District 6

Dixie Minatra

Dixie is serving her first term on the City Council.   She chairs the Public Works Committee, is Vice Chair of the General Administration Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee.



Attended and graduated from Elliott Grammar School, General Forrest Junior High School, and Emma Sansom High School


Jacksonville State University – B.S. in Marketing & Economics

  • Marching Ballerina, Group Captain; Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity founding pledge class


Began retail career with Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta, GA, in 1973

Positions included: 

  • Training Specialist for new store openings
  • College Recruiter
  • Assistant Store Manager, HR & Operations for Southlake
  • Corporate Customer Service Manager, reporting to Vice President of Stores (20 stores)
  • Assistant Store Manager, Merchandising for Lenox
  • Store Manager, Century Plaza, Birmingham
  • Merchandise Coordinator for Goldsmith’s in Memphis, TN (6 stores)
  • Store Manager, Hickory Ridge, Memphis, TN
  • Store Manager, Brookwood, Birmingham
  • Store Manager, Lazarus, Oxmoor, and Louisville, KY

Joined Belk Department Stores in Florida in 1998

Positions included:

  • Vice President, HR & Store Operations (30 stores)
  • Vice President, Regional Store Manager for Jacksonville, FL (6 stores)
  • Vice President, Regional Store Manager for Central Alabama (5 stores)
  • Vice President, Regional Manager for East Tennessee in Knoxville (17 stores)

 Retired in 2014, and joined Southern Living Stores

  • HR & Operations for 5 stores in Destin, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Charleston, SC


  • President, The Woman’s Club of Gadsden
  • President, Emma Sansom High School Museum


  • Board of Directors, Alabama Retail Association
  • Board of Directors, University of Alabama & Tennessee Retail Advisory
  • Board of Directors, YMCA, Knoxville, TN
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