James McGowan, who is currently serving as Councilmember, was elected to the Council in 2008. Prior to his election, he held the Council position for 20 years and also served as Mayor Pro Tem for 14 of those years. During those twenty years, he served on the Executive Board Member of St Clair County Department of Human Resources; Member of Lion’s Club; Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Police, Fire, Park and Recreation, and Finance Committees. He presently serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice, Board of Directors of the Pell City, AL Rotary and Chair Person for the Cleanup Task Force of Pell City, AL.
McGowan attended school at St. Clair County Training School. He attended school at Alabama A&M and become a certified teacher in the State of Alabama in Telecommunications. He was employed with St. Clair County Board of Education for 27 years where he taught Telecommunications and Computer Networking. He has owned his own business, McGowan’s Installation and Splicing Company for the past 30 years. He also graduated from the Police Academy at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL. He presently works part time at Jefferson State Community College.
James McGowan is married to Elsie McGowan. They have two children.
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