Joe Nix is serving his first term as councilman for District 1. His work experience includes 38 years of working with government programs, including 29 years with the Alabama Department of Transportation.
A gradate of Alabama A&M University where he earned a bachelor's degree in urban studies, Joe attended Carter G. Woodson School prior to desegregation, and then attended Andalusia High School from 1970 to 1975. At AHS, he played varsity football and was named team captain in 1975. Because of his leadership abilities, he was nominated and selected as a high-school All-American in 1975.
After college, he worked for the town of Sunflower, Miss. as the deputy director of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). In 1983, he returned to Andalusia to coordinate CDBG grants for his hometown. His first project was the completion of the North Cotton Street Park, later renamed Robert Horry Park, and his final project was the Will Coleman Center. He also served as grants coordinator and assistant license and building inspetor for the City of Andalusia.