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Mayor Steven Reed: ‘I Want Montgomery to be the Safest City in the Country’

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s Transition Team hosted the final day of public meetings Thursday. The Public Safety Committee heard from MPD Chief Finley, District Attorney Daryl Bailey and MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore. Chief Finley says the biggest challenges for MPD in 2020 are funding (technology & vehicles), recruiting, retention and recidivism. When asked what the number one thing he…

Mayor Steven Reed on Goals, Plans for 2020

As Montgomery closes out what has been a historic 2019, Mayor Steven Reed is looking towards 2020 and the opportunities he believes it holds for the city. Reed has been working on his transition team which will focus on numerous issues including education and crime.  Reed says a major issue facing Montgomery Public Schools is the lack of funding.  He…

Alabama News Network Special: Reed Makes History

Alabama News Network has produced a special on the historic election of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. This year, he became the city’s first black mayor in Montgomery’s 200-year history. While he’s a new face in the mayor’s office, Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. He was born at St. Margaret’s Hospital and attended Forest Avenue Elementary School, Vaughn Road…

Mayor Steven Reed Releases Statement on Officer Smith Conviction

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has released a statement following the conviction of Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith for the 2016 shooting death of Greg Gunn. Reed says, “This is a tragedy that we must not forget, we must learn from it, and move forward together to do everything in our power to make sure something like this never happens…

Steven Reed Attends First Montgomery City Council Meeting as Mayor

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed continues to grow in his role as the Capitol City’s leader. Tuesday was Reed’s first City Council Meeting as Mayor. There were not many pressing issues at Tuesday’s meeting, but Mayor Reed says more important issues will come from the meetings in the near future. “This was just a day for to get with the City…

ASU Students Watch Historic Inauguration

Students at Alabama State University took in Steven Reed’s Historic Inauguration Tuesday. A group of student leaders held a watch party for the swearing-in ceremony.  Professor Dr. Rolundus Rice was also on hand to answer questions and explain the historic significance of the event. One student tells us he was very involved in the mayoral election.  He helped register students…

Steven Reed Sworn-in as Montgomery’s First Black Mayor

1/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery mayor-elect Steven Reed has officially been sworn-in as the city’s first black mayor. The city of Montgomery held an inauguration ceremony at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center in Downtown Montgomery. Nine of the newly elected city council members…

Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on his 10 Years as Montgomery Mayor

Monday was outgoing Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange’s last full day in office. Strange sat down with Alabama News Network reporter Jerome Jones to discuss his decade of service. Mayor Strange says the city is in good hands with Mayor Elect Steven Reed, and he is excited about what the future holds for Montgomery. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: mayor elect steven…

Exclusive: Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on His 10 Years in Office

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took time on his final full day in office to sit down with Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood to reflect on his 10 years leading the city. The Live interview appeared on Alabama News Network at 6. Strange was elected in a special election and took office in March 2009. Since then, he says he’s…