Jefferson County, Alabama

Commissioner Lashunda Scales (District 1)


President Pro Tempore


An outspoken advocate for underserved residents and communities, Commissioner Scales eagerly works with community partners to provide equitable solutions to the payday advance and title loan industries within the corporate city limits of Birmingham. Commissioner Scales has served frequently for the National Urban League’s community advocacy symposium as an expert panelist during the highly acclaimed Essence Festival Empowerment Experience, on behalf of the City of Birmingham.

Commissioner Scales is a proud native of Birmingham, Alabama and was educated in the Birmingham City Schools system. She is a 2015-2016 alumna of Harvard Kennedy School completing Harvard’s 21st Century Leadership and Leading Economic Growth programs; a 2016 Leadership Birmingham – Graduate; and a 2005 Jefferson State Community College – Graduate, with a degree in Applied Science.

Commissioner Scales continues to broaden her horizons by listening, educating and sharing valuable information with the citizens of Birmingham and abroad. Commissioner Scales is an accomplished business executive ranking supreme in the arena of public relations and marketing. Her firm began in February 2000 and is appropriately titled, Scales PR Marketing Firm, Incorporated.

Commissioner Scales and her husband, Michael, have two beautiful daughters and are faithful members of Faith Chapel Christian Center.

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