Cristy Gilliam-DeLoach is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is currently the Administrative Assistant for the Planning Department at the City of Tuscaloosa. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Planning from the University of Alabama. She is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University where she is earning her Master of Business Administration. She is a Chamber Ambassador for The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and serves as administrative support for the Mayor’s Alliance for Opportunity and Advancement and the Chief’s Commission for Community Policing. She is also an active member of the community, volunteering with Temporary Emergency Services, UAB Family Clinic, and serves as her department’s United Way representative. Cristy is the small-business owner of Bae Juniors. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Markel and son MJ, traveling, cooking and gardening.