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Jerry Johnson
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Attended McAdory High School Univeristy of Alabama
Lives in Orange Beach, AL
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The resurfacing and restriping of SR 180 (Canal Road) from east of the Foley Beach Express to west of Highway 161 (Orange Beach Blvd.) was let last Friday morning by ALDOT. This resurfacing project will create/add one additional westbound lane from Highway 161 to the Wharf. Great news as the City of Orange Beach and ALDOT work together to improve traffic flow on Canal Road. ALDOT plans to have the work completed by Memorial Day 2016.
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Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Awarded
"Chamber of the Year"
and Two Other Top Awards
by Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
      
MONTREAL, CANADA -  The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber was selected as 2015 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).  The award was presented last night at the ACCE Annual Convention in Montreal.   Chamber Chairman Vince Lucido, President Ed Rodriguez, and Membership Director Vicki Stillings were in attendance representing the Chamber at the ACCE Awards Ceremony at Montreal's Palais des Congres.
 
Chamber of the Year is a prestigious international award and is the only award recognizing the dual role Chambers have in leading businesses and communities. Chambers honored with this designation have not only demonstrated organizational strength, but also have made an impact on key community priorities such as education, transportation, business development, and quality of life.
 
Earlier this summer, the Chamber was selected as a Top Three Finalist.  That announcement was made at the Chamber's First Friday Forum breakfast in June, with Congressman Bradley Byrne in attendance.
 
"We are beyond thrilled," said Chamber President Ed Rodriguez.  "To even apply for this award, a chamber must be invited from a small select group.  We are blessed with organizational strength that comes from engaged board leadership, professional staff, and volunteers who truly believe in "serving every member... every day."
 
There were three finalists chosen from among 33 applicants, and participation in the process was by invitation only. To qualify for the award competition, applicants were required to complete a survey and meet or exceed thresholds in key performance areas including finances, membership retention, and other internal benchmarks. Required documentation also included financial statements and audits.
 
The Chamber of the Year award involves two additional stages:  Following the initial benchmarking, chambers are then selected to compete with other chambers in their size categories.  Once the top three are selected, the chambers must conduct personal interviews with ACCE's awards committee before a "Chamber of the Year" winner is selected.  Chamber President Ed Rodriguez and and Membership Director Vicki Stillings participated in the closed interview session with a panel of 3 judges. The interview counts for 80% of the total score.  The two other chambers selected as finalists were the Lake Houston Chamber in Texas and the Vail Valley Partnership in Colorado.
 
During the application process, chambers were asked to identify and elaborate on two specific project areas that exemplified their commitment to excellence both within their communities and within their membership.  The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's two identified projects were Reef Development and its recent Re-Branding Initiative.
 
In addition to the "Chamber of the Year" designation, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber received awards last night for being in the "Top Ten Chambers for Membership Retention - Dues" and "Top Ten Chambers for Membership Retention - Accounts."
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Open House Gulf State Park Master Plan

Thursday, March 26
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Orange Beach Community Center
27235 Canal Road 
Orange Beach, AL 36561

The University of Alabama System, on behalf of the Office of the Governor of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is beginning the master planning process for Gulf State Park.
 
Phase 1 of the master planning process focuses on discovering the existing conditions of the Park. Your input is vitally important as we look for opportunities to improve the environment and economics of the Park and identify challenges to those improvements. Your input will help the Park become a one-of-a-kind environmental and educational destination on the Gulf Coast.
 
The Open House is the best way to add your input to the master planning process. The Open House will include interactive stations about improving the Park's ecosystems, enhancing the local economy, and expanding activities and education opportunities. There will be brief five-minute introductions to the Master Planning Process by the Design Team every 30 minutes beginning at 4:00 PM.
 
Please join us for this interactive and informative Master Plan Open House! Also, share this invitation with your community. We want input from everyone on the future of Gulf State Park.
 
To learn more about the Gulf State Park Project, please visit Gulf State Park Project to find general information about the Project. 
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The art of glass blowing at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach Alabama.
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An Orange Beach City School System opens the door for special things in Orange Beach. World Class Academic Achievement within a 21st century learning environment will help attract world class health care doctors and their families. It will provide the ability to build a world class hospital and research campus. Our students will have a reason to return to Orange Beach to live and start their families. Our quality of life will soar with young leaders locating to our city to make life better here now and for years to come. We will have our schools, our expectations, our curriculum, our discipline, our support. Local control by a local school board.
It is exciting of what will be achieved by a small city on the Gulf Coast who simply puts our kids future in front of everything. GET EXCITED!!! Few cities have the opportunity that we have on September 23. VOTE YES and let the excitement begin...
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Scarecrow Festival
Sat., Oct. 17
3-6 p.m.
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach grounds
26389 Canal Road Orange Beach, Ala.
The festival will feature make your own scarecrow materials for families and businesses with awards given in several categories, a children's activity area, face painting, a dunking booth, clay and glass artist demonstrations, live music and more.
For more information, or to register for a scarecrow, visit CoastalArtsCenter.com. For questions, call 251-981-ARTS (2787).
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The Foley Beach Express bridge is CLOSED for the day until further notice. A barge struck the bridge piling barricade in the early morning hours and possibly could have damaged the structure. We want to make sure that everybody stays safe until the engineers are able to assess the damage.
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Join us for a great moment in the short history of the City of Orange Beach.
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Please plan to attend the Town Hall meeting at the Orange Beach Event Center at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday 9/9/14 to discuss traffic issues and solutions in Orange Beach. See article in the attached link:
The unveiling of proposed transportation improvements on Canal Road at a town hall meeting Tuesday will serve a springboard for talks on preserving quality of life in the city.
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  • City of Orange Beach
    City Council Place 3, 2012 - present
  • J Devine Company
    Owner, 2006 - present
  • Alabama Power Company
    Various, 1974 - 2005
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Bessemer, AL - Tuscaloosa, AL Fayette, AL Montevallo. AL Reform, AL Jasper, AL Birmingham, AL Hiawassee, GA
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I am from Bessemer, AL Attended Raimund Elemntary, Greenwood Junior High, and McAdory High School. I received a BSEE from the University of Alabama inTuscaloosa. My parents were James Franklin Johnson and Janie Maureen Elam from Heiberger, AL I am married to Yolana Devine from Bay Minette, AL. I have one son, Bradley. Bradley is married to Kimberlee Wettlaufer from Tennessee. They live in Birmingham. I live in Orange Beach, AL and Hiawassee, GA. I worked for Alabama Power for 32 years. Yolanda and I own J Devine Company.
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  • University of Alabama
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