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Dothan’s Mayor Elected President of Alabama League of Municipalities

Wiregrass – (WDNews) The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) has elected Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba as its new president during the business session of the League’s 2024 Convention and Expo. The event, held on Friday at the Von Braun Center, also saw Fairhope Mayor Sherry Sullivan chosen as the new vice president. Over 700 municipal officials from across Alabama gathered for the three-day convention to discuss legislative issues, hear from state leaders, share resources, and conduct official business.

Saliba, who has been Dothan’s mayor since 2017, will serve as ALM president for a one-year term. He has a history with the League, having served as vice president from 2023-2024 and as chair of the Committee on State and Federal Legislation from 2022-2023. Additionally, he represented the second congressional district on the League’s Board of Directors. Alongside his mayoral duties, Saliba is the president of Alfred Saliba Corporation, his family’s home building business.

“I am honored to serve as the next president of the Alabama League of Municipalities, and I am eager to continue sharing the importance of municipal government with our members and the public,” President Saliba said. “Being a member of ALM is like having an extra department to help you run your cities and towns. From legislative advocacy to municipal training and a variety of member programs, the services and activities they provide are impossible to accomplish alone.”

Sullivan, the new vice president, is in her first term as mayor of Fairhope. She brings extensive experience from her nearly 17 years working for the city of Fairhope and her role with Riviera Utilities.

“I am sincerely humbled to represent the League’s membership as vice president as we work to make our communities more attractive places to recruit businesses, raise families and create recreational and work opportunities,” Vice President Sullivan said. “I look forward to working with President Saliba and my fellow local officials to make all of our communities better for the great citizens of Alabama.”

The president and vice president will represent the ALM’s more than 450 member cities and towns at various meetings and events, advocating for municipalities on local, state, and federal levels.

The Alabama League of Municipalities is a nonpartisan membership association of over 450 incorporated cities and towns. Since 1935, the League has worked to strengthen municipal government through advocacy, training and the advancement of effective local leadership.