Ms. Ala Whitehead was elected in 2012 to Tuskegee’s City Council, representing District 2. She also serves as a Board Member for the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT). Mrs. Whitehead is a community leader and businesswoman who owns a retail store in Tuskegee. She brings a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge and a grass roots perspective to Tuskegee’s City Council. Her professional credentials include secretary of the Tuskegee Planning Commission, member of the Macon County Democratic Political Organization, member of the Democrats of the 82nd District Political Organization and NAACP member.
She also has worked in the public school system in Theodore, Alabama and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tuskegee. She attended Troy State University and is currently president of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Lambda Chapter. Mrs. Whitehead is an active member of Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, where she serves in the choir and on the steward board. In her own special way, she also serves as a member of the Lots of Love Mentoring Program in Tuskegee.