City Council

Joseph Kitchens


Mr. Kitchens was born in Roanoke, Alabama. He graduated from Troy State University with a degree in finance and business administration and moved to Robertsdale in 1973. Married to the former Brenda Fell from Robertsdale, they have 5 children, 3 living in Robertsdale now.

He has served on the City Council since 1988, now in his 8th term, also serving on the Park & Tree Committee and Planning Commission during his time in office as well.

Joe is the owner of the family business, Furniture City in Robertsdale, where he has worked since 1973. He and his family attend Robertsdale United Methodist Church, he is a member of the Robertsdale Rotary Club–where he has been awarded two Paul Harris Fellowship awards. A past president of the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Joe prides himself in dealing with local merchants and keeping business at home.

He enjoys his time on the Council and works hard to do what is best for all the citizens of Robertsdale and keep our city moving forward and making progress. “Robertsdale is a city that just keeps growing and becoming a city we can all be proud of and we want all our citizens to have the best environment to raise our families. It is an honor to have most of my family here and to work with a dedicated and experienced Council.”

Sue Cooper

Mrs. Cooper was born in Union Springs, Alabama. She has been a resident of Robertsdale since 1959. She is a retired educator and is currently serving her fourth term on the City Council. She states that it is a pleasure when the City Council is able to meet the needs and concerns of the citizens of the City of Robertsdale and that it is a very enjoyable experience when projects are completed and problem areas are addressed. “Robertsdale is a great place to live.”

Ruthie Campbell

We want to welcome Ms. Ruthie Campbell, our newest member to the City Council. Ruthie is a lifelong resident of Central Baldwin County, she is a graduate of Robertsdale High School and runs her own business in Robertsdale. Her family background was part of the original agricultural families that settle in Robertsdale in the early 20th century and her roots are still apart of this industry today in our area. Since she was raised on the family farm she still refers to herself as the “Farmer’s Daughter” today and remains active in farming and ranching activities. She is an active member of the Rotary Club and the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served on the Robertsdale Planning Commission. This is Ms. Campbell’s second term on the City Council.

Some of her goals in her term on the City Council is to work on the Central Baldwin Beautification Project, she has a keen interest in preserving the Historical Heritage of our area.

Paul Hollingsworth

Mr. Hollingsworth was born in Atmore, Alabama. He has been a resident of Robertsdale for since 1970. He is a retired school administrator for Robertsdale High School and has served on the City Council since 2000. He enjoys working with all of the wonderful people of Robertsdale. “GO BEARS”

Brent Kendrick

Mr. Kendrick was born in Mobile, Alabama. He has been a resident of Robertsdale for 38 years. He is a Master Electrician and the owner of Kendrick Electric and is currently serving his 6th term on the City Council. As a council member, he really enjoys watching the community grow and is proud to be a part of it.