Feb. 16, 2017–Mayor Sandy Stimpson Mayor / City of Mobile

For over forty years, Sandy Stimpson has dedicated his life to leading and serving others focusing his efforts on the pillars of faith, family, and education. His successful career in the private sector and his decades of experience serving on countless boards laid the foundation for him to serve as the 108th Mayor of Mobile, Alabama.
Sandy’s mission is for Mobile to become the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2020. His visionary goal, known as “One Mobile,” has empowered every person to have a voice. A culture of transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency is being cultivated at City Hall, allowing each stakeholder to invest in the advancement of Mobile. During his short time in office, the Mayor has worked hard to address issues of public safety, fiscal responsibility, downtown revitalization, and blight eradication.
Upon graduating from the University of Alabama in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Sandy returned to his hometown of Mobile, and 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 its Executive Vice President.
Sandy’s mark on Mobile is 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.
Sandy’s business and civic endeavors are numerous and varied. 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.
Sandy and his wife Jean have been married since 1975 and have four grown, married children and ten grandchildren. They are longtime, active members of Ashland Place United Methodist Church.