Steven Reed


Montgomery County, AL

Steven L. Reed was elected as the Probate Judge of Montgomery County, Alabama in November 2012. He is the first African-American and youngest person elected to the county’s highest elected office.

Steven L. Reed was born and raised in Montgomery where he attended public schools, played sports, and participated in YMCA programs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Morehouse College. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.

Steven L. Reed is a co-founder of the Healthy Minds Network, a public private partnership, which aims to improve outcomes of those impacted by mental illness. A graduate of Leadership Alabama he sits on the board of Trustmark Bank, the River Region United Way, and the Metro YMCA.  He represents the state of Alabama on the United States Election Assistance Commission and also serves on the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Government Coordinating Council Election Integrity Commission.

Highlighting a growing list of public recognition Steven Reed was honored to be nominated for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award and is also the proud recipient of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy/Leadership Award for Governmental Service.

Steven Reed has appeared in several national and international media outlets such as: “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, “German Television,” the Washington Post, NPR, and The New York Times.

On October 8, 2019, Steven L. Reed was elected as Montgomery, Alabama’s first African American mayor in the city’s 200 year history.  He has since appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Politics Nation with Al Sharpton as a result of his historic win.  On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, he was sworn in as the city’s 57th mayor. 

Mayor Reed is the Moderator at Community Congregational United Church of Christ as well as an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Mayor Steven L. Reed and his wife Tamika are the proud parents of three children.


Pro-Growth Progressive Ideas Shared


The creation of the Healthy Minds Network brought together regional Mental Health stakeholders to address the recidivism rate among respondents who had been involuntarily committed to the Mental Health system. This healthcare crisis brought together law enforcement leaders, mental health practitioners, judges, and county commissioners who met to discuss, plan, and act on local solutions regarding a statewide problem.


One of our solutions was to start a Post Incarceration program to help respondents acclimate themselves into society once they’ve been released from treatment. Housing, job, medical, personal matters were addressed and a case worker was brought on to implement a follow up program. In the first year the Probate Court saw a drop in repeat consumers. This was done along with a public relations campaign that continues to destigmatize and decriminalize this illness.