Spanish Fort Mayor Michael M. McMillan recently announced that he will run for another term in office. McMillan has served on the Spanish Fort City Council for 12 years, serving one term as mayor and two terms as council member.
McMillan currently serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber Board of Directors, SFEEF Board, D’Olive Watershed Advisory Committee, Spanish Fort Veterans Cemetery Board, Baldwin County Republican Executive Committee, Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Industrial Development Board of Mobile-Baldwin-Washington-Clarke-Escambia Counties.
“I have a strong belief that community service is a high calling, and a commitment to service is essential for our city leaders,” McMillan said. “I am a fiscal conservative, and as Mayor, I pledge that we will strive to keep our city’s finances strong. I am proud of the fact that, every year during my term as mayor, we have managed to save money on budgeted expenses, while also exceeding our revenue projections, thereby creating budget surpluses which allow the city to prepare for the future. We must be prepared for continued growth, but always be assured that we live within our means.”
Some of the city’s achievements during McMillan’s term as mayor include opening the Spanish Fort Community Center, Spanish Fort’s first library, and the Spanish Fort Senior Center and successfully completing major drainage improvements, street repairs and land acquisition for parks and a future fire station. The city has also successfully secured grants for drainage repairs and sidewalks on Highways 72 and 225, and installed Baldwin County’s only tornado siren alert system.
During his years of service helping prepare for the city’s rapid growth and future development, McMillan has served as vice chairman of the Spanish Fort Planning Commission and board member of the Spanish Fort Fire Department Board. He is also past vice chairman of the North Baldwin United Way, board member of the Baldwin County Industrial Development Board and past chairman of The Cooperative District of the city of Spanish Fort-Highway 181 Public Facilities, which assisted in the development of public infrastructure needed to service the Eastern Shore Centre and surrounding areas.
McMillan and his wife of 31 years, Patricia, attend Christ the King Church. They have two daughters, Barbara and Angelle Sculley, son-in-law, Kyle Sculley, and grandson, Campbell. McMillan is the owner of McMillan Sales Inc.
Municipal elections are Aug. 23. McMillan has planned re-election kickoff party June 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spanish Fort Town Center Park at 29000 Bass Pro Drive.
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