Shelby County Commission, Duties

The duties: The responsibilities of the Shelby County Commission include supervision of all county public funds, adoption of an annual county budget, construction and maintenance and providing services through all city departments.  

Ron Griggs (R)

Shelby County Commission, District 4

Ron Griggs

Date of birth: April 1, 1952; age 63

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Producer, The Insurance Store in Alabaster, 2013-present; assistant principal and principal, Thompson High School, 1993-2005; administrative assistant and assistant principal, Shelby County High School, 1987-1993; teacher, coach, bus driver and administrative assistant, Pelham High School, 1977-1987; teacher, coach, bus driver, Thompson Middle School, 1975-1977. Civic experience: Member of First Baptist Church of Alabaster, 1993-present. Education: Certificate in education administration, University of Montevallo, 1987; master’s degree in education, University of Montevallo, 1980; bachelor’s degree in physical education, Samford University, 1970-1974; graduate, Geneva County High School, 1970. Top contributors: Self, loans, $4,900; Eddy Jones, $100. Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to serve his community by working with the other Shelby County Commissioners to assist the Alabaster/Pelham area by blending local, state and federal government plans.

Gene Rowley (R)

Shelby County Commission, District 4

Gene Rowley

Date of birth: April 29, 1970; 45

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Senior code reviewer/system analyst, Xerox Corp., 2014-present; unmanned aerial vehicle operator, AAI Corp. (Textron Systems), 2009-2014; budget and finance NCO/comptroller, Alabama National Guard 20th Special Forces Group, 2001-2009; owner/voiceover talent, Gene Rowley Voiceover, 1989-present. Civic experience: Vice president/general manager, Alabaster Broadcasting & Community Radio nonprofit, 2013-present; ambassador, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 2014-present; master of ceremonies for numerous civic organizations and events, including Sav-A-Life Shelby’s Annual Banquet, Shelby District Eagle Scout Banquet and American Legion Vietnam 50th Anniversary; volunteer, Alabaster City Youth Soccer, 1999-2001; member, Matthew Blount American Legion Post 555, 2015-present; volunteer, Alabaster City School’s Sister School project, 2016; volunteer history teacher, Hope Christian School, 2014-2015. Education: Associate’s degree in applied science, Cochise College, 2009; pursuing bachelor’s degree in history, American Military University, 2009-present. Top contributors: Self, loans, $3,600; Time Honeycutt/AIPHA Orthopaedic, $250; Emmanuel Scozzaro, $200; Keith Arnold; $200; Robert Clark, $100; Kyle Hannah, $100; Kendra Axon, $100; Eric Fort, $100; Lee F. Miller, $100; Mark Graham, $100; Dr. Marty Lovvorn, $100.

Ward Williams (R)

Shelby County Commission, District 4

Ward Williams

Date of birth: Oct. 13, 1973; age 42

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Founder and executive director, Vineyard Family Services, 2007-present; associate pastor of youth and outreach, Inverness Vineyard Church, 2002-2007. Civic experience: Graduate, Leadership Shelby County, 2014; member,  Shelby County Children’s Policy Council, 2007-present; youth sports coach, YMCA and city of Alabaster, 2007-present; member, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 2007-present; member, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 2007-present; volunteer, Junior Achievement, 2012-present. Education: Southwest Texas State University, bachelor’s degree in speech communication, 1997; graduate of Corpus Christi Ray High School, 1992. Top contributors: Lynn Ross, $2,000; self, loans, $1,818.78; Me 2 Graphics LLC, in-kind advertising, $1,300; Alan and Jamie Wood, $500; Alton Yother, $300.