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District 3 Commissioner
Email Bill Latimer
Bill Latimer was elected the District 3 Commissioner in November 1998. He is now in his third term of service.
Bill was born in Cartersville, Georgia on August 11, 1936. He attended public education in Bartow & Floyd County, Georgia and graduated from Model High School in 1954. He also attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia for two years. Further education came from Auburn University's Local Government Training Institute (ALGTI) in 2000, and he still attends their courses around the State of Alabama along with Commissioners from other Counties. He believes that this is a vital part of being able to give Limestone County residents the service they deserve.
James W. (Bill) Latimer has been proud to serve the people of Limestone County since July 1961. He moved to Athens to do construction work with his grandfather, J.D. Clark, when he met Mildred Dobbs, and they married in June 11, 1961. He joined his father-in-law, J.C. Dobbs, in the family business located on Market Street in Athens called Dobbs Shoe Shop. They purchased the family business in 1974.
Bill and Mildred have two children, Michael and Michelle, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Michael is married to Stephanie Higginbotham, and they have two children, Lacy Elisabeth and Brandt. Michelle is married to Brian Terry, and they have two children, Tyler and Lauren.
Bill is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Top of Alabama Regional Council of Government (TARCOG) 2009-2010. This organization helps local governments improve the quality of life for the region's more than 550,000 residents. The services are in three program areas: Aging, Economic Development and Planning. He is also serving as Tennessee Valley RC&D Chairman of the Board of Directors 2009-2010, Branch Creek Apartments Board of Directors (Baptist Health System) and served on the Community Action Board of Directors (Huntsville-Madison & Limestone) from 1999 through 2009.
Projected growth projects in Limestone County District 3 are:
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Paving Projects using Federal Funds are Lucas Ferry Road, south of Malone Road and Huntsville/Brownsferry east of US 31.