Governor Ivey Announces Nathan Lindsay to Serve as Director of Appointments

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Nathan Lindsay is joining the Governor’s Office as Director of Appointments. The Appointments Office supports Governor Ivey in meeting her major obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to positions on various boards and commissions. Lindsay steps into the role with an extensive background in state government and the private …

Gov. Ivey Awards Grant to Provide Broadband Services in Coosa County

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced a $200,000 grant to assist the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative in providing high-speed internet services to a section of Coosa County. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the electric cooperative to provide broadband access to nearly 70 households and at least one business in the Richville community. “Today, high-speed …

Governor Ivey Leads Alabama Team on European Business Development Mission

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield are traveling to next week’s 2019 Paris Air Show for scheduled meetings with high-ranking aerospace industry executives and to Germany for discussions with the leadership of Mercedes-Benz. In Paris, Governor Ivey will lead a delegation of Alabama economic development specialists, elected officials, university representatives and others attending the year’s premier …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Claims Gold Shovel Award for Economic Development Efforts

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities and expansion projects involving $8.7 billion in new capital investment. The projects will create an anticipated …

Governor Ivey Announces Jim Purcell Stepping Down as Acting Secretary of OIT

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Jim Purcell is stepping down as acting Secretary of the Alabama Office of Information Technology. Governor Ivey appointed Purcell to the position in July 2017. “Jim brought a great deal of experience to the table, and his leadership has been a tremendous benefit to OIT and the state,” Governor Ivey said. …

Governor Ivey Announces Communications Staff Changes

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced staff changes in her Communications Office. The governor has appointed Leah Garner as Communications Director. Garner brings a wide range of experience. She comes to the Governor’s Office from the Business Council of Alabama, where she served as Director of Governmental Affairs and Advocacy. Prior to her time at BCA, Garner spent …

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 42

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set special election dates for Alabama House District 42. Governor Ivey set the primary election for Tuesday, August 20, 2019, runoff for Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and the general election Tuesday, January 21, 2020. If there is no need, based on number of qualifying candidates for a primary, the …

Governor Ivey Announces ‘Take the Lead, Alabama’ Initiative

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced her ‘Take the Lead, Alabama’ initiative at a press conference, alongside legislators to express her steadfast commitment to education reform in the state of Alabama. The Alabama Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 397 during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. The constitutional amendment would change Alabama’s current, elected State Board of Education to …

Governor Ivey Announces 164 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Grants

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education are proud to announce that the nationally-recognized, high quality Alabama First Class Pre-K program will add 164 new classrooms to 38 counties this fall. This is the first round of new classroom grants that will be released by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. Additional grants …

Governor Ivey Signs Bill Reforming Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, during a bill signing ceremony on Thursday, signed into law House Bill 380, which reforms the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Rep. Connie Rowe and Sen. Cam Ward sponsored the legislation. “The paramount duty of this board is to protect and instill confidence in public safety,” Governor Ivey said. “Attorney General Steve Marshall and …