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For the People, By the People

Located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in west-central Alabama, Tuscaloosa is led by a mayor/council form of government and is home to 99,543 residents and a thriving business community.

In the words of Mayor Walt Maddox, we welcome you to absolutely the best city in the nation and one of its most progressive communities.

Our Core Beliefs


Western Tuscaloosa and other parts of our City who have not benefited from the economic prosperity of Tuscaloosa will again thrive both residentially and commercially.


The City of Tuscaloosa will be a customer-friendly environment and our work will be open, efficient and effective.


Comprehensive planning and infrastructure investments will be essential to preserving our neighborhoods, promoting economic development and ensuring a high quality of life.


All Citizens will be safe in all areas of our City. If trouble arises, whether crime, fire or an act of nature, our response will be swift and effective.


All children academically at-risk will have the opportunity for highly effective pre-k programs.


The ability to serve our Citizens is a shared responsibility among all departments and employees, which requires that we consistently provide the highest level of performance, dedication and integrity.