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Emily Featherston

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

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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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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


Patchwork Farms 1

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

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


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. Read more


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. Read more

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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. Read more


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


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