The City of Mobile’s 108th mayor, Sandy Stimpson cast a bold vision to make Mobile the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2020.
Driven by a desire to affect positive change in the lives of each citizen, Mayor Stimpson has proven the greatest level of success is achieved when everyone has a seat at the table. Stimpson’s four decades of experience in the private sector and extensive community service provide a solid foundation for the type of practical change he has generated in just one term. Mayor Stimpson has ushered in a new culture at City Hall, emphasizing a commitment to transparency, effectiveness and efficiency.
Mayor Stimpson and his wife, Jean
Prior to becoming Mayor, Stimpson’s mark on Mobile was most evident in his selfless and passionate dedication to improving education and equipping children with the life skills they need to succeed. He has been the chairman and a long serving board member of both UMS-Wright Preparatory School and Prichard Preparatory School. He is a member of the University of Alabama’s President’s Cabinet and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of South Alabama.
Additionally, he has served on the board of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Alabama Wildlife Federation, Governor’s Conservation Advisory Board, Partners for Environmental Progress, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chair in 2009, the Business Council of Alabama, where he served as chair in 2010.
Stimpson graduated from the University of Alabama in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Upon graduating, Stimpson began a nearly 40-year career in his family’s lumber manufacturing business. Starting at an early age, he worked his way up through virtually every position in the family business including serving as its CFO and ultimately it’s Executive Vice President.
Sandy and his wife Jean have been married since 1975 and have four grown, married children and 11 grandchildren. They are longtime, active members of Ashland Place United Methodist Church.