Laura Joseph to seek reelection on Helena Council

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HELENA – Helena City Councilwoman Laura Joseph announced her intent to seek reelection for Place 4 in the city’s upcoming municipal election on Aug. 25.

“During my first term as a member of Helena’s City Council, I’ve worked diligently to ensure that Helena retains its character and sense of community,” Joseph said. “I believe that we’re better now than when I started, and I’d like to have the opportunity to continue working for the citizens of Helena for another four years.”

Joseph currently serves as Pro Tem of the Helena City Council, Vice-President of Helena’s Buck Creek Festival Committee, Board Member at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shelby County and City Council Liaison to the Helena Beautification Board and Helena’s Jane B. Holmes Public Library.

“I’ve been proud to work with the council and Mayor (Mark) Hall to pass conservative, balanced budgets each year and return almost half a million dollars to our schools from educational tax revenues, including $50,000 for expenses related to distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic,” Joseph said.

A member of the Alabama League of Municipalities, Joseph is a graduate of the Leadership Shelby County Class of 2018 and the Your Town Alabama Class of 2014, and her municipal educational experience includes concentrations in smart growth, economic development, and legislative procedures.

During her first term in office, Joseph worked with The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development to establish designated access to the Cahaba Blueway Trail, and wrote several ordinances to improve safety and cleanliness throughout the city.

Joseph is the Director of Marketing at Central State Bank and serves on the steering committee for the Shelby County Republican Party.

She lives in the Old Cahaba neighborhood with her husband of 14 years, TJ, and their two children: Anna Kate and John Marshall. The Joseph family attends Riverchase United Methodist Church, where Laura teaches the 4-year old Sunday school class.