Press Releases & News Stories

Birmingham’s Poverty Rate Drops by 7.5%

September 21, 2017

Media Advisory  Contact: April Odom United States Census Media Inquiries: 301-763-3030 Birmingham’s Poverty Rate Drops by 7.5% The US Census Bureau released the 2016 American Community Survey results on September 14, 2017. The decrease in poverty shown for the City of Birmingham is significant. In the past five years, the poverty rate has dropped from a […]

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TRUFUND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. AND CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE BUSINESS SERVICES TO MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED CONTRACTORS

September 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2017 Media Contacts: April Odom Kim Carter Evans Kevans@trufund.org TRUFUND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. AND CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE BUSINESS SERVICES TO MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED CONTRACTORS Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. recently announced the launch of, first of its kind, partnership with TruFund […]

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Help for Houston

August 28, 2017

Media Advisory Contact: April Odom Help for Houston Mayor William Bell announced this morning that the City of Birmingham will be collecting items for Houston and the Southeast Texas area starting Wednesday, August 30th at 7:00 am at the City’s Boutwell Auditorium. “Birmingham is a generous and kind City and we know that everyone including […]

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Mayor’s Office Partners with ATF, BPD and Crime Stoppers to Keep Guns out of Schools

August 15, 2017

  Contact: April Odom Mayor’s Office Partners with ATF, BPD and Crime Stoppers to Keep Guns out of Schools The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Birmingham Police Department, Mayor’s Office and Crime Stoppers Metro Alabama today announced a new Gun Deterrent Initiative designed to keep illegal guns out of our schools. ATF […]

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Mayor Bell and the City of Birmingham Joining the Fight to Stop the Flood of Opioids

August 14, 2017

Contact: April Odom Mayor’s Office of Public Information   BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2017 – Mayor William Bell announced today that the City of Birmingham is joining other cities across the country in fighting the prescription opioid epidemic by filing suit against the companies responsible for dumping millions of dollars’ worth of prescription opioids into […]

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