Jefferson County, Alabama

County Manager




Tony Petelos
Chief Executive Officer

Tony Petelos has long history of service to the people of Alabama and Jefferson County. He was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1986 and was twice re-elected, serving until 1997. In that year, he was appointed Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources by Governor Fob James and re-appointed to that position by Governor Don Siegelman. DHR was under a Federal consent decree when he assumed leadership of the organization, and under his leadership they were able to develop a plan to comply with requirements and ultimately be released from the decree.

In 2004, Petelos was elected Mayor of the City of Hoover and reelected in 2008 having no opposition. On Oct. 1, 2011 he was appointed as the first professional County Manager of Jefferson County. Petelos is very active in the community, having served on many boards and committees, bringing leadership abilities to groups focused on the improvement of Jefferson County. He is married with two daughters and his hobbies include hiking. In fact, he’s hiked to the base of Mt. Everest.

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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Aleshia Coleman
Administrative Assistant, County Manager's Office

Office: (205) 731-2880
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Helen Hays
Director Public Information

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Office: (205) 731-2891


Walter Jackson
Chief Deputy County Manager (Human & Community Services)

Office: (205) 731-2880
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     Cooper Green Mercy Health Services
     Coroner/Medical Examiner
     Board of Registrars
     Youth Detention

Cal Markert
Deputy County Manager (Infrastructure)

Office: (205) 731-2880

     Environmental Services
     Roads and Transportation
     General Services|
     Development Services

Shelia Cleveland
Administrative Assistant, Deputy County Manager's Office

Office: (205) 716-2685
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Angela Dixon
Chief Financial Officer
Office: (205) 325-5500

     Finance Department
     Community Services and Workforce Development
     Budget Management Office
     Board of Equalization