District 2 - Sandra Little Brown

Chairman of Community and Human Resources Services.


 

Biography

Commissioner Sandra Little Brown is a native of Jefferson County who grew up in Lipscomb, Alabama.  She is the third eldest of nine children born to Zack Mixon Jr. and the Late Eva Mae Mixon on June 4, 1955.  She was educated in the Birmingham Public school system and attended Lawson State Community College.  

Commissioner Brown is a female entrepreneur with over 20 years’ in sales. She is the owner of JJs T-shirts and Team World located in the historical Jones Valley Merchants District.  For many years her business has served as the building block to the community and since that time her interest in community growth and development has become a number one priority.

In 1997, Sandra Little Brown was elected to the Birmingham City Council as the representative for District Seven. While on the City Council she chaired the Birmingham Parks and Recreation & Cultural Arts Committees where she served as Park Board Commissioner and chaired the Birmingham Regional Arts Commission. Sandra Little Brown also spearheaded the building of the Roosevelt City Fire Station that now sits on Bessemer Super Highway.  

Commissioner Brown is serving in her second term as the first Black woman ever elected President Pro Tempore for the Jefferson County Commission. She is currently the Chairman of Community and Human Resources Services.

Being a long term leader in the community, Commissioner Brown is known to many as a fighter especially for issues affecting Jefferson County residents.  However she experienced her personal fight with Breast Cancer after being diagnosed in September 2012.  Now as a breast cancer survivor, she continues to spread public awareness on Breast Cancer encouraging women and men to be proactive in getting their annual screenings and engaging in other forms of early detection to increase survival rates.  Commissioner Brown was instrumental in starting the JEFFCO Fight Club – Fighting for a Cure for the Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Over the years, Commissioner Brown has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her valuable, personal commitment and distinguished service to the citizens of this community. One that she is very proud of is the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth Flame Award presented to her in 2014.

Some of Commissioner Brown’s affiliations include Member of Order of Eastern Star, Graduate of Leadership Birmingham Class (2000), founding member TEAM SEVEN Political Action Committee, Board of Directors for Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), and 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate.

Commissioner Brown is an active member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Riley Station where she serves as a Deaconess, Women Adult class # 1 Sunday School Teacher, Soloist, and member of the Sanctuary Choir. One of her most precious moments within her church was being named “Mother of the Year” in 2008.

Commissioner Brown is the wife of Mr. Elbert Brown; mother of four children, Lannard, Latrice, Jerome, Jerome Jr., and eight grandchildren, Bayleigh, JayShun, Jaylin(deceased), Ajalon, Brandon, Kyrie (Lil Sandra), Cameron, Omari Jerome. She has a Cocker Spaniel “Nubian” who is her beloved puppy.

Contact Information:

Jefferson County Commission
Jefferson County Courthouse
716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North - Suite 250
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5074
Fax: (205) 325-4878