200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

A bicentennial committee can help organize efforts and ensure success. Who should serve? Here are some suggestions for representatives:

  • City or county government
  • Chamber of commerce
  • Public library
  • School(s) or school board
  • Businesses
  • Community center (youth, senior, etc.)  
  • Historical, cultural, civic, and other community organizations

Also think about historic sites, parks, and other assets that might play a role in a commemoration event or project. Different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities will bring range and diversity to ideas and efforts. Newcomers may have fresh ideas and will welcome the chance to contribute.

Committee Purpose

The duties of a committee will vary depending on its goals and objectives, but coming together will give the community a chance to think about what it wants to accomplish. This is a great time to start a new event; however, if a festival, fair, play, or other event is already a tradition, perhaps it can take on a bicentennial focus for a year or two. Complete the model resolution below and submit it to Debra Pascal to make your committee official.

Download a Model Resolution