CITY OF BESSEMER, ALABAMA
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Kenneth E. Gulley is serving in his third term as Mayor of Bessemer.
Gulley was re-elected in August 2014 and August 2018. The three-term mayor has set about on an agenda to make the city of Bessemer a force in the state economically and a place its residents can be proud to call home.
In his three terms in office, Gulley’s administration has made several significant accomplishments. Among them:
Improved city finances by taking the city from millions in debt to a budget surplus.
Established a business-friendly administration, which has resulted in the recruitment of more business and industry to Bessemer. About 3,500 jobs have been created in the city during his administration.
Improved the staffing levels and technology at the Bessemer Police Department to combat crime, resulting in a dramatic drop in the city’s overall crime rate over the past six years.
Created a unified working relationship between the Mayor and the Council.
Created transparency in city government.
Secured funding to build a new city Recreation Center and a new City Hall.
Purchased new equipment to replace worn equipment across all city departments.
Invested in the city’s parks and recreation amenities, including the city’s first-ever “Rail-Trail.
Secured funding to improve the city’s aging infrastructure. His administration has also worked feverishly to make sure city employees are compensated among the best in Jefferson County.
Gulley is married to the former Yvonne Whitely. The couple has two children.

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Participants Needed for Bessemer Oral History Project

The Birmingham-Southern College Urban Environmental Studies Program is working with the City of Bessemer and the Silver Boomers to develop the Bessemer Collective Memory Project. BSC Urban Sociology students are conducting interviews to collect information on the personal memories of people growing up in Bessemer.  The purpose of the study is to examine how people recall the city’s past as part of their own history and what parts of these memories they pass along to their children. Data from this interview will be used in the development of video archiveSEE DETAILS

Historic Survey RFP notice

The city of Bessemer, Alabama is soliciting proposals from a qualified historic preservation firm, team or individual (“consultant”) to prepare a comprehensive resurvey of historic buildings, structures and sites within the Downtown Bessemer National Historic District. The city plans to use this survey to update the boundaries of the Downtown Bessemer National Historic District. It is the intent of the city to select a single consultant to accomplish all services outlined in this RFP. A survey of the Bessemer Downtown Historic District was completed in 1992, identifying several properties of historicSEE DETAILS

december, 2022

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AIRPORT

RESTAURANTS

FRANK HOUSE

REC CENTER

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