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.
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