The Columbiana City Council is a five member council, elected by Ward (district). The Mayor is a voting member of the Council and is the presiding officer of the council. The mayor pro tempore, elected by the council, serves in the absence of the Mayor and in the event that the Mayor is unable to perform the duties of the office. The City Council serves as the legislative branch of city government and is responsible for the finances and laws (ordinances) of the city.
The following City Council members took office on November 7, 2016 and will serve a four year term, ending in November of 2020.
Leslie Whiting-Council member Whiting is serving his third term on the City Council. Mr. Whiting served as Council member from 2000-2004 and 2012-2016. Mr. Whiting is employed by the U.S. Post Office.
Barbara Moore-Council member Moore is serving her second term on the City Council. Mrs. Moore served as Council member from 2012-2016. Mrs. Moore is retired from the State of Alabama.
Ricky Ruston-Council member Ruston is serving his second term on the City Council. Mr. Ruston served as Council member from 2012-2016. Mr. Ruston is employed by BBVA Compass Bank.
Kim King-Council member King is serving her first term on the City Council. Mrs. King served as Council member from 2012-2016. Mrs. King is employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.
Ouida Mayfield-Council member Mayfied is serving her fifth term on the City Council. Mrs. Mayfield was elected in 2000 and has served since that time. Mrs. Mayfield serves as the Mayor Pro Tempore. She is a retired educator and administrator from the Shelby County School system.