Valley City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the council chambers of Valley City Hall at 6 pm eastern time.
The City of Valley has a council of seven members and a mayor for a total of eight members. This is an unusual structure since most Alabama cities the size of Valley have only five members and a mayor. Valley’s district structure came from negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department and the City Council when the city converted from at-large voting to voting districts in 1992. Two “safe” minority districts were created, and distribution of populations resulted in seven districts rather than five. Valley’s district layout and odd seven-member council scheme was approved by the U.S. Federal Courts.
The Valley City Council stresses education and training for itself and for city employees. Valley is one of only a few cities to have its entire council certified by the Alabama League of Municipalities as Certified Municipal Officials. Several council members are only a few hours away from receiving Advanced Certificates. This interest in training filters into all areas of the city as the council approves travel and expenses to support a large array of training courses for city employees.