District 4

District Four Council Member


Kent Back is serving in his first term on the City Council.  He chairs the Administration Committee, is Vice Chair of the Education Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee.

Personal
Married to Kimberly Back, kindergarten teacher in the Gadsden City School system.
Two children:  Allen, his wife Celeste, and granddaughter Meredith live in Harlem in New York City; Kirkland Back and her husband Morgan Cunningham live in Gadsden.
Sister, Shenley Inglis, of Jacksonville, AL, and brother, Keith Back, of Gadsden.

Employment History
  • President of Bowman and Back, Inc. 2012 – present
  • President of National Tax Credit, Inc. 2011 - 2012
  • Vice President, TaxBreak, LLC 2000 – 2012
  • President, Health Claims Consulting, Inc. 1997 – 2000
  • Insurance Agent, Weaver Insurance, 1992-1997
  • Sales and Marketing, Corporate Pharmacy Services, Inc. 1990 – 1992
  • Account Representative, National Consensus, Inc. 1990 – 1992
  • Owner, Yogurt & Co. of Boaz and Albertville, 1988 – 1991
  • Finance & Insurance Manager, Pierson Chevrolet, 1985 - 1990
  • Sales & Marketing, Mountain View Hospital, 1984 - 1985
  • Account Representative, Creative Display, 1983 – 1984
Education
  • Gadsden High School 1977
  • Auburn University, B.A. Mass Communications 1983
Affiliations
  • The Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Etowah County Community Development Board
  • Darden Rehabilitation Board
  • First Baptist Church Gadsden
  • Young Life Gadsden
  • Mentor at Striplin Elementary and Disque Middle School
  • Back Pack program at Striplin Elementary
  • Theatre of Gadsden Advisory Board
  • Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame Board
  • Eura Brown Elementary PTA
  • Disque Middle School PTSO
  • Gadsden High School PTSO
  • Gadsden High School Basketball Booster Club
  • Gadsden Middle School PTSO
  • Gadsden City High School PTSO
  • Gadsden City High School Band Booster Club
  • Kappa Sigma fraternity
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Gadsden Quarterback Club
  • THIRST (inner city youth outreach program)
Councilman Kent Back