Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr.
On January 18, 2011, Council President William W. "Bill" Gillespie, Jr. was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Prattville.
Mayor Gillespie was first elected to the Prattville City Council in 2004. He served District 1 in that capacity for over six years. He became the second generation to serve the citizens through government. His father, “Billy” Gillespie, served on the City Council from 1984 – 1992 and his dedication and service to the community became an inspiration to his son.
On December 7, 2010, Gillespie was voted by his peers to fill the position of Council President Pro Tempore. On January 14, 2011, Gillespie ascended to the role of Council President. In that role, he accepted the position of Mayor, which was vacated when the former mayor accepted a position in state government.
On August 28, 2012, Gillespie was elected by the citizens of Prattville to a full term in office. He was sworn in on November 5, 2012 amongst family and friends. He was re-elected on August 23, 2016 for a second 4-year term.
Mayor Gillespie serves on the City of Prattville Planning Commission.
Mayor Gillespie earned his Certified Municipal Official designation in August 2012. He earned his Advanced Certified Municipal Official designation in December 2015.
Bill Gillespie, Jr. was born May 7, 1958 to Billy Gillespie and his wife Virginia, a native of Michigan. He has two brothers and one sister. Since 1955, the Gillespie family has operated an auto service and repair company in Prattville. Bill, Jr. began working for the family business in 1970, and took over its management in 1980.
Bill is married to the former Stephanie Cannady. They have two children, a son, Bobby, and a daughter, Kendall. Bobby is a Huntingdon graduate and now manages the family business. Bobby is also in real estate sales. Bobby married the former Jennifer Camp in March 2014 and their first child, Lucy, was born on September 30, 2015. Kendall is employed at Glynwood Dental.
“My father taught me how important it is to serve others. Prattville is a great city and I feel privileged to be a part of its continued success,” stated Bill Gillespie, Jr.
The Gillespies: Kendall, Mayor Bill Gillespie, Stephanie, and Bobby.
Mayor Gillespie's affiliations include:
Alabama League of Municipalities
Leadership Autauga County Class of 2006
Montgomery Metropolitan Planning Organization
Economic Development Association of Alabama
He serves on the following Boards of Directors:
Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Committee
Alabama Office of Workforce Development, Region 7 Council Member
Auburn Montgomery Chancellor's Advisory Board, Ex-Officio
Autauga County Family Support Center, Ex-Officio; Past Chairman
Central Alabama Aging Consortium, Board Member
Community Action Agency of Central Alabama, Treasurer
Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts, Ex-Officio
Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ex-Officio
Tri-County Umpire Association, Past President, Vice-President & Secretary