CITY OF BESSEMER, ALABAMA
The city of Bessemer’s Mayor’s Office in conjunction with the Bessemer Local Food Education Network and Alabama A&M is sponsoring a Bessemer Food Connection Symposium on Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center, 1130 Ninth Avenue SW. Bessemer Food Connection is a symposium for food consumers, food producers and those who make food and government policy. Consumers will learn about local food benefits and nutrition, producers will learn about grants, GAP, value added products and other resources. Government officials will learn about the economic and health benefits of local foods to their city or county and grant opportunities. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture John McMillan will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon. See the flyer for more information.
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The following candidates have qualified for the Aug. 28 city of Bessemer Municipal Elections: CITY OF BESSEMER  LIST OF CANDIDATES For MUNICIPAL ELECTION To be held on AUGUST 28, 2018     Mayor  
  1. Kenneth E. Gulley – Incumbent
1927 Granville Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Cleo King
402 9th Street Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Anthony Underwood
4025 Lakewood Drive Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Bill Henry
1606 N 24th Street Bessemer, Al 35020   City Council – District 1  
  1. David Vance – Incumbent
626 3rd Avenue North Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Jarvis Collier
709 4th Avenue No. Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Michael Knight Sr.
1050 Barclay Drive Bessemer, Al 35022  
  1. Gregory Coleman
1113 Blocker Dr. Bessemer, Al 35022   City Council – District 2  
  1. Chester Porter – Incumbent
2401 12th Avenue No. Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Kimberly Alexander
2508 11th Avenue North Bessemer, Al 35020  
  1. Robert Mickelle Jackson
2317 16th Avenue No. Bessemer, AL 35020   City Council- District 3  
  1. Cynthia Stephenson-Donald – Incumbent
2501 Fairfax Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Nancy Travis Wright
2826 Berkley Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Sarah Bell Person
3027 Arlington Avenue Bessemer, AL 35020  
  1. Brandon Tolbert
2522 Arlington Avenue Bessemer, Al 35020   City Council-District 4  
  1. Donna Thigpen – Incumbent
6033 Pleasant Hill Road Bessemer, Alabama 35022   City Council – District 5  
  1. Ron Marshall – Incumbent
644 Elm Street S.W. Bessemer, Alabama 35022  
  1. Carolyn Pickens Coleman
725 Gramor Drive Bessemer, Alabama 35022   City Council-District  6
  1. Jesse Matthews – Incumbent
600 Flint Hill Road Bessemer, Alabama 35022  
  1. Carla Foreman Jackson
165 Royal Coach Circle Bessemer, Alabama 35022   City Council – District 7  
  1. Silas Isaiah Baldwin
708 Clarendon Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. LaTricia Crusoe
2115 Dartmouth Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Charles R. Winston
508 21st Street So. Bessemer, Al 35020     School Board   District 1  
  1. Amos Rembert Jr.
616 7th Avenue North Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Claire B. Mitchell – Incumbent
948 Posey Avenue Bessemer, Al 35022  
  1. Regina Cooper
1005 Barclay Dr. Bessemer, Al 35022   District 2
  1. Jimenze (Coach Jay) Jennings
2623 – 9th Avenue North Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Vera M. Eades-Incumbent
3100 6th Avenue North Bessemer, Alabama 35020   District 3
  1. Renna Soles Scott – Incumbent
2666 Granville Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Tarsha Wynn-Scott
2225 Dartmouth Avenue Bessemer, AL 35020    District 4  
  1. Sam Morris – Incumbent
1045 Overhill Road Bessemer, AL 35022  
  1. Doris Presswood Lewis
8145 Hopewell Road Bessemer, Al 35022   District 5  
  1. Jerome Cook
649 Elm Street SW Bessemer, Alabama 35022  
  1. Lula D.Walter
230 Ridge Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Darryl Owens
428 Jerry Dr. SW Bessemer, Al 35022  
  1. Darral Bethel
741 Pine Tree Circle Bessemer, AL 35022   District 6
  1. Gail Brown Harris
2203 Long 14th Street Bessemer, Al 35020  
  1. Remeka Thompson
516 Flinthill Rd. Bessemer, Alabama 35022 District 7
  1. Lee “Coach J” Jones
1516 Arlington Avenue Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Jason Foster Sr.
205 Ray Street Bessemer, Alabama 35020  
  1. Carolyn Hudson Wilson
1919 Dartmouth Avenue Bessemer, Al 35020
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Government
Applications for local non-profits interested in receiving funding from the city of Bessemer are now available. The city of Bessemer allocates a portion of its annual budget to provide support for projects that have a positive impact upon a significant portion of the population. The City Council and Mayor’s office reviews each application. Applications are now available at Bessemer City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North, or can be obtained online by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Applications will be accepted until the close of business (4:45 p.m.) on the second Friday in July, or July 13, 2018. All applications must be submitted in person to the Finance Department at City Hall. Non-profit application.
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