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Coffee with State Rep

Join Birmingham NEXT for First Fridays With State Representative Mari Manoogian on Friday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Join fellow citizens for coffee and conversation. Get answers to your questions and concerns at this intimate conversation with Mari.

Lebanese Cedar Tree Given to City

The city received a Lebanese Cedar Tree, one of the defining and internationally recognized symbols of Lebanese culture and a source of great national pride for the people of Lebanon.

Birmingham Mayor Pro-Tem Pierre Boutros welcomed Counsel General of Lebanon Suzan Mouzi Yassine (Midwest Region) and her entire team as well as other supporters to the Aug. 23 service. The Lebanese Cedar Tree, now in its sapling stage, is planted at Martha Baldwin Park, named for one of Birmingham’s most instrumental historical figures.

Watch the video here.


Birmingham Museum Receives Recognition

It was a proud day for the team at the Birmingham Museum as State Rep. Mari Manoogian paid tribute to their efforts with a plaque signed by her and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist.

Rep. Manoogian hailed the museum’s body of work including its award-winning exhibit from 2018, the People of Birmingham: Celebrating 200 years of stories. She also noted its fun and refreshing presence on social media.

City Commissioners Rackeline Hoff and Carroll DeWeese along with City Manager Joe Valentine joined the presentation.

Get more information on the activities of the Birmingham Museum.


Public Invited to Follow Study of Unimproved Roads in City as 2019 Cape Seal Work Nears

Birmingham’s Ad-Hoc Unimproved Street Study Committee continues to assess policies, procedures and funding options related to the 26 miles of gravel roads throughout the city, which are referred to as “unimproved streets.”

Sign up for meeting notifications and for email or text notifications from this committee. 

While the long-term solutions are reviewed, short term maintenance will continue with a number of unimproved streets scheduled for a cape seal treatment, anticipated for later this month. You can find information on those specific streets at  

Preliminary Plan Going to the Planning Board

The Birmingham Plan project team will be on-hand to present concepts from the preliminary draft plan to the Planning Board on Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Please attend or follow along on your BCTV Government Access channel.

Also, the city encourages stakeholders to review the background analysis documents.


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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