Instructor: Walter Maddox

No image available Biography: Walter Maddox was sworn in as Tuscaloosa's 36th Mayor on October 3, 2005. Since his inauguration, Mayor Maddox has led initiatives to increase economic development, improve customer service and provide quality pre-k education for academically at-risk four-year old children. Mayor Maddox is a Tuscaloosa native and graduated from Central High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). While at UAB, Mayor Maddox was a four-year letter-winner on the football team. The majority of Mayor Maddox's professional career has been spent in public education. From 1996 - 2001, he served as a Field Director with the Alabama Education Association. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Director of Personnel for the Tuscaloosa City Schools. In that same year, he was elected as City Councilman for the Sixth District. Mayor Maddox is married to Robin Maddox and they have two children: Trey and Taylor. His favorite hobby is running and he has completed several marathons and half-marathons. Honors: Completed the 2006 St. Jude Marathon Completed the 2006 Mercedes Half-Marathon Completed the 2005 Disney World Marathon Department of Government, MPA Student of the Year, May 2004 Alabama Leadership Initiative (Leadership Alabama), April 2004 Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Administration, May 2003 Completed the 1999 Vulcan Marathon Kathryn Morgan Scholarship in Public Speaking May 1995 Davey Allison Memorial Scholarship, October 1993 UAB Football Letter-winner, 1991-1994

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This year's OLLI Day Alabama celebration will feature four outstanding speakers. The event is open to the public as well as OLLI members in two formats - In-person or Online. To learn more about the speakers, visit https://olli.ua.edu
Friday, August 20, 2021, Bryant Conference Center