Political experience: Ran for Birmingham Board of Education, 2017
Professional experience: Project management for Alagasco for 26 years
Education: Bachelor’s degree, computer information system, Alabama State University
Civic experience: Bethel Baptist Church, Pratt City; student/parent advocate, Birmingham Education Foundation Board, 25 years; received 2017 City of Birmingham’s Youth Service Award; over 100 volunteer hours for Birmingham City Schools; deacon/Sunday school superintendent; project management professional; Birmingham Council of PTA; vice president of Huffman High PTSA; Alabama PTA field representative: Phillips Academy PTA President; volunteer Birmingham school crossing guard; BCS Committees for Parent Advisory, Textbook, Career Academies and Calendar
Significant endorsements: None
Top contributors: L. Adams, $50; Sandra Woodward, $50; Cheryl Thomas, $50
Main issues: Give parents, students, community and stakeholders a seat at the table; increase third-grade reading and math proficiency levels; add vocational courses in all middle and high schools; hire an adequate number of teaches aides; add social workers in each school; work to eliminate bullying; add foreign language at all schools; make career academies available for all students; sell or lease vacant school properties to the communities; construct new Huffman and Smith Middle schools; build a new Ramsay High stadium and add major expansion/renovation there; capital improvement plan developed with community input; foster a culture and climate of academic excellence, accountability and transparency; no mandatory registration fees
While rumors of election fraud or irregularities have lingered in the city for years, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed to WBHM his office is looking into allegations of voter fraud in Bessemer this election cycle. Read more.
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Nunnelley earned her stripes in more than 30 years at The Birmingham News and became managing editor in 1992. She took on a national role with Associated Press Media Editors in 2001, working with newsrooms across the country. In 2008, Nunnelley received APME’s top award for her role in the betterment of journalism.
In 2015, she led a team of experienced reporters, editors and photographers in creating the trusted online news source BirminghamWatch, now one of more than 300 news nonprofits across the country. From in-depth public service projects to regular coverage of elections, city and county government, BirminghamWatch continues to flourish under strong leadership representing the community as well as the highest caliber of journalism.
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The agency will still be allowed to regulate many forms of air pollution but would need explicit direction from Congress on how to tackle some of the worst aspects of climate change and other pressing issues. Read more.
Vestiges of segregation still thread through the systems and processes with which we engage throughout our lives, influencing Black Alabamians in large and small ways, including economic opportunities and lifetime wealth, relationship with law enforcement, health care and even projected lifespan. BirminghamWatch has an ongoing effort to analyze how these sometimes unrecognized vestiges of segregation are playing out in people’s lives today. Read stories in The Legacy of Race series.