Crew seeks reelection to Opp City Council

Published 5:14 pm Friday, July 13, 2012

Mickey Crew has qualified to seek reelection to the Opp City Council in District 3.

Crew said he has always been dedicated to serving the people of Opp, and will campaign for continued improvements to city services and for the betterment of the community.

Jobs are his main goal and he said he has the necessary experience and dedication to succeed.

Crew served as a member of the city planning board prior to being elected to the city council.

He has served as mayor pro tem as well as city treasurer.

Crew described himself as uniquely qualified to be an effective council member and jobs recruiter, having studied and passed the training and tests to become a certified municipal officer and has achieved the advanced certified municipal officer designation by the Alabama League of Municipalities.

He has served as the president of the Opp Chamber of Commerce and is currently a board member.

Additionally, he has worked closely and effectively with the Opp Board of Education, Mizell Memorial Hospital, Lake Jackson State Park and numerous other community events such as OppFest, the annual Christmas parade and the Rattlesnake Rodeo.

Crew said he works hard for the people of District 3, as well as other districts because he feels Opp is a great place to live and work.

He founded Crew Distributing Co. Inc., in 1976, which is a wholesale fuels distributor and operates a retail chain of Super “C” convenience stores located throughout Southeast Alabama and Southwest Georgia.

Crew currently serves as president-elect of the Alabama Oilmen’s Association.

He was born in Dothan and grew up in Columbia, where he graduated from Houston County High School in 1963. Crew attended Troy State University on an athletic scholarship where he lettered in track and football. He received a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing in 1967.

Crew worked for Amoco Oil from 1967 until he moved to Opp in 1976 to work for Morgan Distributing Co., an Amoco Oil distributor until he founded his own business.

He has served on the Troy State University Foundation board and was a two-time president of the Troy University National Alumni Association. Crew was honored as the 1997 TSU Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

Crew said he has been fully involved with community affairs since living in Opp.

He has coached termite and peewee football, little league baseball, was instrumental in beginning the Opp youth league basketball program, and officiated high school basketball games.

During his time in Opp, he served as the president of the South Highlands Elementary School PTA, has been active in the Bobcat Booster Club, is a long-time Rotarian, having served as director and president. He was also awarded the club’s most prestigious honor as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Crew is an active member of the FBC Opp and has served in multiple capacities.

He has been married to Donna Megans Lord Crew for nearly 46 years.

They have two children, Amy and Kevin; and have one granddaughter and another on the way.

“With my history of dedication and willingness to serve, I will be working hard to make our city a better place to live and work,” he said. “I am qualified, capable, experienced and effective for improving our city.”