About the Mayor
Mayor Stan Hogeland was born and raised in Gardendale. He was employed by the City of Gardendale for over thirty-five years, working through nine administrations and three mayors. Mayor Hogeland retired as the Gardendale Parks and Recreation Director in 2012.
Mayor Hogeland served as the Gardendale City Council President from the time he was elected in October, 2012, until he was appointed mayor on August 2, 2015, by Mayor Othell Phillips. Mayor Phillips resigned the office to take a position with the Jefferson County Commission. After finishing out that term as mayor, Stan ran for mayor unopposed in 2016 and is now serving his second term.
Mayor Hogeland has served the community outside his work with the city. He served on numerous boards and committees, including the Gardendale Miracle League Organizational Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Ranch, and the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
As a councilman and now as mayor, Stan is committed to diligently work to bring in new business and to help existing businesses thrive in the City of Gardendale (see video links below).
Stan’s devotion to the City of Gardendale is exceeded only by his love for God and family. Married to the former Susan Richey, he considers his wife to be his greatest asset and best friend.
Susan and Stan are proud parents to their son, Keith, his wife, Diana, and granddaughter Harper; their daughter, Krisi, and her husband, Chase; and grandson Cooper. Stan’s sister, Linda, and mother, Eloise, both live nearby and are an important part of his life. Stan’s father passed away in 2006. His dad was a police officer and a major influence in Stan’s life, which helped mold his commitment to public service.
The Hogelands are members of Gardendale First Baptist Church.
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