Tony Kennon was elected Mayor of the City of Orange Beach on August 26, 2008. He had previously served on the Orange Beach Planning Commission and the City Council. Mayor Kennon, a native of Chickasaw, Alabama in Mobile County has been coming to Orange Beach since the 1960s. Mayor Kennon is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Physical Therapy and past owner of Forever Young Rehabilitation Services, now known as Encore Rehabilitation. The Mayor continues to work as a rehabilitation consultant and has a company that restores classic American muscle cars. He is married to Paula, a graduate of Huntingdon College and University of Alabama School of Law. They have two children, Bailey and Zane.