Birmingham City Council District 6
Name: Keith Williams
Residence: North Titusville neighborhood
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Sales associate at Lowe’s, February 2017-present; support manager at Walmart, June 2016-December 2016; fulfillment associate ambassador at Amazon Fulfillment Center, March 2015-June 2016; owner/web designer at Greater Works Business Services, September 1998-present.
Civic experience: Member of National Association of Christian Ministers, 2010-present; founder of Great I Am Ministries Outreach International, 2003-present; associate minister at True Light Missionary Baptist Church, 2016-present; minister/mentor at Alabama Justice Network Ministries, 2017-present; activist at White Birminghamians for Black Lives Matter, 2017-present; further member at Titusville Civitan Club 2017-present; associate minister at Church of God in True Holiness of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2007-2013; technical specialist at Destination Church, 2015-2016.
Education: Alison (the state’s legislative website) web development certification, 2014; bachelor’s and master’s from Truth and Mercy Bible School, 2011 and 2013; attended Liberty University, 2010; diploma, Cathedral University, 2003; diploma, World Bible School, 2001; attended Miles College, 1998; attended Alabama State University, 1995.
Top contributors: None reported.
Main issues: If elected, Williams says he would focus on reducing crime by investing in youth and education and improving police department performance. He would work to improve trust between the council office and the community and build better relationships between police and the community. He also would address the issue of stalled trains that affect neighborhoods by create legislation to hold railroad companies accountable. He also says he would make plans to eliminate condemned properties, bring in a major supermarket and other retail shops, use abandoned lots to build a community center, and veto proposed plan to move the Humane Shelter to North Titusville.