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Mayor Steven Reed Releases a Statement Regarding the Passing of John Lewis

Following the death of civil rights icon, John Lewis, Montgomery Mayor, Steven Reed has released a statement reflecting on Lewis’ life saying in quote: “Our nation and our community have lost a giant. From his humble roots in Pike County, John Lewis rose to become a titan of courage and conscientiousness. His was the voice of righteousness as he bravely, repeatedly…

Chamber Foundation To Offer Relief for Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

River Region leaders are stepping in to support our small businesses affected by the coronavirus. “We’re all in this together. And we realize that small businesses are the backbone of the communities,” Chamber Foundation Chairman Willie Durham said. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce ‘s Chamber Foundation– along with city and county officials– have created the Recover Together Small Business…

Montgomery Police Say Man Arrested for Not Complying with Curfew Order

Montgomery Police Department has charged one adult male with violation of the city’s curfew order. Police say the man was arrested for loitering at a business in the 6400 block of Atlanta Highway. It was around 11 pm on March 29. They say the male appeared to be intoxicated and refused to comply with the curfew order. Montgomery mayor Steven…

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…