President Pro Tempore
The Honorable Lashunda Scales was elected in 2018 to serve as the Jefferson County Commissioner for District 1 in Jefferson County, Alabama. Scales was unanimously voted as President Pro-Tem by her peers upon taking office. She is a former City Council Member for the City of Birmingham (2009-2018) and an active resident in the metro area for 25 years.
Scales is best known for her public policy advocacy for under-served residents of Jefferson County, building regional alliances to support local governments, advancing equal opportunities for small businesses and women in government.
Lashunda Scales is an alumna of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Leadership Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College and Stillman College (attended). She is a 20-year veteran public relations and marketing professional. She and her husband Michael have been married for 29 years. They have two beautiful daughters and are faithful members of Faith Chapel Christian Center Birmingham, AL.
Commissioner Lashunda Scales serves as Chair of the Public Works, Community Services, Inter-Governmental Relations and NACO/NOBCO Committees; Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Committee; Member of all Jefferson County Commission committees.