Jimmy Conyers has announced his candidacy for the Fairhope City Council’s Place 3 seat ahead of the Aug. 23 municipal election.

Jimmy Conyers

Jimmy Conyers

Conyers is the vice president of Merchants & Marine Bank and is responsible for lending and managing the bank’s expansion into Alabama. Currently M&M Bank has an office in Gulf Shores with a new branch scheduled to open on Fairhope Ave in July.

In his candidacy announcement Conyers expressed an emphasis on responsible management of growth.

“I want to ensure a solid foundation is in place for the future of Fairhope by preserving the character of our community,” Conyers said. “I do not want to stop our growth but I want to help protect those things that make Fairhope so unique and special as Fairhope continues to grow.”

Conyers, who moved to Fairhope in 2003, has been an active member of the community and is on the Board of Directors of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, where he has been the vice chair of Civic & Governmental Affairs for two years. Additionally, Conyers served on the Junior Board of the Weeks Bay Foundation, served as president of Family Promise of Baldwin County for three years, is a member of the Kiwanis Club where he served as a past president, and coached his daughter’s team in the Fairhope Soccer League for two years.

“I have always had a strong belief in civic engagement and understand the importance of being active and engaged in my community,” Conyers said.

Conyers graduated from Auburn University in 2000 with a BSBA in Management and then went on to complete Graduate School of Banking at LSU in 2008. He is a past graduate of Leadership Alabama Initiative, Leadership Baldwin County and is pursuing his Coastal Civic Masters through Coastal Alabama Partnership.

He and his wife, Ashley, a Fairhope native, have been married 15 years and have two daughters, Anna Bowler, 10, and Margaret, 7, who attend Fairhope Schools. The Conyers’ family attends St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope.