District 2Levon C. Manzie
Rev. Levon C. Manzie is the President of the Mobile City Council, serving as Presiding Officer and Representative for District 2. He is a fourth-generation minister, and is currently the Assistant Pastor of the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church of Whistler, AL. He has dedicated himself to our community for many years – both through providing spiritual guidance and his extensive work in public service.
In 2008, Rev. Manzie was elected to serve on the Mobile County School Board. He served two terms as Vice President, and one term as President, and led the Board in the passage of a $100 million construction bond that serves the needs of our children.
On October 8, 2013, he was elected to serve the citizens of District 2 on the Mobile City Council and was selected to serve as the chair of the Administrative Services Committee. Manzie was reelected in 2017 facing no opposition and was unanimously selected by his colleagues for the position of Vice President. Under his leadership, District 2 is undergoing a major renaissance. He launched key initiatives to revitalize parks and recreation centers, rebuild and replace dangerous sidewalks in both neighborhoods and the Downtown Entertainment District, has directed considerable funds toward road resurfacing and drainage projects and worked to combat blight.
While focused on the future of the District, Rev. Manzie has also been dedicated to preserving its historic past - from honoring local community leaders to ensuring historic communities are properly recognized for generations to come.
He has furthered his skills in leadership and service by graduating from the 2006 class of Leadership Mobile, the United Way's Project Blueprint and earning the designation of Certified Municipal Official. He is also currently affiliated with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Young Elected Officials Network, Mobile Area Education Foundation Board of Directors, Augusta Evans Foundation and the National League of Cities (NLC). He currently serves on NLC’s Board of Directors and has also served on their Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee focusing on federal policy with city leaders from across the country. He has also been named by NextCity as a Vanguard, individuals identified as the nation’s top young urban innovators working to make change in cities.
Rev. Manzie is the eldest son of Rev. C. L. and Mrs. Jeanette Manzie, a native of Mobile, AL and graduate of Murphy High School and Troy University. He holds the distinction of being the youngest member to serve on both the Mobile County School Board and Mobile City Council.
Latest District 2 News
Registration for a New Youth Summer Program in District 2 will start tomorrow at the Florence Howard Elementary School...
May 3rd, 2017
Rickarby Park to Undergo Major Renovation
Councilman Levon Manzie announced today a major renovation is coming soon to Rickarby Park. These projects are the...
April 14th, 2017
Tomorrow: Districts 2 & 3 Host Community Easter Egg Hunts
Mobile, AL – Tomorrow, Councilman Levon Manzie of District 2 and Councilman C.J. Small of District 3 will host...
February 6th, 2017
Police Citizens Advisory Council Hosting Community Meeting in District 2
The Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council will hold a community meeting for citizens of District 2 next...
January 18th, 2017
We Can All Play a Part
By Councilman Levon Manzie, District 2 For the sake of our city, we must improve outcomes for our youth. Their success...
January 2nd, 2017
2016: A Year of Progress in District 2
By Councilman Levon C. Manzie It has been a year of progress across District 2 and the City! When my colleagues and I...
December 21st, 2016
Councilman Manzie Appointed to Major NLC Committee
Councilman Levon Manzie has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Community and Economic...
December 13th, 2016
Councilman Manzie: Taking Major Step in Addressing Blight in District 2
Councilman Levon Manzie announced this afternoon that the City is working to acquire the old Yarborough Machine &...