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Ingram announces candidacy for mayor


Danny Ingram announces his candidacy for mayor of the City of Tallassee. Danny is employed by Madix Store Fixtures Inc. as a senior manufacturing lead for Inventory Control – raw metal division. His wife Joyce recently retired after 25 years as a third grade teacher at Tallassee Elementary School.  Danny and Joyce have been happily married for almost 45 years and are the proud parents of daughters, Danielle and Deanna; both of whom graduated from Tallassee City Schools.  Danny served his community on the Tallassee City Schools Board of Education for 16 years during which time he served as a board member, vice president, and president of the board.  During those 16 years many improvements were made to all of the system’s facilities.  He served under three different superintendents as well as with several different board members, always showing a willingness to work with them and to lead them when needed.

Danny coached youth league sports in Tallassee for a number of years and is still close to many of the kids who played for him.  He always tried to set an example of sportsmanship, discipline, and working hard to be successful.  Having lost his father when he was 12 years old, Danny truly loves and appreciates the men who mentored him after the death of his father.  Danny wanted to pass on the lessons that he learned from these fine men.  Several of his former players encouraged Danny to run for mayor.

Throughout the years Danny volunteered or was named to serve on several boards and organizations.  He was a member of the Commission 2000; which developed the 50 year plan for residential growth, infrastructure needs, and economic growth of Elmore County.  He was a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and the National Cancer Society.  He is a past member of the Alabama Rural Water Association, American Water Works Association and the Association of Water Professionals.

He has an abundance of knowledge and experience in the installation and management of utility systems.  He has managed waters systems and headed up construction of water tanks, filter plants, and distribution systems.  He has done project management for utility construction ranging from $70,000 to over $30,000,000.  Danny has done survey work for and helped write CDBG, EDA, and ARC grants.  He has mapping experience, performed inspections, done as built drawings, and disinfection of water tanks and water lines.  He has worked with numerous economic development agencies, county commissions, boards, engineering firms, and the general public.  He always maintained a professional, cordial relationship with each.  He has developed 25 year master plans and yearly operational budgets.  Danny plans to restore the strong working relationship that Tallassee had for years with the Industrial Development Board and the Elmore County Economic Development Board.