Timothy L. Ragland, J.D., became mayor of the City of Talladega in a history-making runoff election on November 4, 2019. He is the city's first African – American mayor and the youngest mayor in the last century.
A native of Talladega, Alabama, Mayor Ragland is a graduate of Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Auburn University at Montgomery, and Marion Military Institute. After eight years of service, Mayor Ragland was honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserve.
Along with City Manager Seddrick Hill Sr. and Talladega City Council, Mayor Ragland has provided outstanding leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Despite these unique trials, Mayor Ragland helps advance a community-centered plan that addresses the city’s most urgent issues and puts Talladega on course to reach its fullest potential.
Mayor Ragland directs the effort to create a workforce development program that trains, educates, and provides social services to working-age individuals, following a “people-first approach” to enable them to succeed in the labor force and meet employers’ demand for quality talent. This effort includes Talladega’s unique demographic makeup by incorporating individuals from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind and Talladega College.
In addition to his duties as mayor, Ragland serves as a member of the African American Mayors Association, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Cities United, the Mayors’ Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, and NewDEAL Leaders.
He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mayor Ragland and his wife, Chelsea, are the proud parents of one daughter.
P.O. Box 498
Talladega, AL 35161