Mayor Billy Middleton was first elected to serve as Loxley’s Mayor in 1988, and is currently serving his seventh term after running unopposed in the election held in 2012.
Under his leadership, and with the cooperation of the Loxley Town Council, Loxley has been able to secure three Safe Route to School sidewalk projects; install two water supply wells and a water treatment plant; construct a new Waste Water Treatment Facility; build new Public Works Building; secure grants for sewer and drainage projects; start Loxley’s first Police Dispatch Department and build a Police Station.
During his tenure land was acquired and through donations and efforts by the Town Council and the citizens, Loxley now has a beautiful Municipal Park which includes a Civic Center, Kid’s Playground, Walking Trail and three Ball Parks that serve not only the young people and seniors citizens of Loxley, but many other communities and schools in Baldwin County.
Born in Loxley, Mayor Middleton is a life long resident of Loxley, interrupted only by his service to our country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps (1960-1963). His successful career as a businessman, along with many years of community service prepared him for the role as the Town’s chief executive officer.
Mayor Middleton is a longtime volunteer in the community activities, having served as the Charter President of the Loxley Optimist Club (1980) and he has continued to serve in several capacities in the local club plus served as the Governor of the Alabama Mississippi District of Optimist International in 1988. He is a strong supported of youth activities in the area and coached Little League Baseball for many years. Mayor Middleton is a member of the Loxley Church of God and was elected Central Baldwin Man of the Year in 1992. The Mayor and his wife, Lilly, have three sons, a daughter-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren.
Mayor Billy Middleton, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.