Marshall Hunt, Chairman – Commissioner Hunt currently serves as the Hills Group Homes, Quality Enhancement Director. He is a graduate of Bishop State Community College and Alabama A&M University. He has over 25 years experience working in various capacities in the community as well as in the early child development and early education profession. Commissioner Hunt has professional memberships with the Mobile County Council on Early Care and Education and the Alabama Child Care Alliance. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is a founding member of the Port City Horse Riding Club. He is a member of Highpoint Baptist Church and currently serves as Superintendent of Sunday School.
Ronald K. Davis, Vice-Chairman – Commissioner Davis graduated from Davidson High School then went on to Troy University in Troy, Alabama where he received a B.S. in Criminal Justice. After finishing college, he joined the Mobile County Sherriff’s Department where he faithfully served for 18 years. In 2000 he was elected to the Prichard City Council. In 2004 and again in 2008 he was elected to serve the citizens of Prichard as Mayor. After leaving office he became the Chief Officer of Governmental Affairs for Dumas Law Firm, LLC. He is also the owner of Ron Davis and Associates, LLC. Commissioner Davis is married, has 3 children and 1 grandson.
Bennie H. McConnell, Commissioner – Commissioner McConnell volunteers her time working with seniors at the local senior center and when she is not at the senior center you can find her assisting those with developmental disabilities in a group home setting. She is a graduate of Mobile County Training School and the proud parent of three (3) children, three (3) grandchildren and one (1) great grandchild.
Dr. Reginald A. Crenshaw, Sr. – Commissioner Crenshaw is a proud 1974 graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1978. He has been employed at Bishop State Community College for thirty-one (31) years. Currently he serves as the Director of Title III Programs and is an Adjunct Instructor for Business Statistics. Dr. Crenshaw is also an Adjunct Instructor employed by Alabama State University teaching courses in Educational Statistics. In 2009 Dr. Crenshaw was elected to fill an unexpired term on the Mobile County School Board and was re-elected to a six year term.
Charles Pharr – Commissioner Pharr served as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Prichard (HACP) for 40 years. Under his leadership the housing authority grew from 360 public housing units to its present stock of more than 700 rental units, 2,598 Housing Choice Vouchers, 286 landbank properties as well as units developed for homeownership opportunities. He successfully administered a series of Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) grants. The HOPE I grant of $972,000 resulted in the measurable outcome of one hundred sixty-five low-income families achieving the goal of homeownership. The $2,100,000 HOPE II program produced a model homeownership incubator program. He leveraged the $20,000,000 HOPE VI grant with more than $24,000,000 of private and public funds changing the face of Public Housing in the City of Prichard forever. Charles Pharr is known in the housing industry for his high standards of building quality homes which have become the most desirable properties in the City of Prichard.