District 3

Larry Avery

Larry is serving his first term on the city council.  He chairs the Finance Committee, is Vice Chair of the Public Works Committee, and is a member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  He is a member of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee as well as the NLC 2023 Council on Youth, Education, and Families.


  • Native of Gadsden  
  • Chief Operating Officer of ACI Supply Co., Inc. Trucking
  • Former law enforcement officer

Past Affiliations

  • President of NAACP Youth & College Chapter of Alabama
  • President of Etowah County SCLC Youth
  • National Baptist Convention Youth Music Leader
  • Youth Minister of New Life World Ministries in Nashville, TN
  • Youth Director of the 16th Street Baptist Church of Gadsden, AL
  • Youth in Government Speaker for the State of Alabama
  • Former President of Carver Community Revitalization Committee (CCRC).  
    • Award from Robert L. Santos, Director of U.S. Census Bureau under former President Donald Trump
    • Community Clean Up Award through Keep Alabama Clean under Governor Kay Ivey.    
    • Honored by former City of Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton for hosting the longest standing Juneteenth Celebration, which began with the late Floyd L. Donald and continued under Larry’s leadership.

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