Elect Patsy Jones

"Experience

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SCHOLAR

  • Municipal Government Certification (Basic and Advanced)

  • High School Diploma, J. W. Darden High School, Opelika, Alabama, 1969

  • B.S., English/Library Science, Alabama State University, 1972

  • M.E., Secondary Education/English, Alabama State University, 1979

BACKGROUND

Councilwoman Patricia “Patsy” Jones is the youngest of four born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar (Josephine) Jones of Opelika, Alabama. She has been a very active member of Ferguson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Opelika and has served on all levels (local, district, regional) of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the former District Sunday School Superintendent and former teacher of the Youth Sunday School Class of Ferguson Chapel C.M.E. Church. Councilwoman Jones resides in Opelika, Alabama.

  • Retired Educator of 37 years of service, 1974-2011

  • UniServ Director-Alabama Education Association, 1998 - 2011

  • First African-American Female Councilwoman, City of Opelika, Alabama, Elected 1995 – Present and First African American Female President Pro – Tem

  • Longest Reigning Member on the Opelika City Council with the Mayor-Council form of government (7 terms elected – 22 years completed, Installation  Date Jan. 31, 1995)

  • First African-American Female on the Opelika Utilities Board of Director and first African-American Vice Chair of the Opelika Utilities Board

  • Educator - Secondary English, Dadeville High School, Dadeville, Alabama, 1987-1998

  • Educator – Secondary English, Edward Bell High School, Camp Hill, Alabama, 1974-1987

LEADERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Education Association – Life Member 

  • Alabama Education Association – 1974 - Present

  • Alabama Professional Staff Organization – 1998 - 2011

  • Alabama Education Association Board of Directors - Congressional District 3 – 1996 – 1998

CIVIC/POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Lee County Young Leaders Board of Directors – Former Vice Chair

  • Greater Auburn Kiwanis Club (former member)

  • Lee County Alumni Chapter - Alabama State University, Past President

  • Lee County Alliance – Past Secretary

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Silver Member

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Life Member – 48 years

  • Mu Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.– Charter Member

  • National Association of Female Executives - Auburn/Opelika Network

  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators - East Central Alabama Chapter (former member)

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) – Chair - Lee County Unit

  • Lee County Humane Society – (former member) Board of Directors

  • Alabama League of Municipalities – Member

  • National League of Cities – Member

  • Opelika Chambers of Commerce - Member

  • East Alabama Arts Association - Member

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Alabama Democratic Conference Lyndon B. Johnson Political Freedom Award  May 2017

  • American Cancer Society Top Fundraiser Power in Purple Relay for Life of Lee County – April 2017

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha South Eastern Region SHERO Black History Our History Award – February 2017

  • American Cancer Society Top Fundraiser Power in Purple Relay for Life of Lee County – April 2016

  • Certificate of Service Recognition for 20 years presented by the National League of Cities – January 2015

  • Proclamation/Resolution presented by Mayor/Opelika City Council for 20 years

  • of Service-making her the longest reigning City Councilor in the City of Opelika –January 2015

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Dream Achiever Award presented by The Dream Day Foundation – January 2015

  • Community Achievement Among Firsts of Lee County Women presented by Mu Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – January 2015 

  • Phenomenal Women’s Summit Trailblazer Award presented by Bishop Teresa E. Snorton of the 5th Episcopal District of the CME Church – 2013

  • Shining Star Award by Lee County Relay for Life Committee - 2011

  • Bridge Builder Award by Nu Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.-2009

  • Distinguished Women Award Given by Concerned Citizens for Children – 2006

  • Dr. Martin L. King Service Award Given by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity/National Forum for Black Public Administrators-East Alabama Chapter – 2006

  • American Red Cross Hero Award- Lee County, AL -2006

  • Women of Achievement of Girl Scouts Concharty Council - 2004

  • Black History Political Award Given by Ferguson Chapel Church - 2001

  • Opelika Housing Authority Award – In Appreciation for the naming of  W. E. Morton Avenue and Antioch Circles – 2000

  • M. L. Zuber Federated Club Award for Outstanding Leadership  and Dedication to the Opelika Community – 2000

  • Certification of Appreciation by Lewis Cooper Library - 2000

  • Hall of Fame Inductee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. – 1999

  • Mu Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha - M.L. King Meritorious Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Service – 1998

  • Auburn University Dream Maker and Community Leader Award – M. L. King Award – 1998

  • First Female/First African American Female appointed to Board of Commissioners of the Opelika Housing Authority; First as Vice-Chairwoman, 1992-1995

  • Golden Teacher of the Year Award, Governor Jim Folsom, Jr., 1994

  • Alabama State University Alumni Community Service Award - 1993

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1991

  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1991

  • Yearbook Dedication, Dadeville High School, 1991

  • Most Honorable Teacher, Edward Bell High School, 1979, 1981

  • 4-H Leader Service Award

  • Honorary Member of Governor Fob James' Staff for Outstanding Service, 1983

  • Recipient of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Service Awards

  • Key to the City of Phenix City, AL

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