Mary Jean LaMay
Mary Jean Baker LaMay is the owner of Highlands Trading Company. She is also an activist, a former president of the Norwood Neighborhood Association and a candidate for Birmingham City Council District 4 in the 2014 special election and 2017 Birmingham municipal election.
LaMay graduated from Huntsville High School in 1987 and earned a bachelor of science in music at Southeastern Bible College in 1994. She led children's music programs at St Luke's Episcopal Church from 1991 to 1997 and also worked as an account planner, an account executive for Metro Monitor, marketing director at Heritage Log Homes, and was involved in artist hospitality for City Stages from 1996 to 2007.
LaMay was a leader in efforts to enhance the Norwood Neighborhood Block Watch]], to keep Norwood Elementary School open, and to oppose plans for the City of Birmingham to rent space for a Public Safety Complex in the Old Social Security Building.
She is married to Randall LaMay Jr.