Adlai Trone recalls summers at the Boys & Girls Club, swimming for competition at Harrison Park Pool, playing football and baseball at Central Park. He also clearly remembers going with his parents to the many thriving businesses that were just down the street in Five Points West.
Trone is running for City Council because he believes that those days of old could once again be restored. He is confident that District 8 could be the home for stable and quality businesses with a plan from City Hall that is led by dedicated, creative and steady leadership. With the population, infrastructure and steady traffic in our district, we have all the elements needed to bring business here. We just need dedicated leadership to make it happen.
Trone currently serves on the Advisory Board for Offenders Alumni Association (OAA), whose mission is to empower former offenders and their family members to actively engage in reducing crime and restoring communities. He is serving his second term as the Fairview Neighborhood President where he has organized countless neighborhood clean up initiatives, food box giveaways and community parades to promote and encourage peace throughout the City of Birmingham.
In addition to his noteworthy community service, Trone volunteered from 2016 to 2020 as a radio personality on the MAGIC CITY SPORTS TALK SHOW on WATV 94.9 (formerly 900 GOLD WATV AM) broadcasting from the heart of District 8.
After graduating from Auburn University in 2001 with a Bachelors in Finance and a Master's in Business Administration, Trone moved to Atlanta, Georgia to begin his professional career as a financial planner with American Express Financial Advisors and later became a Financial Planner for the NFL. During this time, he performed numerous financial strategies to solidify assets and cultivate financial wealth for individuals and families. In this capacity, he amassed over $20 million in assets for clients.
Still, Birmingham remained close to his heart, and the need to return home persisted. Upon his return to Birmingham, Trone served as a substitute teacher for the Birmingham School system teaching classrooms from grades 1 through 12. This role gave him the opportunity to not only share his experience through education but to see first hand the dreams and the needs of the city's youngest residents.
Trone stands on integrity and transparency, which he believes should be the number one priority in leading government. He wants to serve by implementing several plans to promote existing resources with grass-root community initiatives. Believing that one should govern as they campaign, Trone will make these initiatives a highlight of his service as your council member.