Jefferson County, Alabama

Commissioner Lashunda Scales (District 1)


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. Making her tenure the first ever to be occupied by a woman. 

In 2022,Commissioner Scales was overwhelming re-elected for a second term by her constituents. She is a former City Council Member for the City of Birmingham(2009-2018) and an active resident in the metro area for 28 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, 2016 Leadership Birmingham, 2022 Leadership Alabama, Jefferson State Community College and Stillman College (attended). She is a 24-year veteran public relations and marketing professional. She and her husband Michael have been married for 33 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; HBCU Liaison; Member of all Jefferson County Commission committees.
Contact Information:
Jefferson County Commission
Jefferson County Courthouse
716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North - Suite 240
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 214-5507
Fax: (205) 325-5950