Jefferson County, Alabama

Commissioner Lashunda Scales (District 1)



The Honorable Lashunda Scales, LHD, 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. In addition, she is the first Black, three-term City Council Member to represent District 1 for the the City of Birmingham, Alabama (2009-2018). She has been an active resident in the metro area for 29 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. 

The Honorable Commissioner Lashunda Scales received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (LHD) from her alma mater, Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Moreover, she's a proud alumna of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Leadership Birmingham (2016), Leadership Alabama (2022), and Jefferson State Community College (2005). She is a 24-year veteran public relations and marketing professional. Commissioner Lashunda Scales 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, Alabama

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