TC alum to join Birmingham City Council
by Shane Dunaway
Dec 03, 2013 | 837 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
William A. Parker
William A. Parker
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A former Talladega College graduate will be sworn in to assume the District 4 seat on the Birmingham City Council today.

Class of 1994 graduate William A. Parker, whose experience includes serving as a legislative assistant and an Alabama state representative, assumes the council seat previously held by his mother, Maxine Herring Parker, who died Nov. 12.

The elder Maxine Parker worked as executive assistant to the president of Talladega College for 41 years while also holding the secretary position on to the college’s Board of Trustees for 27 years.

The council made the decision to appoint her son as her replacement during a meeting held Nov. 26.

“William has already done so much work on many of his mother’s projects,” council president pro-tem, Jay Roberson said. “Hopefully the constituents in District 4 will support him in the interim.”

Upon his official arrival to the council, Parker will serve until the next election of any kind in which the voters of District 4 are qualified electors.

“This is a great honor for me to serve the residents of District 4 and to continue bringing progressive leadership to the community started by my mother,” Parker said. “I am already working and am committed to building partnerships, improving the quality of life and serving as a catalyst for progress in my district.”

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