Deverick Williams is currently serving his third term on the City Council. He is the Chairman of the Finance Committee and has earned the designations of Certified Municipal Official and Advanced Certified Municipal Official.
Deverick Williams is a native of Gadsden, AL and graduated from Etowah High School. He graduated from Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
Deverick is the president and CEO of The Leira Group, Inc., a consulting services provider serving the business community since 2003. He is also a 20 year Human Resources Professional serving companies within the automotive industry.
Professional, Community & Civic Organization Affiliations
Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association, supplier member
Alabama Minority Business Opportunity Council, advisory board member
Alabama Region 5 Workforce Development Council, member
Coosa Valley YMCA, former board member
Former Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board, member
Gadsden Commercial Development Authority
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., member
Leadership Alabama Class XXII
South Regions Minority Business Development Council, member
The Society for Human Resources Managers, member
Alabama A&M Alumni Association - Hall of Fame Inductee 2015
Regional 310 Board Member
National League of Cities - FAIR Committee, Past Chairman
Alabama League of Municipalities (Executive Board Member
Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority, Member
Arbinger Institute - Outward Mindset Facilitator
Deverick is currently a member of United Christian Church in Gadsden, AL. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters, Ariel and Sydnie.