and promote citizens rights.

With strong ties to the community she has served as a Roebuck Neighborhood Officer. Plus she is active in multiple volunteer organizations including: relief volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a trustee and volunteer cook at Huffman United Methodist Church, an officer in the organization of the Cheaha District United Methodist Women, active in the Birmingham Hospitality Network, Interfaith Hospitality House and is a constant face at her children's schools as a volunteer.

Rafferty holds an Associate Degree in Human Resources from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Born in Birmingham, she spent her formative years away from the Magic City as her parents forged new careers. In 1989, at age 25, she returned to the Magic City to care for an ailing grandparent. Little did she know she would also meet and marry the love of her life, the late Mark Rafferty.Together, for 16 years, they reared two energetic children a daughter, Jessica, and a son, Morgen. Plus, they started and managed a fledging rug art business.

For more information concerning Council Rafferty or to discuss scheduling arrangements, call Administrative Assistant David Ricker at 205.254.2438.