Joel Coleman has announced his candidacy for the Daphne City Council’s District 3 seat.
“Daphne has been my home for 25 years,” Coleman said. “It’s a special place that exudes small town charm, and I see the need to protect and enhance some of Daphne’s biggest assets, including the schools and natural resources.”
Practicing as a licensed professional engineer since 1990, Coleman has worked first hand with the City of Daphne and other city and county governments along the Gulf Coast to bring financially practical and environmentally responsible projects before review. In 2012, Coleman broadened his professional scope to include Land Development Project management at DR Horton, Inc.
“I will bring a unique perspective to Daphne’s city government while working to present solutions that are reasonable to outside investors, but ultimately and most importantly beneficial to Daphne residents,” Coleman said. “I believe in growing our community responsibly, and striking the critical balance between economic development and financial stability for the City of Daphne. The next five years will be vital to our future along the Eastern Shore and I want to insure that decisions made are in the best interest of all the citizens of Daphne.”
Coleman grew up in Mobile, where he graduated from St Paul’s High School. He furthered his education at Auburn, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1988) and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering (1990). Coleman and his wife, Angel, are active members at Church of the Apostles (COTA), and they have two daughters, Emma, 8, and Chloe, six. Both attend Daphne Elementary School.
“My wife and I are raising two young daughters and my hope is that no matter where life’s journey takes them, they will be proud to call Daphne home and always look forward to returning,” Coleman said.
Municipal elections are August 23.
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