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 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.
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 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.