Russell County Commissioner
District 1 in Russell County encompasses the Northern most area and a large part of Phenix City Ala. The district borders Lee County, the Chattahoochee River and Districts 3 and 4. Flush with welcoming residential neighborhoods, North Phenix City is the home of Idle Hour Park, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, the Lakewood Golf Course, Silver Lake Park and the Doris Weaver Girls Club. The City of Phenix City has extended 5th Avenue for access to the hospital and easy rush hour travel to the city’s north side. Exit and entrance ramps from Highway 80 East and West onto the 5th Avenue Extension have been constructed, offering residents and visitors another entrance into the city, an effortless drive to medical and commercial services and a quicker trip home. District 1 proudly boasts of the most active electorate in the seven-district county.
District 2 in Russell County includes the unincorporated community of Ladonia, a small portion of Highway 80W within Phenix City and part of the Phenix City Police Jurisdiction. District 2 has seen tremendous growth in the last several years. Commerce has blossomed with major shopping centers, while small hometown businesses continue to flourish. Developers look to Ladonia to build pristine subdivisions complimented by the beautiful rural settings the area has to offer. On Highway 80 West just beyond Ladonia in District 6, is the East Alabama Motor Speedway. Russell County Schools has Ladonia Elementary in the center of the area and the Ladonia Sports Complex/Walking Trail is located behind the school. Plans are in line for more commercial investments in the area. On the corner of Woodland Drive and Hwy. 80E is a landmark barbecue restaurant in Ladonia, featured in Alabama tourism guides as one of the 100 places to eat in Alabama. The 13th Street Barbecue offers its famous Pork Chop Sandwich among many fine local dishes for lunch and supper.
District 3 in Russell County borders northern most at the Lee County line and includes the vital, flourishing commercial region of Phenix City on Highways 280 and 431. Within the heart of the district is Fort Jabe Brassell, home of the Alabama National Guard’s Battery C 3rd Battalion 117th Field Artillery and Detachment 1 900th Maintenance Company. Both divisions have served at home and abroad during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the nation’s ongoing war on terrorism. As Phenix City and Russell County continue to grow, District 3 provides the transportation infrastructure necessary for commerce today, while ensuring continual development for tomorrow.
District 4 in Russell County includes central and southern Phenix City. The city has launched an extensive redevelopment plan, projected for completion within the next three to five years. The Phenix City RiverWalk will be extended from the 14th Street Bridge to Idle Hour Park in north Phenix City, Russell County District 1. Development along the Riverfront now includes a Marriott Hotel and a Troy State University campus. Working with Columbus, Ga., and the Army Corps of Engineers, Phenix City is the place to be for white water rafting. “Put ins” for challenging rides on the “Hooch” are on the Phenix City side of the Chattahoochee River’s beautiful shores.
The Phenix City Amphitheater holds concerts and events all year long.
Each February, Commissioner Reed celebrates Black History Month with citizens in Russell County who have contributed to the quality of life in Russell County. In December, through generous sponsorship, Commissioner Reed has a Christmas Party for local children; complete with with food, gifts and bicycles.
District 5 in Russell County borders the Chattahoochee River to the east and Districts 4, 6 and 7 in the north,west and south. District 5 contains the unincorporated communities of Fort Mitchell, Uchee and part of the City of Phenix City. The area is one of the fastest developing districts in the county and the state. New homes and subdivisions have been built throughout the area with a recent concentration in Fort Mitchell, as Russell County prepares for growth and welcomes advanced development. Chattahoochee Valley Community College is located in District 5. Fort Mitchell is the site of a national cemetery and often referred to as the “Arlington of the South.” District 5 is home to our military forces at Fort Benning and the West Gate Entrance to the base in Alabama and Georgia.
District 6 in Russell County includes the unincorporated communities of Seale, Dixie and Crawford; bordering Lee County to the north and Russell County Districts 2, 4, 5 and 7. Russell County Commissioner Chance Corbett is actively involved in his district bringing his experience as a life-long resident of Russell County to the table. County-wide projects, as well as pertinant district concerns are addressed and brought to solution.
Commissioner Corbett has also begun the Citizen’s Academy, available to Russell County residents interested in the workings of county government, the services available and the responsibilities of the various departments providing those services within the county.
District 7 is the largest geographic area in Russell County stretching from District 6 to the north, bordering District 5 in the east and neighboring Barbour, Macon and Bullock Counties to the south and west. Within District 7 are the Town of Hurtsboro and the communities of Seale, Pittsview, Hatchechubbee, Twin Springs and Cottonton.
The Russell County Sports Complex is actively holding league play for about 400 athletes between the ages of 3-12. The multi-purpose field, built in 2013-2014, can support both softball and baseball to age 16.