About Lincoln - The City
Lincoln is a fast growing city located in the east central area of Alabama. We pride ourselves as an innovative and dynamic municipality striving to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. The city is located on Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 78 and Alabama Highway 77 with Logan Martin Lake bordering to the West. As for our city's population, as our Mayor likes to say "... when we go to bed at night it is 6,300 and when we wake the next morning, we have 15,000 when every one heads to work." During the two race weeks, we boast over 150,000!
The city prides itself on diversity. We have five council districts of which two are held by minorities and three of the five districts have female representation. The city has had two minority police chiefs and currently has a minority court clerk/magistrate. Women have always played a significant role in our city government. The first woman was elected to the council in 1928. Since 1972 at least one woman has been on every council and in 2004 the majority of the council members were women. On May 5, 2014 Councilwoman Sadie Britt of Lincoln was elected by her municipal colleagues to serve as Vice President of the Alabama League of Municipalities for 2014-2015. She was elected and took office during the League's annual convention, which was held in Mobile May 3-6, 2014. League Executive Director Ken Smith commented that he looks forward to working with Councilwoman Britt over the next year. "Sadie has been actively involved with the League for many years," Smith said. "She has served on a number of League committees, including Chair of our Legislative Committee, and her municipal knowledge and leadership skills have been an asset to our organization. She will serve us well as Vice President."
Continuing Education is important to our Council and Mayor. Three of the present five council members and the mayor have obtained advanced certification as elected officials. The council and mayor attend programs that improve their ability to manage the city. In 2015 Councilwoman, Sadie Britt became the first African American female president of the Alabama League of Municipalities since its inception in 1935. The council members and mayor have attended National League of Cities and other municipal conferences to improve their ability to govern the city. The city is a member of the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission as well as the Talladega County Economic Development Authority.
The city was instrumental in recruiting Honda Manufacturing of Alabama to our fine city. The city prepared the legislation creating the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at its inception. Lincoln is home to the exclusive Lincoln Harbor on Logan Martin, a 900 unit lakeside residential development. With our many new subdivisions, there are housing styles to meet any market demand.