District 2

District 2 Council Member

Deverick Williams is currently serving his third term on the City Council. He is the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

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.
Councilman Williams

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 of 2011
  • South Regions Minority Business Development Council, member
  • The Society for Human Resources Managers, member

Deverick is currently a member of United Christian Church in Gadsden, AL. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters, Ariel and Sydnie.