200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

William Scott, former mayor of the town of Mosses, has been named an honorary ambassador by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Appointed by Alabama Bicentennial Local Activities Committee co-chairs Tami Reist and Carrie Banks, Scott will speak to groups about the state’s upcoming anniversary and encourage communities to become involved. He joins Shelby County-based bicentennial ambassador Bobby Joe Seales.

Scott, a local radio host and CEO of Tristatz, LLC, an economic development consulting company in Selma, is widely known for his work with government agencies, non-profits, small businesses and educational institutions.

“William has been an integral part of our bicentennial local activities committee and has shown a passion in helping publicize the bicentennial commemoration in the Black Belt,” noted Banks, who is communications director for the Alabama League of Municipalities. “He has already been helping develop local committees in central and west Alabama.”

Scott is a member of the Black Belt Infrastructure Committee, Black Belt Commission Executive Board and the Delta Leadership Network. A veteran, he served 12 years with the United States Army, earned an Iraq War Honorable Service Award, was selected as the Battalion Solider of the Year and received the Army Achievement Medal. He has also worked for the United States Department of Commerce as a Partnership Specialist and as the Black Belt Outreach Coordinator for The Honorable Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell of the 7th Congressional District.

The Alabama Bicentennial Commemoration officially launched on May 5, 2017. It will conclude on December 14, 2019. Statewide projects include extensive teacher professional development, a traveling history exhibition that will visit every county in the state and special Alabama Public Television “Alabama Legacy Moments.”

For more information about the bicentennial ambassadors and commemoration activities, go to www.ALABAMA200.org or call the bicentennial office at 334-242-4537. Communities are encouraged to form bicentennial committees and begin thinking about what they would like to do for the commemoration.