Mayor Randall Woodfin
At age 36, Randall L. Woodfin is the youngest mayor in the history of the City of Birmingham, Alabama.
He began his public service career in the Division of Youth Services, the Birmingham City Council, and the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, and was later appointed Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham.
Mayor Woodfin won election to the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education in 2013 and served two years as its President.
At Morehouse College, Mayor Woodfin majored in political science and served as president of Student Government Association. He went on to earn his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He developed the slogan at the core of his administration “Putting People First,” beginning when he was a 15-year-old bagger at a supermarket in Birmingham.
Mayor Woodfin has set a goal for 2020, for Birmingham to be seen as the destination for women and minorities to launch their business because of an ecosystem built for them to thrive.
In addition to his efforts to improve economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and opportunities for students, Mayor Woodfin recently announced a crime-fighting plan to put more police officers on the streets.