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Emily Featherston

The move comes shortly after Jeff Downes' fourth annual review. more

Aug 16, 2017 7:23 PM News 1 Comments

Cahaba River Road project

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The city council funded preliminary engineering for a project on Cahaba River Road at its Dec. 28 meeting. They also discussed updates on the Altadena park. more

Dec 28, 2015 8:36 PM News

High Notes

Sydney Cromwell

Twenty-five city employees have stepped up to start a Big Brothers Big Sisters program of their own in 2016. Downes said Vestavia Hills is the first municipality in the Birmingham area to have an on-site program like this. more

Nov 25, 2015 2:14 PM News

Old Columbiana Park

Sydney Cromwell

At a specially called meeting on Aug. 27, the council decided to terminate a previous purchase and sale agreement for four acres of the property, located behind Horizon Church. more

Aug 28, 2015 3:22 PM News

During the July 14 meeting, the city council approved an ordinance regulating mobile food trucks in Vestavia Hills. more

Jul 14, 2014 8:02 PM News

Patchwork Farms 1

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During Wednesday's council meeting, City Manager Jeff Downes gave an update on ongoing projects throughout Vestavia Hills. more

May 29, 2014 10:21 AM News

U.S. 31 development

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City Manager Jeff Downes has been hearing two words repeatedly since being hired by the city last July: economic development. He believes the best way to make that happen is to bring businesses into the heart of the city. more

May 27, 2014 11:47 AM News

Vestavia Hills Economic Development Director Fred Baughman's probationary employment is slated to end on Sept. 20, making way for a new system designed by City Manager Jeff Downes. more

Sep 6, 2013 5:14 PM , News

Jeffrey Downes will be the executive leader of the city, forming the point of the pyramid for city administration. His position rests just beneath the mayor and Council. more

Jun 27, 2013 1:30 PM News

The City of Vestavia Hills announced Jeffrey Downes as it's next city manager, pending Council approval. Downs is expected to start in July. more

Jun 6, 2013 10:27 AM News

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