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The City of Decatur, Alabama is a positively awesome place. It is chock full of history, art, beautiful outdoor places, fun things to do, and great people to meet. The whole point of this website is to share stories about positive things going on in Decatur. Maybe you’ll be inspired to come visit – or move here and call it home!

  • Q&A With Dr. Meg Adams Ingram, Pediatrician with Decatur Morgan Pediatrics

    Meet Dr. Meg Adams-Ingram and learn what brought her and her family back to Decatur 14 years after she graduated from Decatur High School and moved away for college.
  • Positively Immerse Yourself in Art AND the Community at Alabama Center for the Arts

    From studio art to graphic design to acting to music technology and everything in between, Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur has something for you.
  • Positively Pedaling: Exploring Decatur’s Bike Trails

    Decatur, Alabama, is home to some seriously cool outdoor adventures. As the weather begins to cool off and the colors of fall start to paint the city, there’s no better time to saddle up and explore some of Decatur’s most popular outdoor amenities: the bike trails. So grab your bike, and let’s embark on a fall biking adventure in Decatur!
  • Behind the Scenes at the Princess Theatre

    You may be familiar with the image of the Princess Theatre’s marquee, its brightly colored lighted letters serving as an iconic visual landmark in downtown Decatur. But have you ever wondered what lies behind that main entrance?
  • Discover Decatur’s Positively Creative Side on the MoCo Art Trail!

    Are you ready to experience the wonders of art right in your own backyard? Decatur is the proud home of the MoCo Art Trail, a journey featuring 10 incredible locations that showcase the extraordinary works of talented local artists.
  • Ingalls Harbor is Positively Expanding with a New Development Coming Soon

    Coming soon to Ingalls Harbor: A new waterfront scene for Decatur residents and visitors to live, work, and play!

IT IS A PEOPLE

  • KIM HALLMARK

    Moving to Decatur in 1991, Kim immediately embraced the opportunities that Decatur presented, got involved, and became a vibrant member of the community. She is proud to call Decatur her forever home and make a positive impact in the community through community service and volunteer work.

  • DEMOND GARTH

    Demond Garth, Principal of Austin High School, knows first-hand the impact of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast and Scholarship Awards Program. Once a recipient, now he helps positively influence student’s futures.

  • DAVID BRELAND

    With a long personal history in Decatur and a member of a family of historians, Judge David Breland has made Decatur history his job! Working in the Old State Bank and the Decatur Historic Union Depot brings the Judge a great deal of joy.

  • ALAN CLARA-MOGUEL

    Alan Clara Moguel graduated from Decatur High School in 2022. During his senior year, and while working two jobs, Alan started his business, Conversate Me!, which focuses on bridging the cultural and language barrier between the English and Spanish speaking communities in Decatur by teaching conversational Spanish and providing translation services.

    Making Headlines

    • Career Academy officially becomes third high school for Decatur City Schools

      March 19, 2024
    • Decatur announces $18.4M grant for bike trail

      March 13, 2024
    • $3.2 million federal funding propels Pryor Field Airport

      March 11, 2024
    • Decatur will become next Alabama city to adopt a Safe Haven baby box

      March 5, 2024
    • ULA cuts ribbon on new facility — ‘We build rockets in Decatur, Alabama’

      February 23, 2024
    • Workforce initiative brings record-breaking class of young professionals to Decatur

      February 20, 2024
    • Alabama Port Authority to develop container transfer facility in Decatur

      February 7, 2024
    • North Alabamians celebrate annual return of thousands of cranes

      January 14, 2024
    • The year in review: Construction, education and recreation were highlights of 2023

      December 29, 2023
    • 5 exciting festivals happening in Alabama this January

      December 27, 2023