Cory Pettway, BOARD President
Black Warrior River watershed

Meet Qunelius “Cory” Pettway – Community Liaison for Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn (District 5). He is currently a member of the Alabama State and Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committees and is co-founder of The Willing Family, a community organization aimed at revitalizing urban neighborhoods in Birmingham. Cory has been awarded the Jefferson County Committee of Economic Development (JCCEO) Early Childcare Community Outreach Award twice for his work on the Kingston site. Cory is also a member of Cahaba River Society Junior Board, The Birmingham Barbers Coalition, Grassroots Coalition Birmingham, Our Revolution-Birmingham and is a Congressional Black Caucus Institute Political Leadership Alumni.



Cory is an uplifting and vibrant “life-centered” person who is dedicated to being the change he wants to see in the world. His experiences in life and career have allowed him opportunities to truly make an impact and that is what inspires him each day. He regularly volunteers with churches and non-profit organizations throughout the area by organizing events. He’s taught and volunteered in the Birmingham City School System and he works closely with elected officials developing policy and empowering power to rise above adversity. Cory believes in spreading a message of peace and love in efforts to encourage the unity of all life and looks forward to serving on the Alabama Rivers Alliance Board of Directors and working with the communities throughout Alabama which depend on our 132,000 miles of rivers and streams.