District 5 - Richard Cables
Richard Cables was elected to the City Council, District 5, in August 2016. He currently chairs the Sanitation Committee, serves on the Police & Judicial Committee and the Fire & Information Technology Committee, and is a member of the Planning Commission.
Richard has been a resident of Prattville for 45 years, graduating from Prattville High School in 1985. He immediately joined the United States Air Force as a Ground Radio Communications Specialist, spending 5 years in Active Duty as well as 5 years in the Air National Guard. Richard started in the Wireless industry in 1990 and has held several positions the past 27 years. He is currently employed by Verizon as a Construction Engineer in Montgomery, AL
Richard has 2 daughters, Hannah Cables of Calera, AL and Lauren Collins of Millbrook, AL, along with 2 grandchildren, Koi Collins (5) and Nora Jane (6 mo). He enjoys running, cycling, swimming, strength training, endurance races, and plays guitar as a hobby.
Richard has been an active member in the community. He started the Prattville Running Club 4 years ago, organized and led several Couch to 5K programs, Co-chaired the Autauga County Relay For Life for 2 years, has coached Dixie Youth Baseball, Girls Softball, and YMCA Basketball, and is currently attending the Autauga Leadership Program. He is an active member of Centerpoint Fellowship Church where he serves as an usher and a greeter.