Joe Valentine

The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is appointed by the City Commission. The Office of the City Manager coordinates the activities of all City departments and is responsible for:

  • directing the administration of the City government
  • appointing all department heads, with the exception of the City Clerk
  • preparation of the annual budget and a long-range capital improvements program
  • implementing the policies adopted by the City Commission

The Office of the City Manager also prepares City Commission meeting agendas and is responsible for the City's public-relations and risk management programs. 

Joseph A. Valentine
City Manager

Tiffany Gunter
Assistant City Manager

James Gallagher
Assistant to the City Manager


Messages from the City Manager

Joe Valentine, Birmingham City Manager, periodically releases messages regarding projects, programs and initiatives happening in Birmingham. Download the article(s) and/or watch the videos below to learn more about the City of Birmingham.

Inside City Hall Videos 

City Managers Message

Public Begging - January 11, 2016

West Maple Trial Project Video - September, 2015

Multi-Modal Transportation Plan and Proposed Modifications to West Maple Road -  January 18, 2015

Improving the City's Parking System - November 17, 2014