Mount announces bid for council seat

Published 1:07 am Friday, July 8, 2016

Kennith Mount has announced his candidacy for reelection to the Andalusia City Council in District 2.

Mount has been a resident of Andalusia since the early 1970s. He taught agriscience for 37 years, 31 of which he spent at Andalusia High School.

He also has owned a business and maintained a livestock and row crop farm for a number of years in Andalusia.

“We have accomplished so much and despite the presence of a few disappointments, we have faced and overcome tough issues that haven’t been addressed for many years,” Mount said.

“The current administration has focused on economic improvements through community development with an emphasis on quality of life as a way of attracting business and new residents,” he said. “These enhancements include infrastructure and beautification improvements. This has not only enhanced the city, but provided much needed efficiencies in the way Andalusia does business.

“As a resident of Andalusia, we should always be ambassadors of our city,” he said. “No matter the challenges, it is up to us to recruit new businesses and new residents to live in our city because of all we have to offer. We should be a positive force about the problems that exist and work for a solution.

“We have been very fortunate to have been able to make improvements that show the pride that Andalusia residents have in our city. I have always been taught that you dress up to go to a job interview or to sell a product and that’s exactly what we have to continue to do with every visitor and every potential business. We have to sell ourselves, so we have to continue to put our best foot forward.

“Our accomplishments are a direct result of the tremendous team that is in place at the City of Andalusia, along with the Chamber of Commerce, numerous civic groups, churches, volunteers and of course, our residents,’ he said. “It is important to remember that we are not finished. The development of a community is a continual process, and I look forward to being a part of making our city even greater.”

Mount has two children, Scot Mount of Auburn and Katie Kirby of Mobile, and four grandchildren. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia.