About

Named after Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, Jefferson County was founded in 1819 by the Alabama Legislature. Home to nearly 700,000 residents, Jefferson County is Alabama’s most populated county.

Jefferson County is governed by five Commissioners elected from specific districts of the County. Each Commissioner is responsible for administering assigned departments and functions of County government. The Commission positions are identified as: Finance and General Services, Environmental Services, Roads and Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Information Technology. The Commissioners choose one of their number to serve as President of the Commission. The President is the Commissioner of Finance and General Services. The President’s duties include presiding over Commission meetings and signing contracts and other documents.

For additional information about Jefferson County, Alabama please visit Jefferson County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Jefferson County Commissioners

COMMISSIONER James A. (Jimmie) Stephens - President (District 3)
Administrative Services, Public Works and Infrastructure………………...(205) 325-5555
Room 210

COMMISSIONER George Bowman (District 1)
Health Services and General Services…………………..……...................(205) 214-5507
Room 240

COMMISSIONER Sandra Little Brown (District 2)
Community Development and Human Resource Services……................(205) 325-5074
Room 250

COMMISSIONER Joe Knight (District 4)
Judicial Administration, Emergency Management and Land Planning.....(205) 325-5070
Room 220

COMMISSIONER David Carrington (District 5)
Finance, Information Technology and Business Development…………...(205) 325-5503
Room 230