Mayor: Tony Kennon
Tony Kennon was elected Mayor of the City of Orange Beach on August 26, 2008. He has 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.
Place One: Annette Mitchell
Annette Mitchell was appointed to the City Council in August of 2014 and is currently Mayor Pro-Tem. Since 2009, she has served on the Finance Committee, the Planning Commission, the Gulf Coast Healthcare Authority and the Business Advisory Board. Mitchell is an active community volunteer, also serving on the boards of the Orange Beach Garden Club and Sirens of the Sea Mardi Gras Krewe. Raised and educated in the Midwest, Mitchell relocated to Orange Beach following a 25-year automotive industry career. Recently widowed, Annette has resided in Orange Beach since 2000 and is her mother's primary caregiver.
Place Two: Jeff Boyd
Jeff Boyd was elected to the City Council in August 2012. He chairs the Orange Beach Medical Authority and serves as a member of the Islands of Perdido Foundation. In additional to his role as City of Orange Beach Councilman, Jeff is employed by STERIS Corporation as an Infectious Control Specialist. He has chaired and serves on many boards including the Hope Foundation, Field Advisory Committee for STERIS Corporation and many others. As a graduate of Mississippi College, Councilman Boyd earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. He is married to Kay and they have three children Camden, Cade and Carson.
Place Three: Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson was elected to the City Council in August 2012. He serves on the City of Orange Beach Telecommunications and Technology Committee, the Government Legislative Committee, the Jack Edwards National Airport Authority Board of Directors, the Florida/Alabama Transportation Planning Organization Board of Directors, the Baldwin County Salvation Army Advisory Council, and the City of Orange Beach Health Care Authority Board of Directors. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a native of Bessemer, Alabama and has been a resident of Orange Beach for 17 years. Mr. Johnson retired from Alabama Power Company in 2005. He is married to Yolanda Devine from White House Fork. Jerry has one son, Bradley, who is married to Kim Wettlaufer, and they have two sons, Jacob and Cameron.
Place Four: Jeff Silvers
Jeff Silvers was elected to the City Council in August 2004 and is currently serving in his fourth term on the City Council. He has served on the Planning Commission, Variance Board and is currently serving on the Volunteer Fire Board and the Sports Association Board. He is a graduate of Foley High School and is the Sales Manager of Swift Supply in Orange Beach. Mr. Silvers is married to RaeAnn and they have two sons, Brandon and Chase. Brandon, attends Troy University and is the Quarterback of the Trojans Football Team. Chase, attends Gulf Shores High School. As an avid outdoorsman, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Silvers who are residing part-time in the mountains of Idaho.
Place Five: Joni Blalock-Costo
Joni Blalock-Costo was elected in August 2004 and is currently serving in her fourth term on the City Council. In addition to serving on the Council she is a board member for the Gulf Coast Health Care Authority and the Orange Beach Public Library. She is also a trustee for the Islands of Perdido Foundation. She spent the first 20 years of her professional life working in various social work, mental health, and counseling positions after receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from The University of Alabama. In addition to serving on the Orange Beach Council, Ms. Blalock-Costo is the Group Sales Manager with Perdido Beach Resort. She is married to Henry. Joni is the proud parent of Britney, Lindsay and Bernard and has a grandson Royce.
Jerry Johnson, Joni Blalock-Costo, Chairman Pro-tem Annette Mitchell, Jeff Boyd
Mayor Tony Kennon