Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has named a successor to city attorney Glenda Webb, who left the municipal payroll last month to become city administrator across the river in Northport.

In a Tuesday press release, Maddox officially named Scott Holmes Tuscaloosa's new city attorney.

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Holmes was hired as an associate city attorney in 2014, and Maddox said he has played vital roles in addressing many of his administration's top challenges and priorities. Holmes working closely with Incident Command during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, designed regulations for short-term rentals in the city and advises Maddox on some of the initiatives closest to the mayor's heart, including Elevate Tuscaloosa and Project Unity.

“I am honored and excited that Scott is leading our Office of the City Attorney, and I believe he has what it takes to make us the most innovative and effectively managed city in the United States," Maddox said.

Holmes is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Before his tenure began at Tuscaloosa City Hall, he spent two years with the Birmingham Legal Aid Society and seven years as a prosecutor with the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's office.

He is married to Dr. Lauren Holmes, the assessment librarian for University Libraries at the University of Alabama, and the couple have two children together.

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