Governor Ivey Invites Alabamians to Join for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has invited Alabamians to, once again, join her for the official state Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The program is scheduled for Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the Alabama state Capitol.  Governor Ivey shared this message on Wednesday as she visited with ALDOT employees and the men and women preparing …

Governor Ivey Announces Born Ready Statewide Movement

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross on Tuesday announced Born Ready, a statewide movement focused on raising awareness among Alabama parents of the importance of early brain development and quality early childhood learning experiences. Innovative research at the heart of the Born Ready movement found that 95 percent of every child’s brain develops …

Gov. Ivey Awards $1 million for 2020 Census Outreach

to support efforts to promote, educate and encourage participation among Alabamians in the 2020 Census. The funds provided by the Legislature will go to 34 government agencies and organizations for programs to increase Alabama’s self-response rate during the 2020 Census this spring. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of what a full and accurate count in the 2020 Census means …

Governor Ivey Announces Qualified Developer Teams for Alabama Prison Program Request for Proposal
Four Developer Teams to Receive RFP for New Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced today that four developer teams have qualified to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) to improve the state’s prison infrastructure. Statements from each of the following teams can be found in the attached document. The four developer teams are listed alphabetically and are not in any ranking. …

Governor Ivey Offers Support to Operation Iron Ruck

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday offered her support to Operation Iron Ruck, an effort by student veterans at The University of Alabama and Auburn University to bring awareness to veteran suicide. On Wednesday, November 27, student veterans from both schools will embark on a ruck march from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, and on Iron Bowl Saturday, November 30, …

Governor Ivey Proclaims Small Business Saturday

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation to formally declare November 30, 2019 as Small Business Saturday in the state of Alabama. This special designation by the governor is intended to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact they have on communities across the state. “Small businesses continue to serve as the backbone of Alabama’s economy, as …

Gov. Ivey Awards $18.7 Million to Help Improve Alabama Communities

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $18.7 million in grants for improvements in 58 Alabama communities. The funds from the Community Development Block Grant program will enable communities to provide water, improve roads and sewage systems, construct public community buildings and remove blight. “Community Development Block Grants are vital to Alabama communities wanting to raise living standards and improve …

Governor Ivey Names Marty Redden Secretary of OIT

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Marty Redden will serve as the Alabama Office of Information Technology Secretary. Redden began serving as the acting secretary in July 2019. “Since Marty stepped in to OIT as the acting secretary, he has run the agency effectively and with great prudence, and the state will certainly benefit from his leadership …

Governor Ivey Appoints J C Love, III as Montgomery Probate Judge

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced she has named J C Love, III to serve as Montgomery County’s Probate Judge. The governor signed Love’s appointment letter today. “J C Love, III has an impressive career, both in his work as an attorney and his involvement in the Montgomery community,” Governor Ivey said. “I’m confident that he will hit …