The City of Lincoln is governed by the Mayor/Council form of government. The Council is made up of five members and the mayor, all serving four year terms.
Lincoln City Council
Ward 1 – Sadie Britt
Ms. Britt, is a retired educator with thirty years as teacher in the Talladega County School System; listed in Who’s Who among America's Teachers . Ms. Britt has served on various civic and community organizations: Lincoln Public Library Board, Lincoln Medical Board, and Red Cross Board. CAA Board, Talladega County Education Foundation Board; member of Pine Grove Baptist Church-serves as Church Clerk; elected as Vice President of the Alabama League of Municipalities for 2014-15; served on various committees for the League. Served as Chair of the Legislative Committee. On May 18, 2015 Ms. Britt was elected by her municipal colleagues to serve as President of the Alabama League of Municipalities for 2015-2016. Ms. Britt is the fourth woman in the League's 80-year history to be elected as League President and is the first African American female to serve as League President.
Ward 2 - Billy Pearson
Mr. Pearson is married To Cee Pearson, he is the father of three Sons; Everett, Lavarrett and Chadrett, three Grandchildren, Braylon, Aniya and Blane. Mr. Pearson is retired from Anniston Army Depot( 33 Years). He is a member of the Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church, serves as Chairman of Deacon Ministry, Church Treasurer and Church School Superintendent. Began tenure with City Of Lincoln, AL in 1986 Serving On The Board Of Adjustment, Since 1988 serves as City of Lincoln Councilmember, Ward #2 to present, serves on the Executive Committee for The (ALM) Alabama League Of Municipalities, serves on the Policy Committee Of The Energy Environment And Natural Resources (EENR) on s State Level and the EENR Steering Committee of the National League Of City, NLC, Serves on the Board Of Lincoln Food Pantry, Serves on the Board for (ROCK) Recreation Outreach Center For Kids, afterschool program.
Ward 3 - Jennie Jones
Jennie Massey Jones is married to Michael P. Jones; they moved their family to Lincoln in 2006. They have 5 children ranging in age from 24 years to 2 years old and a grand daughter who is just a few months younger than their youngest child. Jennie was once employed at Southern Living Magazine, in the Homes and Landscape Departments, but has been a small business owner since 1993, designing New Homes, Remodeling/Renovation Projects and Landscapes all over central Alabama. She is a member of Lincoln Baptist Church where she serves on many committees and the Lincoln Garden Club. She enjoys spending time with the family, piddling with arts and crafts and studying historic architecture.
Ward 4 - Shelly L. Barnhart
On August 5, 2014, Shelly L. Barnhart was appointed to fill the unexpired term of H.H. “Kurt” Kuykendall in Ward 4. Ms. Barnhart has been a resident of Lincoln since 1995. She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2002 and is President-elect of the Talladega County Bar. Her law office is located in the City of Lincoln. She is active in the community and our park and recreation activities.
Ward 5 - Joey Callahan
Harbert Harrison "Kurt" Kuykendall Jr.
Former Ward 4 Council Member
Harbert Harrison "Kurt" Kuykendall Jr., married to Mary (Jones) for 33 years. "Kurt" attended Baker Village High School in Columbus, Ga. After high school he joined the Army and served in Japan. While in the Army he was on the Army boxing team. After serving with the Army, "Kurt" played semi-pro football for the Birmingham City League. When "Kurt" finished playing football he attended watchmakers school and upon graduation, he became well-known for his skills in watch repairs. "Kurt" was also called Chief because he was the first Chief of police in a newly incorporated city, Midfield. When the city had their 50th anniversary, they invited him back to honor him. "Kurt" was the first person to open outdoor showers for the fans of Talladega Superspeedway, this was also the first set of showers anywhere on the NASCAR circuit. "Kurt" retired from US Steel after 33 years of service, he chaired the Eureka Breakfast Club each month in addition to his council duties. He served with Lincoln City Council for 26 years; 1988 to 1992 and 1996 until 2014. Kurt passed on to his maker on July 6, 2014. He will always be remembered for his wonderful dedication and contribution to his city and it's citizens.
Regular City Council meetings are scheduled at 6:00 PM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Citizens and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Citizens are permitted to address the council by requesting to be put on the agenda by contacting the City Clerk's Office by noon the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Business activites concerning the city are best handled with the city departments.
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