2021 Birmingham City Election

Carol Clarke, Birmingham City Council D8

Carol Clarke

Birmingham City Council, District 8

Carol Clarke

 Age: 58

Residence: Birmingham (Bush Hills)

Political experience: Appointed member, Birmingham School Board, 2012; Director of economic development, City of Birmingham, 2003-08; chief administrative assistant, Capital Projects, City of Birmingham, 2000-03

Professional experience: Commercial real estate development, 2017-present; community development roles in banking industry, 2008-2017; City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, 2000-2008; capital program management consulting for public sector clients (such as universities, cities & housing authorities), 1995-99; energy engineering for public utility industry, 1983-94

Civic experience: Vice president and co-founder, Bush Hills Connections; board member and past chair, Create Birmingham; southeastern board member, Operation HOPE; board secretary and 2017 Jazz Festival chair, Taste of Fourth Avenue; Core Committee, Jefferson County Memorial Project; board member and program committee member, REV Birmingham; member, Birmingham Industrial Development Board; member, Birmingham Land Bank Authority; former member, Neighborhood Services of Birmingham, Board and Development Committee; former board member and Housing Committee chair, Aleithia House; former board member and fundraising committee chair, Urban Impact; former advisory board member, Birmingham Museum of Art

Education: Bachelor of science in electrical engineering, Georgia Tech, 1987

 Significant endorsements: None listed

 Top contributors: Pride PAC II, $2,000; Monique Rogers, $2,000; Greg Gratton, $2,000

Main Issues: Listen to constituents and advocate for actions that improve quality of life with the following key focus areas in mind: creating safe and empowered neighborhoods by strengthening partnerships among the Police Department, non-profits, residents and businesses to help reduce gun violence and other crimes, and prioritizing streetlighting, clearing of overgrown lots, and investments in housing; promoting inclusive economic recovery by strengthening places such as Five Points West with more quality options, and ensuring the city’s purchasing and incentive policies are inclusive and support of minority-owned businesses; and getting more city services to District 8, including resurfacing streets, improving storm drains and making to repairs to recreational facilities, and increasing environmental awareness to encourage recycling

Campaign: clarked8.com