Council Member Demetric D. Roberts

  Demetric D. Roberts
  Council Member Ward 2
  P.O. Box 2168
  Anniston, AL  36202

I was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama.  I grew on West 15th Street, 3 houses up from the Cooper Homes Projects I went to All Saints Elementary, Cobb Jr. High and Anniston High School.  After graduating from high school, I graduated Grambling State University located in Grambling, Louisiana. I am currently employed with BAE Systems, Inc., located on Coleman Road in Anniston at our VUOC campus, as a Materials Planner.  Prior to BAE Systems, I spent 11 years at Bridgewater Interiors.  There my duties/titles included Production Team member, Materials Analyst, Master Scheduler and Sr. Materials Analyst. Also, for the last 10 on Friday nights during football season, I serve as the Public Address Announcer for the Anniston Bulldogs. 

During my elementary school years, I was exposed to working with the public.  My grandfather was the operator of a laundromat and convenience store, D & N Grocery & Laundromat (aka Mrs. O’Neal), located next to Union Foundry (Tyler Union and Boozer Beam).  My grandmother was the co-owner/operator of Community Concessions also known as “The Game Room”.   The game room was located on 15th Street & Kelley Avenue,  across for Cooper Homes Projects. During my high school years, I was the starting center for Anniston High’s 1989 State Championship Team, “15 TRIED 15 DIED”.  Also, during my high school years I received my first taste of politics.  I served as vice president of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Youth Department and president of the West Anniston Youth Council. As president of the West Anniston Youth Council, I got to work closely with late “Great” Rev. John S. Nettles and the Project Pay. 

During my 5 years at Grambling, I worked for Coach Eddie G. Robinson’s personal and football secretaries. I was elected president of the Computer Information Systems Club twice.  I was elected vice president of NABA Club (National Association of Black Accountants).  I was also a founding member of the Alabama Club. Upon graduating in May of 1995, from Grambling State University, with a B.S. Degree in Accounting & B.S .Degree Computer Information Systems (double major), I decided to return to Anniston and help my mother raise my niece and 4 nephews.  I was taught family first.  Therefore, I do not regret, nor would I change a thing.  I have truly been blessed. With 5 kids in the Anniston City Systems, I became known as “Uncle DD” to most of the teachers and administrators.  I also worked as a substitute teacher during the 1998-1999 school year. 

Below you may view the local organizations that I have worked with over the last 25 years:

  • Park & Recreation football Coach – 1 year
  • Park & Recreation Basketball Coach – 1 year

  • Park & Recreation Baseball Coach – 5 years

  • Anniston Middle School Football Volunteer Coach – 1 year

  • Anniston High School Baseball Volunteer Coach 2 -years

  • Volunteer Cook for Christmas Day Feeding at Carver Community Center, organized by Jackie Judkins & family – 3 years

  • Jackson Pride Masonic Lodge # 662, Anniston (27 years active, Elected Worshipful Master 8 years)

  • 20 years of Community Easter Egg Hunt at Nettles Park

  • 3 years partnered with Gains Chapel AME Church for feeding the community during the Christmas Holiday.

  • Adopted children form South Highland Community Center for Christmas, for the last 3 years.

  • Sponsored Basketball Teams at South Highland Community Center. 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Theta Tau Chapter)

  • Voter Registration Drive at MLK Prayer Breakfast 2016 thru 2020.

  • Adopt-A-Mile 2016- Present


  • Provided 2 hrs. of activities every 3rd Sunday. This rotated through all the communities of Anniston.

Voice of the People

  • Provide daily activities for school age children for AEA Week (spring break) in conjunction with the Anniston Park & Recreation Department.

Anniston Fatherhood Initiative 

Calhoun County NAACP