Jefferson County, Alabama

Commission President James A. (Jimmie) Stephens (District 3)


Picture of District 3 Commissioner Jimmie Stephens - Commission PresidentBiography

I believe that sound business principles should be applied to the governmental decision-making process. An open line of communication between the citizens and their elected representative is essential to good government, for it should reflect the needs of the people.- Jimmie Stephens

Commissioner Stephens is a lifelong resident of District 3, a Mason (Flinthill #810 and Birmingham Scottish Rites) as well as a lifelong member of Canaan Baptist Church. He is married to Mona and they have three children. Among his hobbies, he enjoys flying, hunting and Alabama football.

Commissioner Stephens grew up just South of Bessemer and attended Bessemer High School and Samford University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration in 1975. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity, Pi Gamma Mu, Social Science Honor Society and Pi Kappa Phi, Social Fraternity.

Business Experience:
Commissioner Stephens business experience includes, Assistant Director of Meat Operations and Director of Retail Development, Associated Grocers of Alabama. Past President, Food Centers, Inc. Past Member Board of Directors, Associated Grocers of Alabama, Past owner of Jimmies Food Center and President, Stephens and Son Enterprises.

Civic Experience:
Commissioner Stephens is a former Bessemer City Councilor, Past Chairman of the Bessemer Board of zoning Adjustments, Past Chairman of the Bessemer, Airport Authority, Past Chairman of the Bessemer Commercial Development Authority and Chairman of Exit 108 Commercial Development District and served on the Legacy YMCA Board of Directors. Commissioner Stephens serves on the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority Board of Directors, Jefferson County Department of Health Board, Birmingham Business Alliance Board and the Rotary Club of Birmingham.

Contact Information:
Jefferson County Commission
Jefferson County Courthouse
716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North - Suite 210
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5555
Fax: (205) 325-4860