Mr. Ricky Harcrow was elected to serve as President of the DeKalb County Commission on November 2nd, 2010.

 Mr. Harcrow was born on January 28, 1951 to Mr. Jack Harcrow and Zelma Tumlin Harcrow of Rainsville, Alabama.  This community has been the home of their families for over 125 years.  He is a graduate of Plainview High School at Rainsville, Alabama and attended Northeast State Community College and Jacksonville State University majoring in Business Administration.


Mr. Harcrow is married to the former Susan Elizabeth Rosser of Birmingham and has two children - Sarah Elizabeth who is a graduate of Wallace State University and is a Dental Hygienist and Jackson who is a student at Henagar  High School.  Mr. Harcrow has been employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the Fossil and Hydro Division and Nuclear Division for more than 25 years.  He has also served as a local Pastor for more than 32 consecutive years in DeKalb and Marshall Counties.  He has been in municipal and county government since 1986 having served as Mayor and County Commissioner.  He was also Executive Director of the DeKalb County Tourist Association, received the State Farmers Degree in Agriculture in 1968 and served on the board of directors of Hospice of North Alabama.

In 1987 was chosen as an "Outstanding Young Man of America" for his Outstanding Professional Achievement, Superior Leadership Ability and Exceptional Service to the Community.  He has served, since 1989, on the Board of Directors of TARCOG which helps City and County Governments with programs that benefit various groups in every community.  The ACCA also has chosen him to sit on the steering committee of their Legislative Council for Environmental Concerns, which is made of Mr. Harcrow and other commissioners from around the state. His chief concerns are that county governments help provide the infrastructure for business and industry that the revenue base may be able to expand to provide necessary incentives to create jobs to giver our young people greater opportunities at home should they choose to remain in this area.

 


Mr. Nix was born March 22, 1936 to Ruben and Jessie Nix and has been a resident of Dekalb County his whole life. He has been married to his wife, Patsy Gamel Nix for fifty years. They have one daughter, Susan Nix Green, who is an Accredited Records Technician at Stringfellow Hospital in Anniston. Mr. and Mrs. Nix also have one granddaughter, Leah (Gator) Green, who is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, in Jacksonville, AL. (pictured right)

Mr. Nix is very active in his community, and is a member of the Dekalb County Democratic Club, and an active member of Blechers Cap First Congregational Methodist Church. Nix previously once sang bass for The Singing Crusaders Quartet for many years. He is a past member and organizer of the Crossville Rescue Squad, and has been active in his community's little league baseball. His favorite past times are fishing and riding four-wheelers with his granddaughter. Nix is a 1955 graduate of Crossville High School, and has completed study at Auburn Governmental Affairs. Mr. Nix has been involved in county government since 1955.

Past and Present Activities:
* Re-elected Dekalb County Commissioner - District II on November 4, 2008.
* Elected Dekalb County Commissioner - District II on November 5, 2002.
* Appointed Dekalb County Commissioner - District II in March of 2001 by Governor Don Siegelman.
* Retired from the Dekalb County Road Department in 1991.
* Superintendent of the Dekalb County Road Department from 1979 to 1991.
* Foreman District I - Dekalb County Road Department from 1975 to 1979.
* Heavy Equipment Operator from 1955 to 1975, Dekalb County and Alabama Highway Department, when under captive county.
Dewitt Jackson, DeKalb County Commissioner - District #4, has been a resident of DeKalb County all his life.  He lives on, and operates the family farm on which he grew up on.  It was there,  growing up on the farm that his parents taught him the most valuable things in life - to be responsible, to work hard, to take pride in what you do, to have respect, to be trustworthy and to treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Mr. Jackson graduated from Sylvania High School in 1972, and met his wife, Rhonda Fullbright Jackson from Sunbright, Tennessee  in 1973 and were married in 1975. They have two boys - Heath and Tyler.

Mr. Jackson states, "Now it has come the time in my life where our kids are grown and I want to do my part to ensure the good quality in life for our children, grandchildren and all the people in DeKalb County.   I am very honored to serve the people of DeKalb County.  My promise has always been to do my very best, to work hard at county, state and federal levels to obtain funding that is essential to all the needs in DeKalb County. We have a beautiful county, on that we are al very proud of.  May we all work together to continue to improve the quality of life for our future generations."

"If you are from out of town, come visit!  We will treat you so many ways that you'll have to like one of them."




Dewitt Jackson
192 County Road 294
Sylvania, AL 35988-2315
256.638.6268

Mr. Jerome Tinker was sworn in on May 19th, 2011 as Commissioner of District 1.
Mr. Chris Kuykendall was elected to serve as the Commissioner of District 3 on November 2nd, 2010.
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