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Florence City Council - William (Dick) Jordan

District 2 (Click Here for City of Florence District Map)
William (Dick) Jordan

District 2 Telephone (256) 760-6402

Dick Jordan was elected to the Florence City Commission in 1979 and was reelected in 1982.  When the form of government changed to Mayor/Council in August, 1984, he was elected to District 2 of the Florence City Council to serve a four-year term.  He was reelected again in 1992 and 1996, serving as President Pro Tempore each time.  In the 2000 election Dick was reelected and chosen to serve as Council President.

On March 15, 2001, as Council President, he assumed the Office of Mayor due to the death of Mayor Eddie Frost.

During Dick's years on the City Council, eight new residential neighborhoods and most of the downtown business district have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  These include 337 structures and homes.  The Florence Harbor was redeveloped and the Downtown Streetscape was completed. 

Dick laid the groundwork and followed through with constructing the new Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, which opened December 10, 2002.  It was a vision of Dick's and he made it his goal to insure that Florence had the most up-to-date library in North Alabama.

As Mayor, Dick was actively involved with the other mayors and county officials in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties to bring unity in developing economic growth.  They have negotiated with the Retirement Systems of Alabama to develop a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course and a major four star hotel in the Shoals area.  This project has led to other joint projects that will greatly benefit our communities.

Dick was reelected to the City Council for District 2 in August 2008.



B.S. Degree - Business Administration - Auburn University, 1966  Graduate - Coffee High School, 1962



Born March 1, 1944

Independent Insurance Agent for 36 years with M.J. Carter Insurance Company, Inc.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES:        Chairman, Finance/Administration; Member, Utilities and Planning/Building, Chairman, Wayfinding Ad Hoc Committee


MEMBERSHIPS:            Shoals Area Chamber of Commerce

Florence Exchange Club

Auburn Alumni Association

Historic Preservation Society, Inc.

Friends of the Library

Downtown Florence Unlimited


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