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
Suite 260
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Justin Smith
Confidential Assistant
Office: (205) 325-5158
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Brenda Perry
Administrative Assistant, County Manager's Office

Office: (205) 731-2880, (205) 716-2685
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Helen Hays
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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Darren Lanier
Deputy County Manager (Human & Community Services)

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Dave Strahl
Deputy County Manager (Infrastructure)

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Angela Dixon
Chief Financial Officer
Office: (205) 325-5500

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