Jefferson County, Alabama

County Manager




Cal Markert
Chief Executive Officer

Picture of County Manager Cal Markert Cal Markert, has been with Jefferson County since 2017 and was named County Manager on Oct. 1, 2021. He previously served as Deputy County Manager over Infrastructure and as Director of Roads and Transportation. Prior to joining Jefferson County, Markert served as the Director of Roads and Transportation for Baldwin County from 2005– 2017, served as the County Engineer for Russell County, and in various engineering roles for the Alabama Department of Transportation. He has a Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University, 1995, and earned his PE (Professional Engineering) designation in 2000. He also has a certificate in County Engineering Administration from the Association of County Engineers of Alabama in 2002. He has been married to his wife Donna for 26 years and has two adult daughters.

Office: (205)731-2880
Fax:     (205)731-2879
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N. Suite 260
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Justin Smith
Assistant to County Manager
Office: (205) 325-5158
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Jefferson Traywick
Economic Development Advisor
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Office: 205-214-8550 ext. 0086
Daren Lanier
Deputy County Manager (Community Services)
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Heather Carter
Deputy County Manager (Infrastructure)
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Angela Dixon
Chief Financial Officer
Office: (205) 325-1455


Melody Banks, Esq., EMBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer
Office: (205) 214-4009
Human Resources

Sri Karra
Chief Information Officer
Office: (205) 325-5301
Information Technology Services

Cricket Snyder, 
Chief Compliance Officer
Office: (205) 325-5535
Compliance Office

Helen Hays, APR, MEng
Director Public Information

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Office: (205) 731-2891

Chiara Morrow
Public Relations Coordinator, County Manager's Office

Office: (205) 325-5033
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