Community Development

Community Development


To maintain and improve the quality of life for Prichard residents by ensuring the safety of its citizens, providing high quality services, and by maintaining a strong economic base. In order to keep the best of what we have today and improve upon prospects for tomorrow, the City of Prichard Community Development Department is focused on the following objectives.


Create a positive sense of community identity among our citizens.

Maintain high quality residential housing, a downtown center, commercial corridors, industrial parks, public works, and transportation.

Implement programs and projects that will enhance educational, cultural, recreational, and open space amenities within our community.

Participate in the planning and preparation of the City’s capital improvements long-term plan and budget.

Provide community services that recognize the changing diversity of our population with regard to age, ethnicity, background, and other characteristics.

Cultivate both a clean, natural environment and a strong economic base.

The Community Development Department is responsible for assessing and administering grants through ensuring proper programmatic or project implementation, disbursing grant funds and overseeing their proper and legal use.

For questions about zoning issues, please contact the Inspections Department.

Community Development Programs

Adopt-A-Spot Targeted Community Cleanup Program
(Keeping Prichard Beautiful)

Leadership Prichard

Youth Leadership Prichard

Weed and Seed Strategy

Steering Committee
Sub-Committee Meetings

Environment and Sustainability
Community Action for Renewed Environment (CARE)
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Safe Routes to Schools
Tree City, U.S.A.
Arbor Day Celebration