Tag: Mayor William Bell

Bell Lining Up for Another Shot at the Mayor’s Chair

Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell has signaled his intention to enter this year’s mayoral race, challenging incumbent Mayor Randall Woodfin, who unseated him in 2017. Paperwork filed with Jefferson County’s probate court Monday shows that Bell has formed a principal campaign committee — of which he is the sole member — for a 2021 mayoral run. Read more.

“You Have to Follow Your Own Path:” Mayor Bell Reflects on 40 Years of Public Service

Nov. 21, 2017 — Mayor William Bell bid a tearful farewell to the Birmingham City Council during Tuesday’s meeting, the last of his nearly eight-year tenure as mayor.

His successor, Randall Woodfin, will be sworn into the office Tuesday.

During an emotional address in council chambers, Bell reflected on his decades-long career in government and expressed gratitude to his city employees — or, as he said he liked to call them, his “coworkers.”

Read his full remarks.