Chairwoman Economic Development
Budget and FinanceCommittee
Park and Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee
Public Improvement and Beautification Committee
2010 Neighborhood- Small Business Economic Development Summit
The Honorable Birmingham City Councilor Lashunda Scales represents District 1; which encompasses nine (9) Neighborhood Associations in the Roebuck-Huffman section of Birmingham, Alabama.
Councilor Scales defeated five (5) challengers, including a two term incumbent, without a run-off.
Her main objective for public service is to provide honest and active representation, and to better connect the citizens of Birmingham to "City" government.
As Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Councilor Scales vows to partner with local, state, national and international corporations/companies to secure sustainable employment opportunities for the citizens of Birmingham while building a much stronger tax base. As a Committee Member of Budget and Finance, Park and Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Public Improvements and Beautification committees, Councilor Scales works feverishly to increase the City of Birmingham's marketability hence creating an extraordinary appeal when attracting major events and conferences to our great city as a destination location
An entrepreneur within her own right, as a national public relations and marketing consultant, Scales founded
Scales Public Relations and Marketing Firm in the year 2000 while pursuing a lucrative career in the entertainment industry. During this period of time, it became very clear that Councilor Scales was very passionate about delivering positive news regarding issues or events to local media. Media indoctrination became a revered pursuit, rather than an obligation to the company. While studying the art,she discovered that eminent news was generally enthralled with negative publicity. "I concluded early on that although I could not alter the course of events that occur within the daily news, I equally believe that positive news, if presented flawlessly, will also proliferate breaking news".
Scales' firm holds to their tribute some of the world's most distinguished clients such as: Magic Johnson owned Burger KingÂ® Restaurants and Bishop T.D. Jakes' hit gospel play, 'Woman Thou Art Loosed'.
Affectionately known by the youth in her district as "Momma Scales", Councilor Scales serves as an official Partner in EducationÂ for eight (8) Birmingham City Schools in District 1. Most noted is her firm's highly publicized scholarship program at Huffman High School. Councilor Scales passionately invests her time, talents and resources into tomorrow's leaders - TODAY. That is why it is not uncommon to see her pounding the pavement to provide her students and her constituents with the best quality of life.
A proud native of Birmingham, Alabama and a product of the Birmingham City School System, Councilor Scales attended Stillman College and is a Jefferson State Community College graduate with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
Councilor Scales and her husband, Michael, have two beautiful daughters and are faithful members of Faith Chapel Christian Center.
For more information concerning Councilor Scales or to discuss appointment scheduling, call 205.254.2349.
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