Tommie Conaway represents District 1 and has been a resident of Daphne since 1975. She received a BS and M. Ed in Elementary Education from Alabama State University in Montgomery. Administrative Certification (N-12) was obtained from the University of Mobile. Councilwoman Conaway has served Baldwin County as an educator for 34 years. She taught 13 years in the classroom and 21 years as principal at Foley Middle, Daphne Intermediate and Daphne East. Councilwoman Conaway retired in 2009. She serves on various boards and committees in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, shopping and spending time with her grandsons. She is married to Francis B. Conaway. They have two daughters, Tiffany N. Conaway (deceased) and Leah Conaway (Dominic) Washington. She is the grandmother of Brock and Beau Washington. Councilwoman Conaway is committed to serve the people in Daphne, especially District 1.
Steve Olen, representing District 2, has been a resident of Daphne since 2010. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Cumberland School of Law, and has been an attorney for over 40 years. He is married to Sharon Olen, and they have three grown children and four grandchildren.
New Council member Joel Coleman moved to Daphne shortly after graduation from college in 1988. He received a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He and his wife of ten years, Angel, have two beautiful daughters, Emma (8) and Chloe (6), who both attend Daphne Elementary School. Councilman Coleman enjoys sports, music, grilling, hiking and being the best husband, father, Councilman, basketball coach and Children's Godly Play assistant that I can be. He is currently employed by DR Horton, Inc. as the Land Development Project Manager for the Northern Gulf Coast.
Doug Goodlin represents District 4 and has been a resident of Daphne since July 2010 when he retired from 26 years active duty with the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy where he earned his BS degree in International Relations. After flight school, he was chosen to fly the HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant rescue helicopter at RAF Woodbridge, United Kingdom. Following his time in Europe, he moved to Hurlburt Field, FL in the 20th Special Operations Squadron where he saw action during Operations Desert Shield and Storm. His final tour of duty was to Maxwell AFB in Montgomery where he was the Director of Operations of CAP-USAF before volunteering for a one year tour to Iraq as an Air Advisor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired in 2010 and began working as an AF JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Daphne High school. He is married to Mary Eisenmann Goodlin and they have four grown children. He enjoys woodworking, golf, camping, kayaking and bicycling. He is excited to be working for District 4.
Councilman Ron Scott has represented District 5 since October 2004. Originally from Decatur, Georgia, he is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science. Councilman Scott and his wife Linda (who is a talented local artist) moved to Daphne from Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2003, and they have operated Scott and Associates (promotional products distributors) since 1994. Councilman Scott spent eight years as a member of the Daphne Utility Board and has been chairman of various council committees. He currently is the Council representative on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Daphne Planning Commission. Councilman Scott is proud of the financial improvement Daphne has made over the last 12 years.
Benjamin Hughes represents District 6, and is a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore. Benjamin has served in Public Safety since 2005, and is a flight nurse with a local air medical transport helicopter providing life-saving service to residents of the Gulf Coast. He is a 2007 graduate of Central Christian School, and completed Coastal Alabama Community College’s paramedic program in 2009 and the nursing program in 2013. Councilman Hughes has a very knowledgeable background in fire-rescue, EMS and healthcare. During his career, he has received multiple awards and commendations and also co-authored the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Interfacility Transfer Paramedic Course. Benjamin also works in his family’s business, Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, located in Daphne. Hughes Funeral Home has served the residents of Daphne and the surrounding area since 2005. Benjamin is married to his wife Bethany and together they have one daughter named Emmie. Benjamin and his family attend and are active members of City Hope Church in Daphne. Councilman Hughes serves as the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, and is the city council liaison for the Recreation Board.