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Carol E. Clarke is a proud Birmingham native and resident of Bush Hills. In Carol’s role as Project Director and Community Development Specialist for Corporate Realty, she utilizes her experience with public-private partnerships and her passion for urban revitalization to coordinate projects that help to move Birmingham and its people, forward. During part of her career, Carol focused on bringing dollars as well as development to the people of District 8.  First as director of capital projects and ending as director of economic development for the City of Birmingham, Carol was involved in several significant projects in her district.  Namely, developing the Applebee’s restaurant in Five Points West, completing the regional library, determining the site of the new West Precinct, and working with the housing authority on the Tuxedo Court redevelopment; all of which were people driven. Carol is a member of the Operation HOPE Southeastern Board and was recognized recently by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of 60 Executives to Watch for the 2020s.

Present Affiliations:


Past Affiliations:

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, Board and Development Committee

  • Aleithia House, Board Member, Housing Committee Chair 

  • Urban Impact, Board Member, Fundraising Committee Chair

  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Advisory Board Member


Awards & Honors:

  • Outstanding African American, 2012, metro-Birmingham chapter of the NAACP;

  • Women Who Make A Difference, 2014;

  • Top 50 Over 50, 2016, Positive Maturity;

  • 60 Executives to Watch, 2020, Birmingham Business Journal

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