The University of Alabama Student Government Association’s Lobby Board is a collective of students dedicated to serving as political advocates on behalf of the Student Government Association, the University of Alabama, the City of Tuscaloosa, and the State of Alabama as a whole. Through their efforts, Lobby Board seeks to bring awareness to various political initiatives such as voter education and registration, higher education advocacy both within state and federal programs, and many more throughout all levels of government. Lobby Board partners with various organizations both on campus and within the Tuscaloosa community to promote these efforts, including but not limited to Vote Everywhere UA and the Women’s League of Voters, specifically to raise awareness for the importance of voter engagement in all aspects of the UA campus and community. Lobby Board works directly with the Vice President of External Affairs to bridge the gap between UA students and the surrounding community, encouraging both parties to express ideas and concerns for the betterment of Tuscaloosa as a whole. The Lobby Board strives to embody every aspect of the Capstone, acting as the voice for every member of the community, no matter the adversities faced.

Members of the Lobby Board will serve on committees dedicated to achieving the goals set for the year. They will also have the opportunity to connect with members of the UA community through various events and initiatives, as well as foster relationships with government officials at the state level. Lobby Board members will act as the official advocates for both SGA and the University, exemplifying the voices of every member of the UA community. They will be responsible for voicing the concerns and ideas of the student body to both state and local governments to not only contribute to the betterment of the UA community, but to every University in the state of Alabama as well. Members will meet to discuss and implement ideas they feel will best benefit the student body and the surrounding community.

Lobby Board is unique in the sense that it bridges the gap between the student body, the city of Tuscaloosa, and the state of Alabama. Members are passionate about positively influencing all three parties for the betterment of everyone, and strive to bring growth to campus. They embody what it means to be a student at the University of Alabama, and have a willingness to serve every member of the community, striving to make their voices heard.

For more information on how to get involved, check out our instagram @ualobbyboard and for questions regarding Lobby Board email ualobbyboard@gmail.com

Directors



Garrett Mayo

Director of Lobby Board

jgmayo@crimson.ua.edu

Garrett is a junior at UA from Jasper, Georgia. He is currently majoring in Political Science and History with a concentration in Legal History and a minor in Communications. He was a member of the Lobby Board last year and is excited to have the opportunity to lead it this year. In additions to his role in SGA, Garrett is a member of the Blackburn Institute and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.



Marcella Martinez

Director of Lobby Board

mimartinez@crimson.ua.edu

Marcella Martinez is a junior from Managua, Nicaragua, but she completed High School in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently majoring in Economics and Political Science and is on track to graduate with her Master’s in Economics. She has served in various leadership roles throughout campus including in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, Capstone Agency, and The Blackburn Institute. Marcella is excited to serve as the Director of Lobby Board for the Student Government Association. She hopes to organize intentional programming regarding state and local politics, and promote civic engagement within Lobby Board and the University of Alabama as a whole.