Scottie Y. McClaney grew up in the Collegeville community and currently resides in historic Norwood. Her father worked at and retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry, and her mother worked at and retired from Carraway Hospital. Scottie attended Phillips High School as a proud Marching Red Raider and then received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stillman College followed by a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has held several important leadership roles at organizations in and around the Birmingham area, primarily in Grants Management and Supplier Diversity. She has also worked diligently to establish Peek-A-Boo Vision, a nonprofit entity aimed at getting eye exams and eyeglasses for children in underserved communities.

Scottie has been an active member of many organizations, including but not limited to the National Congress of Black Women, the League of Women Voters Birmingham Chapter, and Alabama Democratic Women. In 2020, she graduated from Emerge Alabama, an organization that trains progressive women to run for office. Scottie is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has previously held two Birmingham City Council board appointments: the Downtown Redevelopment Authority Board and the Birmingham Parking Authority Board of Directors. Most recently, she was appointed to the MPA Alumni Board of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Scottie is the mother of one daughter, Sa'de C. McClaney-Hammond, and the “Glam-ma” of two glam-baby girls. Her home church is Christian Valley Baptist Church in Collegeville, and she is currently a member of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Scottie prides herself on being an extremely active community leader and longtime Birmingham resident.