Decatur is your city, and this is your blog. From departmental updates to events around town, we’ll make sure that you stay in the loop. You’ll hear from Mayor Bowling, city officials, and residents on what makes Decatur great. Stay tuned, The City of Opportunity is working for you.

Alabama

We Continue to Prepare For Growth The OneDecatur Summit showed us 14,500 Decatur residents commute to another community daily.  Decatur has long served as a bedroom community to Redstone Arsenal, Marshall Space Flight Center civil servants, contractors and contractors located in Research Park.  I-565 is a...

Fayette County, Alabama Volunteer Fire Department Earlier this year Mayor Bowling received the following email from the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department: "Good Morning Mayor Bowling, We understand that your fire Department has a Fire Engine in surplus. We are a very small rural department in Fayette County. We are...

Frances Tate is a true asset to The City of Decatur Frances Tate graduated from the Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official (CAPZO) Program May 4, 2017.  Frances is an active community member.  To complete the training Frances completed the following UNA courses. The Legal Foundation...

City of Decatur Team Members attend and learn during Leadercast Live WHAT is Leadercast Live? Leadercast Live is our flagship annual experience and the world's largest one-day leadership event, with more than 100,000 attendees at 700+ locations across 20 countries. It is designed for those seeking inspiration...

Indian Hills / AL:67 Intersection Realignment: The contract for this work is out for bid and bids will be taken on May 11th. We are planning for a May 15th approval of the bid and issuance of a Notice-of-Award. We would expect to have a Notice-to-Proceed...

Project Sweet Treat The Decatur Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit is kicking off its 2nd Annual Project Sweet Treat initiative on May 1, 2017 for Bicycle Safety Month and will continue the program throughout all of the summer months. This year several area businesses have partnered...

Professional Administrative Assistant Day Director, Rickey Terry (yellow shirt) Wednesday, April 26th was Professional Administrative Assistant's Day so we did what we do best, EAT! These ladies are responsible for the day to day operations of the departments and believe me, I couldn't do my job without...

Dog Walker Watch Dog Walker Watch (DWW) is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and is designed for neighbors who are familiar with their community and out in the neighborhood on a regular basis. Unlike a community watch program, Dog...