Library's "Food for Fines" Program

September is National Library Card Month!  A great excuse to visit your Irondale Public Library.

Maybe you've been avoiding the library lately because of a few outstanding late fines.  Well, take advantage of the Food for Fines program this month!  For each canned good or boxed food item (must not be out of date) you bring in to the library during the month of September, $1 in late fines will be waived (late fines only)!

For all the other exciting events the Library has planned, check out their September calendar, too.

"Mother Angelica Way" Road Dedication

mother angelicaOn Friday, September 16, at 10:00 AM, the City of Irondale will unveil a new road sign in recognition of the renaming of a portion of Old Leeds Road to "Mother Angelica Way."
The short stretch of Old Leeds Road meant to pay tribute to the amazing life of EWTN's founder will stretch from the network's property to Grants Mill Road.
Join the leadership of the City of Irondale and others as we honor a selfless, visionary of a lady.  IMPORTANT: Arrive early, park at EWTN, and walk to the presentation area at the road (a portion of Old Leeds Road will be closed briefly for the ceremony by Irondale Police).
Tours of EWTN will be available, and a reception will follow the dedication ceremony.

UPDATE 10/1/16: Watch video of the event here.

Memorable 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Irondale

911 bagpipesOn Sunday, September 11, in a remembrance ceremony before a crowd of approximately 150, the City of Irondale paid tribute to the innocent lives who were lost fifteen years before - particularly all the first-responders who rushed in to danger on that day fifteen years ago.

The event also honored Irondale's first-responders - firefighters, police, and CERT volunteers - whose calling is to put the lives of others before their own in service to the citizens of Irondale.

The wonderful ceremony featured a color guard processional (video); a beautiful rendition of the national anthem by Ms. Loretta Hill (video); keynote speaker Capt.Paul Kellogg, Jr., USMC, ret., and Amazing Grace played on bagpipes, along with the release of white birds (video).  You can see morephotos here.

"Irondale on the Move" - Comprehensive City Plan Project is Launched!

IrondaleOnTheMove LogoREDThe City of Irondale, the Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce, and the Irondale Commercial Development Authority have engaged the services of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) and See It Productions to develop a City of Irondale Comprehensive Plan.

The work effort for this project will create the first comprehensive planning document in the city's history, which will include a future land development concept along with recommendations for development and redevelopment of specific activity centers and corridors and capital improvement strategies for prioritizing public infrastructure needs.  When completed, these plan documents will provide continuing guidance for:

* Commercial/retail growth

* Residential development

* Industrial development

* Employment / economic development

* Quality of life - schools, parks and other public services

IOM open house flyerThe public is invited to give their input at the first Open House and visioning session, which will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Shades Valley High School Auditorium (6100 Old Leeds Road, Irondale AL 35210). The Open House is an opportunity for city residents and businesses, as well as individuals who work in and travel through the city, to share their vision and opinions, and to ask questions about the City of Irondale's comprehensive plan development process.


Be sure to visit our booth at Irondale's Spring Fest 2015 on Saturday, April 18!


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Mayor to Present "State of the City" Address at April Luncheon

mayor alexanderThe Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Mayor Tommy Joe Alexander as he presents his "State of the City" address at the next membership luncheon on Thursday, April 9 at Pine Tree Country Club.

The luncheon begins with networking at 11:30 AM, with buffet lunch served at approximately Noon.  The luncheon will end by 1:00 PM so everyone can get back to work!

Please RSVP online here, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your reservation, no later than noon on Wednesday, April 8.  Admission is $14 for Chamber members and $16 for non-members.  Prepay online here, or pay cash, check, or debit/credit card at the door.

Members who have announcements to share can bring handouts for our entry table so attendees can pick it up on their way into and out of the luncheon.  Better yet, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the newsletter!

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