Barbara Edwards


Barbara Edwards has been employed by the Alabama State Council on the Arts since 1978.  Currently she serves as the Deputy Director.  In this position she is responsible for the overall general management of the day-to-day operations of the agency and the agency’s research and information systems.  After 39 years of service, she plans to retire this spring.

Barbara was born in Birmingham, AL, but grew up in Montgomery. She is a proud 1970 graduate of G W Carver High School (Once a Wolverine Always a Wolverine!). She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Troy University and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Montgomery.

She loves her family, her church and strongly believes in the awesome power of God. She is married to Woodrow Edwards and through their blended relationship is the mother of one daughter and three sons. She is Granny to A.J., Jahmari Sr. and Jahmari Jr. and Grandma to Jailan.

An active member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, she teaches the Women ‘s Sunday School Class, sings in the Senior Choir and serves on the Trustee Board.

Barbara has been a member of Women in Touch since 1985 and strongly believes in giving back to the community and supporting positive growth and development of young people.