Birmingham City Council District 3

News from City Hall, Committee Meetings, and Councilor Abbott

  • Birmingham Councilor Valerie A. Abbott

  • Chairman of Planning & Zoning Committee

    Councilor Abbott is a member of the Public Safety and Administration, Finance and Budget Committees.

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    She also serves on the boards of the Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Tree Commission, Birmingham Historical Society, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, Birmingham Urban Soccer for Youth (BUSY) and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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Posted by bhamdistrict3 on February 1, 2010

 
 
 

Councilor Valerie A. Abbott

Chairman of Planning & Zoning Committee

Valerie A. Abbott was elected to her first term on the City Council in 2001. Four years later, her constituents resoundingly elected her to a second term as the Council representative for District 3 with nearly 80% of the vote. Currently in her third term, Abbott’s popularity with District 3 voters can be attributed to her complete dedication to public service, as well as her fairness and common sense in dealing with the day-to-day affairs of the city.

Her seemingly endless schedule of neighborhood meetings and community events is her way of learning about the needs and concerns of citizens throughout Birmingham, and ensures that she is knowledgeable when issues affecting various neighborhoods come before the Council.

She has collaborated with her fellow Councilors and city staff to revise ordinances regulating noise, smoking, and fences. An avid gardener and nature enthusiast, her pursuit of neighborhood health and revitalization has resulted in two community gardens, including a national award-winning project in East Avondale.

Councilor Abbott chairs the Planning and Zoning Committee and is a member of the Public Safety and Public Improvement Committees. She also serves on the boards of the Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Tree Commission, Birmingham Historical Society,  Metropolitan Planning Organization, and also serves as board chairman for the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

Her credentials include a Bachelors degree from the School of Architecture & Fine Arts at Auburn University and a Masters degree in Public & Private Management from Birmingham Southern College. An employee of AT&T Services, Inc., Councilor Abbott has deep roots in the community’s business sector as well as within its neighborhoods. The recipient of numerous volunteer awards from groups ranging from Civitan to the Birmingham Tree Commission, Abbott was named Birmingham’s “Unsung Hero” for 1993. Valerie and her husband Rod have one son and three grandchildren.

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