Governor Ivey Announces Selection of Alabama Veterans Affairs Commissioner

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday the selection of retired Rear Admiral W. Kent Davis as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Adm. Davis was voted upon by the State Board of Veterans Affairs on Friday, January 4, 2019, and Governor Ivey officially offered him the position today. Adm. Davis is an active duty veteran of …

Gov. Ivey Awards State’s First Broadband Accessibility Fund Grants

MONTGOMERY – Residents in seven Alabama communities will be afforded access to high-speed internet thanks to grants awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. The grants totaling almost $1.1 million are the first awarded from the fund, created by the Legislature and signed into law in March 2018 by Ivey. “These grants may only represent one …

Gov. Ivey, Airbus Leaders Kick Off Construction on A220 Manufacturing Facility in Mobile

MOBILE – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday joined leaders of Airbus, top local officials and others at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of the company’s new A220 aircraft manufacturing facility. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product …

Governor Kay Ivey Announced Today a Major Change to Her Senior Leadership Team

MONTGOMERY – Governor Ivey announced on Tuesday that longtime confidant and chief of staff Steve Pelham will be leaving the Governor’s Office to become the new Vice President for Economic Development and Chief of Staff to Auburn University President Steven Leath in February.  Pelham became Ivey’s chief of staff when she was elected Alabama’s first Republican woman Lieutenant Governor in …

Governor Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education was awarded $10,620,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) through their Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Program. “We welcome these much-needed funds to help us focus on building a strong foundation for Alabama’s …

Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $2.5 Million for Emergency Housing Assistance

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing and to assist others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funds from the Emergency Solutions Grant program will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services and financial education for families and individuals without a …

Governor Ivey Chosen as Chairwoman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has been selected as chairwoman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition. Fellow Coalition governors selected Governor Ivey on Wednesday to serve a two-year term as chair of the group. The Coalition, formed in 2011, is a bipartisan effort to advance safe offshore energy development through responsible resource management, as part of a comprehensive …

Governor Ivey Awards $1.5 Million to Enhance Recreation in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $1.5 million in grants to improve recreational facilities in 10 Alabama communities. The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, range from building soccer fields to upgrading camp sites. “Improving Alabama’s parks, trails and ball fields makes our communities better places to live and promotes healthier and happier people,” …