Philyaw will lean on her unique skillset and executive leadership experience to help Mayor Reed to lead the City of Montgomery
On Tuesday, Mayor Steven L. Reed named Jamyla Philyaw as Executive Assistant to the Mayor.
In this position, Philyaw will serve in an advisory capacity with responsibilities similar to that of a Chief Administrative Officer. She will coordinate with Chief of Staff Chip Hill to supervise departments, direct staff and administer the implementation of new policies. Philyaw brings with her over two decades of success in public administration roles in local and state government.
“Jamyla’s accomplished career boasts a diverse record of success that has positioned her as a proven problem-solver and motivator,” Mayor Reed said. “While working together at the Montgomery County Probate Court, Jamyla provided the professional and administrative expertise we needed to better serve the community and instill a culture of innovation into local government processes. I expect nothing less from her at City Hall.”
Philyaw became the highest-ranking merit employee for the Montgomery County Probate Court following her promotion from the Business License division to Assistant Chief Clerk of the Probate. During her time with the State of Alabama, Philyaw worked in the offices of the attorney general and secretary of state.
“It is an honor to reunite with Mayor Reed and the team he’s put together to serve the citizens of Montgomery,” Philyaw said. “I’m inspired by his vision for the city. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s everything Montgomery should be as the capital of the state. Like Mayor Reed, I see the greatness that awaits our city. This is an exciting time.”
Philyaw attended Montgomery Public Schools, graduating from Lanier High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Management from Faulkner University.
A playwright in her personal time with a unique connection to the business, faith-based and creative communities in the city, Philyaw will also serve as a liaison between the Mayor’s office, city agencies, outside governmental agencies and the community.
Philyaw is the oldest of three children born to her parents, Larry and Callie. She has three “children:” one son, Kevin, and two Tennessee walking horses, Push and Dream.