District 5

District 5 Council Member


Jason Wilson is serving his first term as Councilman for District 5. 

Jason is a 5th generation Alabamian and native of Gadsden.  He and his wife live in the historic residential district of Gadsden, and spend free time restoring their 114 year old Greek Revival style home.

After receiving a degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the Auburn University College of Business in 2005, Wilson spent 7 years as a logistics professional for Georgia Pacific.

In 2009, Wilson founded Back Forty Beer Company and began renovation of a 27,000 sq. ft. facility in Historic Downtown Gadsden. Over 10 years the facility has been through three major expansions, representing over $15 Million dollars in economic impact for the City of Gadsden.


Leadership Roles


  • 2017 Chairman - Etowah County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 President - Gadsden Commercial Development Authority
  • Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors
  • Alabama Workforce Development Council
  • Gadsden Industrial Development Board
  • Auburn University College of Business Advisory Board

Business Accomplishments

  • Founder & CEO - Back Forty Beer Company
  • 2015 Auburn University Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2016 BCA “Game Changer” Small Business of the Year
  • 2015 INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • 2015 United States Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Blue Ribbon Small Businesses
  • 2014 Alabama Small Manufacturer of the Year
  • Brewers Association of America - Government Affairs Committee

Charitable Causes

  • Autism Society of Alabama
  • The James M Barrie Center
  • 13th Place
  • Coosa Riverkeeper
  • United Way of Etowah County
  • The Family Success Center
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama
  • Junior Achievement





























Councilman Jason Wilson