Thomas Spencer


Tom is Senior Research Associate with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, the state’s leading good government think tank.

He joined PARCA in 2012 after 13 years as an award-winning reporter for The Birmingham News covering environmental issues, policy, regulation, environmental stewardship and preservation. Prior journalism was with The Birmingham Weekly and The Anniston Star. Tom advises Cahaba River Society on governmental relations and policy matters and aids in fundraising.