Can a simple blog transform metro Birmingham?
David Sher speaks to groups all over Birmingham. He always asks people to raise their hands if they think Birmingham has reached its potential. No one has ever raised a hand.
Birmingham has always been called the city of perpetual promise. The purpose of this blog is to achieve that promise by creating a conversation for a better metro Birmingham.
Birmingham’s centrally located in the South, is absolutely gorgeous, and has very smart, generous, likeable people. Why do we perform so poorly? Is there something in the water?
Our government structure’s wreaking havoc. No one single person or entity has the power or authority to do anything; not the Mayor of Birmingham; not the City Council, not the County Commission; not the State Legislature. Instead, everyone’s working against one another.
Let’s begin a conversation on how to improve government structure and let our comeback begin…
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David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, a co-founder of Buzz12 Advertising Agency and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He’s past Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham)), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).