About our City Council
The City of Gardendale operates under a Mayor-Council President form of government. This form of government most closely resembles the private sector with the Mayor serving as the Chief Executive Officer (Executive Branch of Government) and the Council as the Board of Directors (Legislative Branch of Government).
The Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term. The City Council members are elected by district for terms of four years. The latest municipal election was held the fourth Tuesday in August 2016 – August 23, 2016. Municipal election Information is available on the home page of this website or by contacting the city clerk at 631-8789. The Alabama Secretary of State website contains valuable information about elections. www.sos.state.al.us.
The Mayor and City Council work as a team with the City of Gardendale employees to provide the public with:
- A safe community in which to live and work
- Services delivered courteously and professionally.
- Fiscal responsibility with accountability.
- Convenient opportunities for recreation.
- The elected officials and employees recognize that if they accomplish these goals the City of Gardendale will always be a desirable place in which to live and work.
City council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. Council meetings are held in the council chamber at Gardendale City Hall, which is located at 925 Main Street. Citizens are invited to attend. For additional information contact the City Clerk, Melissa Honeycutt, at (205) 631-8789.
Gardendale is divided into five districts. Click the link below to view the map.
All City Districts
Allen Jerkins is a first term councilman. As YMCA program director for 10 years, Allen concentrated on community development. In his own community, Allen has coached Gardendale youth soccer and youth basketball, and served on the Gardendale soccer board. Allen's commitment to the citizens in District I includes holding a community meeting once every 3 months.
For the last four years, Allen has served as Junior High youth pastor at Christway Church of God where he has attended for seven years. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 13 years. He has a daughter, Morgan, and son, Brayden. Allen is currently employed with SupplyWorks as an Accounts Executive.
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Adam Berendt is a first term Councilman representing the citizens of District II.
He lives on Peterson Drive in the Gardendale Park neighborhood.
Adam chairs the Economic Development Committee and represents the Council on the Parks and Recreation Board.
Adam is currently employed as a Systems Business Analyst with Regions. He has worked in the Birmingham area as a software developerbusiness analyst for almost 20 years.
Adam is an active coach of youth sports in the city, and is a member of the Greater Gardendale Chamber of Commerce.
Married to his childhood sweetheart, Holley, for 17 years, Adam and Holley have 4 children who all attend Gardendale Schools: Carter, Peyton, Grayson, and Chloe.
Adam and his family worship with the Gardendale Church of Christ located on Pineywood Road. They are active members of the church, where he teaches the Young Peoples Bible Class, and serves as a deacon.
A.A.S. - Computer Science and Microcomputer Applications - Jefferson State Community College – 1998
B.A. - Business Administration - Huntingdon College – 2005
M.S.M. - Business Management - Troy University - 2007
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Alvin Currington was elected to the City Council in 2008 and is currently serving his third term representing the citizens of District III. Alvin and his wife of 23 years, Joanna Nichols Currington, make their home in the Castle Pines community in Gardendale. They have two sons and one daughter, Nicholas (20) who attends Bevill State Community College, Zachary (14) who attends Bragg Middle School and Rose (2).
Alvin is employed as a System Analyst / Network Specialist in the Information Systems Department with Thompson Caterpillar.
Alvin serves as Council President, represents the Council on the Planning and Zoning Board and serves as liaison to the Gardendale Board of Education.
He is a member of the Gardendale Historical Society and the Greater Gardendale Chamber of Commerce
Alvin and his family attend Gardendale First Baptist Church.
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Greg Colvert is President Pro Tem for the Gardendale City Council. Gardendale has been home to Greg Colvert and his wife, Linda, for most of their 44 years of marriage. They have one son, Frank. Greg’s family attends Walkers Chapel Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. Greg is also a member of the Gardendale Masonic Lodge.
A Vietnam veteran, Greg served his country four years in the U.S. Navy. Professionally, Greg is a master electrician and field engineer. He retired in 2009 after 14 years as Superintendent for Marcum Electric, Inc. His work experience gives him the strong desire to support the city’s Public Works and other departments as they maintain the city’s infrastructure. Greg’s retirement allows him to focus full time on his passion for moving the city forward while maintaining the quality of life and services now enjoyed by the citizens of Gardendale.
Greg’s focus as a City Council member is on responsible fiscal policies and business growth and development. His desire is to see Gardendale progress to be the leading city in North Jefferson County.
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Will Hardman ran unopposed for his second term as Councilman for District 5.
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