Meet Your City Council

The Daphne City Council is comprised of seven council members elected by districts as show in the City Council District Map. To view an interactive map and determine your Council District, click here.

For more information on City of Daphne Boards & Committees with liaisons and contact information please visit this link.


Council President , District 3 - Joel Coleman | 251-263-1042

Joel Coleman moved to Daphne shortly after graduating from college in 1988. He received a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He and his wife of fifteen years, Angel, have two beautiful daughters, Emma, who attends W.J. Carroll, and Chloe, Daphne Middle School.  Councilman Coleman enjoys sports, music, grilling, hiking and traveling.  He is currently employed by DR Horton, Inc. as the Entitlements Manager.


District 1 - Tommie Conaway | 251-379-7057

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.


District 2 - Steve Olen | 251-327-1002

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.


District 4 - Doug Goodlin | 251-776-3855

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.


District 5 - Ron Scott | 251-604-3607

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.


District 6 - Benjamin Hughes | 251-545-7460

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.  


Pro Tem, District 7 - Angie Phillips | 251-263-1066

Angie Phillips represents District 7. She has been a resident of Daphne since 2005. She was born and raised in Mobile, worked her way through college and earned a BS in Secondary Education from the University of South Alabama. After college, Phillips continued employment as an office manager and eventually opened a home-based accounting business. She worked in this capacity while raising her children and volunteering in schools and the community. In 2013, Phillips was hired as the City of Daphne’s revenue officer, a position that provided her insight into city government. Ultimately, she went to work for Spanish Fort High School, where she taught for several years and presently serves as curriculum leader. She has been married to Paul Phillips since 1993, and they have two children, Meredith and Brady. Phillips is honored to have been twice appointed to the District 7 seat and to now serve as an elected member of the council.