Young Tuscaloosa Holds Coffee with the Mayor

On Thursday, May 10th, Young Tuscaloosa held a Coffee with the Mayor event at UPerk coffee house, where members of the local young professionals’ organization met with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox.

There were about 50 members at UPerk where coffee and housemade granola bars were served along with hibiscus tea and water. Mayor Maddox discussed many ideas he has for Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. He explained his ideas about bettering the Tuscaloosa community in economic ways to help hospitals become less crowded and to provide better care for patients. He spoke about the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa in 2011 and the strides he took to help rebuild the city and put in place crisis management in the case that another disaster happens again. Maddox also mentioned that he has been working on preventing crime around Tuscaloosa and working with the police department to respond quickly and effectively. A gubernatorial candidate, maddox spoke about the problems that Alabama faces and how he plans to resolve those problems. 

  After Mayor Maddox spoke about his platform, he took questions from the floor.

  The next opportunity to meet with public officials with Young Tuscaloosa is Thursday, May 31st from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Hotel Indigo during Open Forum with Ted Sexton and Rob Robertson, Probate Judge Candidates. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about these candidates. Young Tuscaloosa members can register for free at For non-Young Tuscaloosa members, registration is $10 and you can register at

For more information about upcoming events and joining Young Tuscaloosa, contant Erin Owen at