Section 9-14C-3

Composition.

The commission shall be composed of 15 members. One member shall be appointed by USS Real Estate, two members shall be appointed by the Fresh Water Land Trust, one member shall be appointed by the Jefferson County Commission, one member shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Birmingham, two members shall be appointed by the Jefferson County Mayors Association, chosen in a manner prescribed by the association, two members shall be appointed by the Jefferson County Legislative delegation, one member appointed by the House membership and one member appointed by the Senate membership, and the remaining four members shall be appointed by the Governor. When appointing members to the board, the Governor shall select citizens who are outstanding in the fields of historic preservation, education, landscape architecture, land planning, law enforcement, manufacture and processing, business and commercial enterprise, engineering and industrial development, natural resources, electric and gas utilities, industrial real estate and industrial property management, law, banking and finance, labor relations, or mass communications. One of the first members appointed by the Governor shall be appointed for a two-year term, one shall be appointed for a four-year term, and one shall be appointed for a six-year term. The first member appointed by USS Real Estate and the first member appointed by the Fresh Water Land Trust shall be appointed for six-year terms. One member shall be appointed by the Mayor of Birmingham. One member shall be appointed by the Birmingham City Council and two members shall be appointed by the Jefferson County Commission, and one member appointed by the Fresh Water Land Trust shall all be appointed for four-year terms. The members appointed by the Jefferson County Legislative delegation shall all be appointed for four-year terms. The first two members appointed by the Jefferson County Mayors Association shall be appointed for two-year terms. Successors to these first members shall all be appointed for four-year terms. Vacancies on the board during a term shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner and by the same appointing authority as the member whose place is being filled.

The membership of the commission shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state. The commission shall annually report to the Legislature by the second legislative day of each regular session to what extent the commission has complied with the diversity provisions provided for in this article.

(Act 2006-542, p. 1256, §3.)