Councilor Valerie Abbott conducting business during a Birmingham City Council meeting. The Birmingham City Council is the legislative branch of Birmingham city government as defined by the Mayor-Council Act of the State of Alabama. All official actions must be approved by a majority vote of the Council during its regular meeting at 9:30 each Tuesday morning.
Councilor Valerie Abbott and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin at the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) Newsmaker Dinner.
Councilor Valerie Abbott and Governor Bob Riley during a tour at the Lovelady's Center. Lovelady's is a transitional center receiving state funding to aid in all types of rehabilitation programs, currently 200 women are gleaning the benefits.