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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Delivers Christmas Message

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has delivered a video Christmas message to the people of the city. #HappyHolidays! Mayor @stevenlouisreed shared a holiday message focusing on gratitude, hope and resilience. Our community is stronger together, and we are thankful for the dedicated City staff who keep #Montgomery moving forward – even amid #COVID19’s challenges. #happyholidays pic.twitter.com/lE3k9qWd4K — City of Montgomery (@CityofMGM)…

New Documentary Honors 65th Anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott

2020 marks the 65th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the most important events of the modern civil rights movement in Alabama and the nation. A new documentary premiered at Paterson Field in downtown Montgomery Saturday, called “382: Organizing for the Future,” which explores the link between activists past and present. The documentary included remarks from Vice President-elect…

Maxwell Air Force Base Unveils Rosa Parks Memorial

On Tuesday, Maxwell Air Force Base held a memorial unveiling ceremony in honor of Rosa Parks, to kick off the 65th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Many city and military leaders including Mayor Steven Reed, Air Force Secretary Barbara Bennett, and many others all spoke at the unveiling. Parks, who once worked on base, said in her memoir, “You…

Reed, Ross React to the Death of Former State Rep. Alvin Holmes

FILE – June 16, 2010 (AP Photo/Jamie Martin, File) Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama State University President Quinton Ross have released statements remembering the life of former State Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery. Holmes died at his home Saturday at the age of 81. From Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed: “Former Representative Alvin Holmes dedicated his life to being the…

Former Mayor Strange Joins Mayor Reed in Final Plea for MPS Funding

On Friday, Oct. 30, former Mayor Todd Strange and current Mayor Steven Reed, met at city hall to give a final plea to voters to vote for MPS funding on election day. The two say funding MPS schools will benefit students, improve schools, and enhance the city’s narrative. Mayor Reed says gaining the communities trust is a vital part in…

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…