became the 57th mayor of the city of Montgomery on November 12, 2019.
Steven Reed is an accomplished public servant and leader. As Montgomery County, Alabama’s first African-American and youngest elected Probate Judge, he has expanded access to representation, improved facilities, and modernized the office to better serve the community.
His contribution toward the creation of the Alabama Healthy Minds Network has helped hundreds of people get the treatment and services they need instead of spending time in jail. He has made drastic improvements to mental health services and other areas administration. In addition, Steven correctly stood up for the rule of law in a legal challenge to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over marriage equality.
Mayor Reed has also worked across the aisle with former Sec. of State Jim Bennett to initiate a statewide voter PR campaign centered on educating the public about new Voter ID laws. In addition, he was named to the Department of Homeland Security’s Election Integrity Commission.
Steven has invested himself in his hometown. An alumnus of Leadership Alabama, he enjoys volunteering as a YMCA football coach and participating in various community service initiatives. He also serves on the boards of the River Region United Way, the Metro Board of the Montgomery Area YMCA, Trustmark Bank, and Valiant Cross Academy. Steven is the Moderator at Community Congregational United Church of Christ, as well as an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Steven Reed was born and raised in Montgomery, AL where he matriculated through Montgomery Public Schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Morehouse College, where he also lettered in football. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Mayor Reed and his wife Tamika are the proud parents of three children.