16048 Highway 216
Brookwood, AL 35444

City Government:  Serving the people of Brookwood

Office of the Mayor

Joe Barger, Mayor



The Mayor is elected by residents of the municipality he or she represents to serve a term of four years, and is considered the Chief Executive Officer of that municipality. The Mayor works with the City Council to provide their city or town with the best possible municipal government. Together they enact ordinances, adopt budgets, and determine municipal policies.

City Hall

The Town of Brookwood was incorporated in 1977 and operated for a time without a town hall, holding town council meetings in the conference room of what was then First Alabama Bank.  In 1986, the first town hall was built next door to town park on Highway 216. It also housed the fire and police departments. Some years later, town hall was partially destroyed by fire but was rebuilt at the same location. With the growth of the town, it was determined that a new town hall was needed. In 2016, Brookwood purchased the old Regions Bank building where the mayor and town council first met. Coming full circle, the building was renamed Brookwood Municipal Complex. It now houses city hall, council chambers and municipal court.

City Council

City Council is the legislative branch of local government. Our council proposes and adopts ordinances and resolutions which govern life within the City of Brookwood. There are 5 seats on the council and each seat is filled with a member who is elected by the citizens of Brookwood during regular municipal elections. Together with the mayor, City Council works to guard the interests of our community.

Place 2: Lee Ann Teat


Lee Ann is a lifelong resident of Brookwood, graduating from Brookwood High School in 1981.  She has served on the Park Board and helped provide relief services to the community after the devastating tornadoes of April 27, 2011.  Lee Ann is a member of Brookwood Methodist Church where she serves as treasurer.  She was married to the late Jackie Teat and is proud mom to Christopher, Ashton, Tanner, and Dustin. Lee Ann is serving her 2nd term as council member.

Place 3:  Suzanne Smith


Known to friends and family as “Bear”, Suzanne has been a member of the Brookwood community all her life. Graduating as a member of the BHS class of 1975, she served the broader West Alabama community as a trauma nurse at DCH Regional Medical Center. She is a member of Fleetwood Baptist Church. Suzanne has 2 sons, Heath, and Brett, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  This is her 1st term as council member.

Place 4:  Mark Stanley

A 1977 graduate of Tuscaloosa High School, Mark attended Columbia Southern University earning a degree in Criminal Justice. He is retired from the U.S. Army.  Mark is married to Tina and together they have 2 children: Chance and Hannah. He is serving his 7th term as council member.

Place 5:  Kenny Herring

Serving his 2nd term on city council, Kenny is a member of the Brookwood High School class of 1986. Kenny has been active in the community since 2006 when he began his tenure as a member of the Park Board. He served on the Board of Directors for Citizen’s Water prior to being elected to council.  Kenny is a deacon and interim praise team leader at Hepzibah Baptist Church. He and his wife, Tammy, have been married for 35 years and share 2 children, Austin, and Brittney. They have one grandson, Lykin who is 7.