Laura Joseph Pres Pro Tem

Place 4 Laura Joseph President Pro Tempore 

ljoseph@cityofhelena.org

 

Laura Joseph was elected to her first term on the Helena City Council in 2016, and currently serves as the Councilís President Pro Tem.

Her vision for Helena includes:  

1.    Continued efforts to secure much-needed infrastructure improvements

2.    Supporting beneficial economic development opportunities

3.    Developing a growth mindset regarding city services and departments

4.    Adding value for residents through cultural, historical, and beautification initiatives


Business and Education
Laura Joseph earned her degree in Communications from the University of Alabama's College of Communication and Information Sciences in 2001, with a concentration in advertising and a minor in studio art. She is currently employed by Central State Bank as Director of Marketing.

Laura is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Shelby County, a 9-month program which invites government, business, civic and community leaders to take a comprehensive look at Shelby County, and what it takes to make it operate, grow, and prosper. Near the end of each term, class groups design and complete service projects. Lauraís group created a Master Plan for Family Connection, a multi-service nonprofit agency that serves at-risk children, families and youth through their residential youth center, school counseling and family support groups, community crisis assistance for youth, and drop-in day shelter and homeless outreach.

Laura is also a 2014 graduate of the YourTown Alabama program, a 2-day workshop which focuses on the role of design in community planning. The workshop course material addresses a range of issues in rural community planning, with special emphasis on the process by which rural communities construct a vision about their future, evaluate natural and cultural assets, and implement decisions about how their community should look and function.


Boards & Memberships

         Helenaís Buck Creek Festival, Vice Chairman

         Helena Library Board, City Council Liaison

         Helena Library Foundation, Secretary

         Helena Beautification Board, City Council Liaison

         Shelby County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Advisory Board Member

         Shelby County Republican Party, Zone 6 (Helena/Maylene) Director

         Shelby County Republican Party, Communications Director 2009-2018

         Alabama Republican Party, Executive Committee Member, 2013-current


Family
Laura and her husband, T.J., Engineering Manager of Manufacturing at Fitz-Thors Engineering, have been married 10+ years, and have two children: Anna Kate (12) and John Marshall (8). Both children attend Helena's public schools and are involved in Helena's rec league and school sports programs. The family lives in the Old Cahaba neighborhood, and attends Riverchase United Methodist Church, where Laura teaches the 4 year old Sunday School class.

 

 

 

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Helena Museum
Lost Dog & Cat Page
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