She’s been a resident of the Ensley Highlands community for over 30 years and feels strongly about serving her community. She told Bham Now that working with the Birmingham Board of Education is a priority to her.
District 8, meet Birmingham City Council candidate Lynette Peters.
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When did you officially announce your candidacy and where/how did you do it?
“June 26, Jefferson County Courthouse and on Facebook.”
What is the name of your principal campaign committee?
“New Face, Better Vision, New Direction.”
Why do you want to run for Birmingham City Council?
“I want to implement initiatives—keeping in front of the neighborhoods, community, elderly and youths—to better serve them.”
What is your background, education and experience?
“Born in New Orleans, Louisiana and reared in Tylertown, Mississippi, I moved to Birmingham in 1991.
“I graduated from Salem Attendance Center in Tylertown, attended Southern Junior College in Birmingham, did not graduate, loan went into default while in college.
“For the past 30 years I have been a Girl Scout troop leader, Bush Middle School PTA President, Ensley Highlands Neighborhood Association President, Vice President, Secretary and Five Points West Community Vice President.”
How will you foster a healthy, working relationship between the mayor’s office and the Birmingham City Council/city hall?
“A communication paper trail will be used. Asking the citizens of District 8 what is needed and following the protocol given and giving the staff in the mayor’s office time to respond in writing. Making it public knowledge of the answers.”
How will you accomplish transparency with the residents of Birmingham, if elected?
“Transparency is very important. Having an open door policy and being an advocate for District 8—making it known I was elected by the citizens, and I will fight for the citizens of District 8.”