District 5

District 5 Council Member

Billy Billingsley, Sr. is serving his first term as Councilman for District 5. He chairs the Intergovernmental Committee and is vice chair of the Public Works Committee. Councilman Billingsley is a native of Gadsden and attended the city schools and is a graduate of Cal State University in Los Angeles, CA. He also attended Miles College School of Law.


Billy retired from Gadsden City Schools in 2005 as Job Coach. He also was supervisor at Gulf States Steel before it closed.

Professional, Community & Civic Organizations

  • Former member of Civil Service Board
  • Coosa Valley YMCA, former board member
  • Manna Meal Volunteer
  • Member of Alabama A&M University Alumni Chapter Gadsden/Etowah County
  • Member of Alabama Education Association (Retirees)
  • Member of NAACP and New South Coalition
  • Member of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Member of Alabama Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
Billy is currently a member of Sweet Home United Methodist Church in Gadsden. He is married to Sheila and has three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.