|Commissioner Earl Reeves took office as County Commissioner of District 5 on November 16, 2016. Commissioner Reeves previously served on the Elmore County Commission from 1992 through 2012. Earl also served as the first black Chairman of the Commission from November 12, 2008 through November 13, 2012.|
Earl Reeves was born in Coosada in Elmore County and attended Sandtown High School in Millbrook and Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery. He later graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Central Alabama Community College.
Earl’s civic endeavors began at the age of 17 when he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in the last leg of the Selma to Montgomery March. He would go onto be the first African American on the Millbrook Police force, the first black member of the Public Service Commission’s enforcement division and became the Chief within eight years. He was the first African American to serve on the Elmore County Board of Education, and four years later, Earl became Elmore County’s first black Commissioner.
Commissioner Reeves was previously a member of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) and served on seven ACCA committees including the Nominating and Legislative Committees. He was also an active member of the National Association of Counties (NACo).
Reeves is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and earned the Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star for bravery and a Purple Heart. He retired from the military at the rank of corporal in 1969.
Earl Reeves is married to the former Julie M. Chapman, and together they have five children and thirteen grandchildren. He is a member of East Chapel Methodist Church where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
District 5 Subdivisions: Meadowview, Plantation Oaks, River Chase, River Oaks, Weoka Ridge