District 7

Council President Pro Tempore
Ben Reed is Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He is currently serving his sixth term on the city council, those terms being from 1994 to 1998, 2002 to 2006, 2006 to 2010, 2010 to 2014, 2014 to 2018, and 2018 to 2022. He received the designation of Emeritus Certified Municipal Official, is a National League of Cities CED Committee member, was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Honor 2004, and is a member of the Patriots Board.


  • Retired from National Security Insurance Company


  • United States Navy

Biographical Information

  • Wife - Barbara (Owen) Reed
  • Two sons - Ben Reed II, San Antonio, TX - Scott Reed, Birmingham, AL
  • Five grandsons - Adam, Lance, Chad, Benjamin, Daniel


Alabama City Historical Association (Board Member and Past President)
Etowah Historical Society (Past President)
Gadsden Etowah Patriots Association Member - Hall of Honor Member
Gadsden Water Board
National Rifle Association
Noccalula Improvement Association
Oddfellows - Apollo 151 (Past Grand)
Salvation Army Advisory Board
Smeltzer Center 310 Board
Sons of American Revolution (President)
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion Post No. 5

Past Affiliations

Alabama City Lions Club 
Etowah Community Services Board  
H.O.P.E. Board Member 

Councilman Reed