July Meeting Follow Up


Thank you so much to all of you that were able to log on and listen to our city council candidates speak last week.  And, a big thanks to each of our candidates for taking the time to speak with us!  As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote in our municipal elections is August 10 – take a few minutes to confirm your registration and check with your family and friends that they are registered.  The election will be held August 25, and turnout will be key!
Joyce Jones’ mayoral campaign will need some help addressing postcards and hanging door signs in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in helping, please email us so that we can get your name on the list! 
Here is additional information for the candidates who spoke to us last week:

District 1 – Tonya Mayton

District 3 – Kenny Dukes
District 4 –  Jason Peterson
District 5 – Arthur Herbert
Email – Arthur@HerbertForCouncil.com

We were not able to get either candidate from District 2 to speak with us, but please contact us if you have information on these candidates that we can pass along.  

Mark your calendars for our next meeting August 27th, and we’ll send more information soon.
Keep up the good fight!

July Meeting – tonight!

We hope you can join us Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting.  This month, we have three candidates for city council who will be introducing themselves to us and talking to us about why they are running and their vision for Montevallo.

We will be meeting via Zoom. If you have not received login information, please contact Andrea Eckelman.

See you soon!


June Meeting Follow-Up

Dear Members,

Thank you so much for logging in to listen to Joyce Jones talk about her vision for Montevallo and her campaign.

For those of you who were unable to attend, you can download Joyce’s campaign resume, and you can also visit Joyce’s website for more information, including links to donate, if you are able.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 18, when Joyce’s campaign will be hosting a voter registration rally around the city.  We will put out another call for volunteers, but please email us if you are interested in working a shift.

As a reminder, our local elections will be held August 25, and the deadline for voter registration is August 10 (you can double check your voter registration here).  Please talk to your family and friends to remind them of these dates – local elections are all about turnout, and your candidates need you!

Other items:

City of Montevallo: The Planning and Zoning Committee needs your feedback on the city’s comprehensive plan (found here).  You can submit your comments to Herman Lehman, or reply here and we will get your comments to the right place.

Alabama Arise Town Hall Tuesdays: Alabama Arise is hosting several town halls throughout the summer on various topics including criminal justice reform, Medicaid expansion and voting rights.  Watch our social media for more information, and we have also added all of the dates, topics and registration info to our calendar which can be found on our website.

Lynching Marker/Community Remembrance Project: The marker is now installed on Main Street, at the corner of Shelby and Main St.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit it yet, please do.

We will host a virtual meeting July 23 at 6:30PM.  More information to follow!
Stay safe and healthy! 

MPA Steering Committee

Andrea Eckelman
Cheryl Patton
Jen Rickel
Amy Feger
Scott Turner

Meeting this Thursday!

Dear Members of MPA,

As you probably know by now, we have local elections coming up August 25th.
For the next two meetings, we plan to bring you virtual programming to help you be informed when you head to the voting booth!
First up, this Thursday, June 25th at 6:30PM, Joyce Jones will be joining us on Zoom to talk about her campaign for mayor. Check your email for login information or contact Andrea via email.
Read an interview with Joyce  to provide you with some information.
Please join us to hear about her vision for Montevallo. We will have some time for Q&A,
if you would like to email them, please send them to Andrea by Thursday at 5PM.
If you would like to donate to Joyce’s campaign, you can do so via check (contact Andrea for details), or online via Cash App ($JJ4Mayor) or Venmo (@JJ4Mayor).
We look forward to virtually seeing everyone Thursday!
Be well and stay safe!

MPA Steering Committee

Andrea Eckelman
Cheryl Patton
Jen Rickel
Amy Feger
Scott Turner