Rusty Weaver, City Council, Place No. 1 (Mayor Pro-Tempore)
Rusty Weaver, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1970, was raised in Vestavia Hills. He has been dedicated to and involved in Vestavia Hills for over 28 years.
Rusty attended Vestavia Hills Elementary East, Pizitz Middle School, and graduated from VHHS in 1988. Following high school, Rusty graduated from the University of Alabama, Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration in 1992 and the University of Alabama School of Law earning a J.D. In 1995.
He is married to Michelle Weaver, and they have two sons, Michael Weaver (14) and Major Weaver (8). Having grown up attending Shades Mountain Baptist Church, the Weaver Family now attends Church of the Highlands.
He is an Attorney/ Partner with Law Firm of Weaver Tidmore and operator of a working farm in Etowah County, Alabama.
His belief in the importance of a strong family, community, local values, and team work, inspired Rusty to coach a variety of sports in the Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation system over the last 10 years including Soccer, Baseball and JSYFL Football. That same dedication to his fellow Vestavia Hills residents and families was the basis for extending his involvement to City Council.
Kimberly Cook, City Council, Place No. 2
Born in Virginia and a graduate of the College of William and Mary, Kimberly and her husband, Greg, settled in the Birmingham area in 1991. In 2002, Kimberly and Greg chose to make their home in the Liberty Park neighborhood of Vestavia Hills. Since then, she has been an active volunteer in our schools and community.
As a new city councilor, Kimberly’s focus is to improve transparency and bring a higher level of community engagement to Vestavia Hills. She looks forward to being a part of our city’s upward-trending economic development so our city can provide the community services and facilities our citizens expect and deserve.
Shortly before moving to Vestavia Hills, Kimberly left her career as a senior software engineer with SouthTrust Data Services so she could devote more time to her family and community volunteerism. In her profession, Kimberly helped develop and maintain systems in multiple industries, including military defense, car manufacturing and banking. As a volunteer, Kimberly helps students through her work as a Boy Scout leader, student minister and PTO volunteer.
Ever since her oldest son entered Scouting as a Cub, Kimberly has been a volunteer Scout leader. Having held many positions, she is currently a Commissioner for the Vulcan District Boy Scouts, serving Pack 213 (Cahaba Heights UMC), Pack 776 (Liberty Park Baptist) and Troop 76 (Liberty Crossings UMC). She coordinates membership and recruiting functions as Membership Chairman for the Vulcan District Committee and serves as a leader and instructor in her son’s troop at Liberty Crossings UMC.
In the past, Kimberly has served in a variety of leadership roles for Christian charitable organizations–on the board of Grace House Christian Home for Girls and Brother Bryan Mission—and is active in her church, having taught youth Sunday School for over 20 years at Dawson Family of Faith.
Kimberly has developed many connections over the years through her work with PTOs at four of our city schools–holding a variety of positions, such as Online Registration Chairman, Partners in Education Chairman, Corporate Fundraising Chairman, Newsletter Editor at LPMS/VHHS and member of the Cash for Classrooms Committee.
Kimberly’s husband, Greg, is a partner in the law firm of Balch & Bingham, LLP. Greg serves on the Executive Committee for the Jefferson County Republican Party and is a deacon for the Dawson Family of Faith.
Kimberly has two children who have graduated from Vestavia Hills High School–Geoffrey, Class of 2010, and Mary Catherine, Class of 2014. Her son, Will, is a sophomore at the high school (Class of 2019) and stays active pursuing his Eagle Scout rank in Troop 76. Geoffrey, a graduate of the University of Alabama and an Eagle Scout, works as a software developer in northern Virginia. Mary Catherine is a third-year honor student at Vanderbilt University, studying political science in preparation for law school.
Paul J. Head, City Council, Place No. 3
Paul has lived in Vestavia Hills for over 35 years and involved in youth sports for the past ten years. He attended Vestavia Elementary East, Pizitiz Middle School, and is a 1992 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School. Paul was also a three-sport athlete, having earned eight varsity letters in football, baseball, and basketball.
Paul attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship and graduated with a Masters in Accounting in 1997. He was a multiple SEC academic honor roll designee.
Currently, he is the Chief Financial Officer at Myrick Gurosky & Associates, where he is responsible for all accounting and finance functions, along with Risk Management and Safety issues. In 2003, Paul was the recipient of the Regions Bank “Small Business Salute” award.
He is married to Leigh Anne Head, formerly Leigh Anne Smith, a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School in 1992 and recipient of “Miss Vestavia” (‘92). Leigh Anne is a former teacher at Vestavia Elementary Central.
Together, they are the parents of 3 children, Ryanne Head (5), John Paul Head (10), and Chance Stephenson (15). Paul and Leigh Anne have been members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church for over 10 years.
George Pierce, City Council Place No. 4
George Pierce and his wife, Kacy, have lived in Vestavia Hills since 1986. They have three children – Ali, Amy, and Adam – who graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and Auburn University. They also have 8 grandchildren, all of whom currently reside in Vestavia Hills. Kacy is the principal at Liberty Park Middle School and was previously a teacher and assistant principal at Pizitz Middle School. George is a graduate of Auburn University and is employed locally with Associated Builders and Contractors.
George was first elected to the city council in 2008 and is currently serving his third term. He is the council liaison to the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and is the Chairman of the city’s Standing Annexation Committee. He previously served on the Mayor’s Strategic Planning Committee for Annexation and chaired the Vestavia Hills Feral Cat Committee and the Mayor’s Ordinance Revision Committee. Prior to his election to the city council, George served on the Vestavia Hills Board of Zoning Adjustment for 12 years and was the chair of that board for 6 years.
George is active in the community and enjoys engaging with Vestavia Hills residents. He has been a member of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce since 2002 and was named Board Member of the Year in 2007. He previously served as the Vice President of the Chamber’s Business Development Committee and is currently a Chamber Trustee. George is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Vestavia Hills. He and his family are members of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, where George has served as an usher since 2001.