City Manager, Seddrick Hill, Sr.
Seddrick Hill Sr. was named City Manager in May 2021, when the Talladega City Council voted unanimously for him to serve in the municipality’s highest-ranking post. He oversees close to 250 employees, including Talladega fire fighters and police. Mr. Hill is the first African American to hold this position.
One of his chief priorities as city manager is to restore a sense of pride in the community by making Talladega a better place to live, work and visit. Under his leadership, the city has initiated major capital improvements projects, implemented extensive cleaning and beautification programs, increased support for events that enrich the community and attract tourism dollars, and adopted ordinances and resolutions that promote economic growth. He spearheaded the revival of the Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame in Davey Allison Memorial Park and has been widely recognized for strengthening relationships between the business community and the city.
Prior to being appointed city manager, he served as executive director of institutional advancement and community relations for Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB). He reported directly to the institution’s president, and distinguished himself by working successfully with diverse organizations to gain funds through grants and donations for handicapped students and disadvantaged students of AIDB.
Before joining AIDB, he served in various capacities at Talladega College, his alma mater. During his tenure as vice president of institutional advancement for the college, he generated funds by aligning with alumni, corporations, foundations, and philanthropists. Through his leadership, the college secured major grants and donations that enabled the institution to assist students in the sciences, health, and other areas of need. He had similar success while serving as director of alumni relations and planned giving at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he helped generate a 6% to 32% increase in alumni giving, and as director of alumni affairs/development at Talladega College. At Talladega, he strengthened relationships between alumni and staff through the mentoring program, which brought alumni back to the college to groom students for success in the business world. This initiative, which began during his tenure, increased alumni donations by more than 13%. He also served as assistant coordinator of basketball operations, winning two national USCAA men’s basketball championships for Talladega.
Through his initiatives to raise funds and secure in-kind donations, he has raised a total of close to $30 million dollars. His interest in city government was formed early in his career. In his senior year of college, he secured an internship with the city that led to employment in the public works department. He worked as a data technician and was responsible for the street paving budget, bids for local city projects, purchase orders and the dispatching of the public works street crew.
Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts in public administration with a minor in criminal justice from Talladega College in 2006, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in criminal justice from Jacksonville State University in August 2009, and a certificate in `Philanthropy and Fundraising at the New York University (NYU) George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising in 2013. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in educational management at Hampton University, Hampton, VA. In addition, he was accepted as a Minority Fellow with the Atlanta Association of Fundraising Professionals and completed H.E.L.F. (Higher Education Leadership Fellows) Program in June 2019, Cohort 9.
He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mu Tau Omega Chapter, Outstanding Leadership Award. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., National Association of College Deans, Registrars and Admissions Officers, the Alabama Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Cardinal and Capital City Club of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is also a certified mentor through the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Mr. Hill is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a first generation college graduate.
He has one child, Seddrick Hill Jr.
Duties of the City Manager:
City Manager is appointed by the City Council. The City Manager is the head of the administrative branch of the City Government. The City Manager shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. The City Manager shall have the power and shall be required to:
- Enforce all laws and ordinances.
- Appoint and remove all officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by law and except as the City Manager may authorize department heads to appoint and remove subordinates in their respective departments.
- Exercise administrative supervision and control over all officers, employees, offices, departments, boards and agencies except those otherwise provided for by law.
- Prepare and submit the budget proposal and to administer it after its adoption.
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