Mary Jean LaMay

Birmingham City Council, District 4

Mary Jean LaMay

Name: Mary Jean LaMay

Age: 47

Residence: Norwood

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Birmingham City Council, 2014; Norwood Neighborhood president, January 2015-January 2017.

Professional experience: Law firm office manager, 2012-present; client sales media firm, 2008-2011; customer sales/marketing specialist, 2005-2008; advertising agency account planner, 2001-2004

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Christian education and music, Southeastern Bible College, 1996.

Civic experience: Has been a volunteer with City Stages, Birmingham Art Walk and Sidewalk Film Festival. Birmingham Advertising Federation Local Addy chair, 7th District AAF District Addy chair, Birmingham Advertising Federation president, AAF President of the Year in 2003, Norwood Neighborhood Block Watch captain 2009-present, Norwoood Neighborhood Safety Committee member 2012-present. Completed Birmingham Police Department Citizens on Patrol course, 2015. Norwood Neighborhood president 2015-2017.

Main Issues: If elected, LaMay advocates a Comprehensive Blight Program to address and re-purpose vacant lots. She also calls for a renewed emphasis on the police department’s Block Watch program to build stronger ties between officers and the community. She wants to increase city-sponsored activities for all ages at all city parks, as well as improve access to public transit across the city. She wants to increase civic pride in all Birmingham neighborhoods and increase accountability for city departments. LaMay also advocates streamlining the licensing process in Birmingham to encourage businesses to relocate in the city limits.

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