About our City Council

The City of Gardendale operates under a Mayor-Council President form of government. This form of government most closely resembles the private sector with the Mayor serving as the Chief Executive Officer (Executive Branch of Government) and the Council as the Board of Directors (Legislative Branch of Government).

The Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term. The City Council members are elected by district for terms of four years. The latest municipal election was held the fourth Tuesday in August 2012 – August 28, 2012. Municipal election Information is available on the home page of this website or by contacting the city clerk at 631-8789. The Alabama Secretary of State website contains valuable information about elections. www.sos.state.al.us.

The Mayor and City Council work as a team with the City of Gardendale employees to provide the public with:

  • A safe community in which to live and work
  • Services delivered courteously and professionally.
  • Fiscal responsibility with accountability.
  • Convenient opportunities for recreation.
  • The elected officials and employees recognize that if they accomplish these goals the City of Gardendale will always be a desirable place in which to live and work.
The City of Gardendale operates under the direction of Mayor Othell Phillips. Please use the menu to the left to visit each council member’s page.

City council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. Council meetings are held at the Gardendale Public Safety Center, which is located at 1309 Decatur Highway. Citizens are invited to attend. For additional information contact the City Clerk, Melissa Honeycutt, at (205) 631-8789.

District Map

Gardendale is divided into five districts. Click the link below to view the map.

All City Districts

District I

Allen Jerkins is a first term councilman. As YMCA program director for 10 years, Allen concentrated on community development. In his own community, Allen has coached Gardendale youth soccer and youth basketball, and served on the Gardendale soccer board. Allen's commitment to the citizens in District I includes holding a community meeting once every 3 months.

For the last four years, Allen has served as Junior High youth pastor at Christway Church of God where he has attended for seven years. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 13 years. He has a daughter, Morgan, and son, Brayden. Allen is currently employed with American Osment in Showroom Sales.

Contact Allen Online

District II

Blake became the youngest person ever elected to the City Council in 2012. Blake has lived in Gardendale his entire life and he is a 5th generation resident. Blake proudly represents District 2 and the people of Gardendale.

Blake graduated from Gardendale High School in May of 2012 with honors. During his senior year, Blake served as an Ambassador and Student Council President. Blake was the Secretary of the National Honor Society and was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He served two years on the Gardendale Junior City Council.

Blake is very active in his community. A member of the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce, in 2011 Blake received the "Gardendale's Own" Award from the chamber. Blake is also an Associate Member of the Jefferson County Republican Party Executive Committee. He serves as State Committeeman for the North Jefferson Young Republican Club.

Blake has a clear vision for the city of Gardendale. He will work to maintain our strong community feel while working to grow our economic base. He will also work to improve the quality of life for our citizens.

Blake will chair the Economic Development Committee and the Library Committee. He will serve on the Park and Recreation, Education, and Public Utilities and Inspections Committees. Blake is a member of Gardendale First Baptist Church.

Contact Blake Online

District III

Alvin Currington was elected to the City Council in 2008 and is currently serving his second term representing the citizens of District III. Alvin and his wife of 19 years, Joanna Nichols Currington, make their home in the Castle Pines community in Gardendale. They have two sons, Nicholas (16) who attends Gardendale High School and Zachary (10) who attends Gardendale Elementary School.

Alvin is employed as a System Analyst / Network Specialist in the Information Systems Department with Thompson Caterpillar.

Alvin serves as Council President Pro Tempore, represents the Council on the Planning and Zoning Board and serves on the following committees: Finance and Insurance (Chairperson), Education (Chairperson), Public Safety and Library.

He is a member of the Historical Society and the Chamber of Commerce.

Alvin and his family are active members of Walkers Chapel Baptist Church.

Contact Alvin Online

District IV

Gardendale has been home to Greg Colvert and his wife, Linda, for most of their 44 years of marriage. They have one son, Frank. Greg’s family attends Walkers Chapel Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon. Greg is also a member of the Gardendale Masonic Lodge.

A Viet Nam veteran, Greg served his country four years in the U.S. Navy. Professionally, Greg is a master electrician and field engineer. He retired in 2009 after 14 years as Superintendent for Marcum Electric, Inc. His work experience gives him the strong desire to support the city’s Public Works and other departments as they maintain the city’s infrastructure. Greg’s retirement allows him to focus full time on his passion for moving the city forward while maintaining the quality of life and services now enjoyed by the citizens of Gardendale.

Greg’s focus as a City Council member is on responsible fiscal policies and business growth and development. His desire is to see Gardendale progress to be the leading city in North Jefferson County.

Contact Greg Online

District V

Stan is a first term councilman, sworn in on November 5, 2012. Prior to his election, he retired as the city's Parks and Recreation Director, having been a city employee since 1977.

Along with serving as Council President, he is a member of the following sub-committees: Education, Public Safety, Finance, Public Works and Economic Development.

His immediate goals are to aggressively seek new businesses, create an image that the city is "user friendly", and retain the sense of community that Gardendale is so proud of.

A lifelong resident of Gardendale, Stan has been married to the former Susan Richey for 33 years and they have two children. Keith, 29 and Krisi, 21.

He is a member of Gardendale First Baptist Church where he serves as a Sunday School Director. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Ranch and Gardendale Miracle League. He is a member of the Alabama and National Parks and Recreation Associations and the Gardendale Historic Society. He was named Gardendale's Citizen of the Year in 1996.

Contact Stan Online

TOP