Elected to City Council: 2012
Liaison for: Parks Department
Committee Membership: Finance Committee
Councilman Dowdy lives in New Hope with his wife, Jennifer Dowdy and young child Landan Dowdy, age 10. He has worked for the City of Huntsville for the past 8 years. On the Council he serves as the City Park liaison and a member of the Finance Committee. He has always had an eager mind to be involved in the municipal government. He passionately expresses his opinions on issues for the city’s finances in each department. He continuously strives to seek new information on how to better his hometown. Councilman Dowdy attends and is a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoys camping and boating at Lake Guntersville and also practicing baseball with his son and teammates at New Hope City Park. Councilman Dowdy has a strong passion for his little hometown and would love to continue to see the city grow into its promises of New Passion…New Pride…New Hope.
Appointed to the City Council: 2010
Elected to the City Council in 2012
Liaison for: Police Department
Committee Membership: Personnel Committee
Councilwoman Kay Manley lives in the New Hope with her wonderful husband, Gerry Manley, and has been married for 34 years. She has worked for Sanmina for 20 years as a Purchasing Buyer for the plant in Huntsville. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family no matter what they do. She is a volunteer fire fighter for the City of New Hope and also serves her community as an EMT, Emergency Medical Technician. On the Council Key serves as the New Hope Police Department liaison and is a member of the Personnel Committee. She has always been interested in improving her surroundings and is open to a new idea at any time. She loves to attend meetings so she can bring back ideas to help he community grow and enjoys participating in anything that has to do with her home town. She enjoys walks on the beach with family and friends and working in her yard. Her goal is to see New Hope keep growing as it has in the few years she has been on the City Council. As the old saying goes you work together, you pray together, you stay together.
Councilman Billy R. Colburn
Elected to the City Council in 2016
Liaison for: New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, New Hope Senior Center and Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope
I am a lifetime resident of New Hope and a graduate of New Hope High School. I have been married to Janice Talley Colburn for 47 years and have been a member of First Baptist Church of New Hope for over 40 years. I retired from Madison County Commission after 35 years of service and served as a firefighter with the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years.
Being a former volunteer firefighter myself, I know the dedication, devotion and risk that comes with this work. We owe a great debt of gratitude to these men and women that do such a wonderful job and provide us with the peace of mind to know that we are protected no matter the time of day that we have need. My goal is to work with and support the Fire Chief and all volunteer members so that we may continue to grow and expand the professional ability of our great department.
The New Hope Senior Center is an invaluable asset to our seniors. The sense of community and togetherness that is provided through this facility and its staff is a great source of comfort to those who are looking to build friendships and provide support through outings, games or lunch activities. I look forward to providing as much assistance as possible through city resources to continue this great work.
Our Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library continues to be a staple of our community. The library has grown in both size and available resources and words cannot describe how its presence has impacted the citizens of our city. The library also provides a sense of community while helping to provide education resources to those who might not otherwise have access to. As the liaison for the library I will continue to work with those leaders to see that this wonderful resource is supported as much as possible.
It is both an honor and privilege to serve as a council member for this wonderful city that so many of us call home. If ever I can be of assistance, or if you might have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
Councilman Roger W. Walling
Elected to City Council: 2016
Liaison for: Street Department
Committee Membership: Finance Committee
Roger Walling is a graduate of New Hope High School and a resident of New Hope, Alabama. He and his wife Jennifer have two children, Zackary and Zoie. Councilman Walling has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering and is currently employed with the United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). On the council, he serves as the Street Department liaison and as a member of the finance committee. Councilman Walling served over six years in the United States Navy in support of the Persian Gulf War and has over fifteen years’ experience as an Engineer/Program Manager with the U.S. Army RDECOM. He also serves on the staff at Redemption Church where he and his family attend. He has a heart to help others and looks forward to serving the community of New Hope. Councilman Walling enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and coaching his daughter’s softball team. He also enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. Councilman Walling has dedicated his life to serve others and looks forward to serving with the current mayor and council members to work towards continuous improvement in the City of New Hope.