Mayor's Alliance for Opportunity and Advancement

The mission of the Mayor’s Alliance is to enhance the educational, economic, housing and recreational opportunities while reducing crime, poverty and blight that disproportionately impacts the underserved communities in Tuscaloosa.

To achieve this mission, the Mayor’s Alliance coordinates the efforts of its four citizen-led community action Subcommittees. Each Subcommittee focuses on one of the four Key Equity Factors: Education, Economic and Workforce Development, Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization and Youth Sports and Recreation. Each Subcommittee is dedicated to identifying barriers to access and crafting bold—yet practical, solutions to achieve equity, promote advancement and create opportunities for underserved persons, neighborhoods and communities in Tuscaloosa.

Audrey Buck

Audrey Buck

Audrey Buck serves as the Deputy Director of Urban Development. She has worked for the…

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Alexis Wilson

Alexis Wilson

Alexis Wilson is the Head Start/Early Head Start Director for Community Service Programs of West…

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Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Chris Hall began his career at the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority (THA) in 2004 and recently…

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Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore

Moore serves as the Executive Director of Urban Development and Elevate Tuscaloosa’s Project Lead. He…

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Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Alabama. His research…

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Team Leaders

LaParry Howell | Project Team Leader
LaShonda Kemp | Deputy Project Team Leader
Severn “Sebo” Sanders | Ex-Officio 
Scott Holmes | Ex-Officio