City Council

Pictured L to R: Chris Hall, Neal Willis, Allen Noles, Mike Lockhart, Ken Sockwell, Mayor David Bradford

Place Number 1
Chris Hall

Chris was born and raised on the banks of the beautiful Wilson Lake in Muscle Shoals, AL. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in commerce and business administration. He is the owner of a successful local business. His wife, Heather, is a 1992 graduate of Muscle Shoals High School. They have two children, Alex and Haley who are both enrolled in the Muscle Shoals school system. He and his family attend Grace Life Church in Muscle Shoals. Chris is committed to being your servant, partner, and representative as he serves his first term as a council member. He is dedicated to serving the citizens of Muscle Shoals based on the principles of accessibility, approachability, and understanding.

Place Number 2
Terry McMinn

Place Number 3
Mike Lockhart

Mike and his family moved to Muscle Shoals in 1993. He has been employeed at Helen Keller Hospital for 23 years. His wife, Cheryl, is a teacher in the Muscle Shoals City School System. Mike and Cheryl have two children, Aaron and Mckenzie, both graduates of Muscle Shoals High School. Mike has been active in the city serving as a volunteer coach, and is a past member of both the Park and Recreation Board and the Civil Service Board. He and his family attend Highland Park Baptist Church. Mike is serving his second term as a council member and looks forward to serving the citizens of Muscle Shoals.  Contact: 256/577-0352; email:


Place Number 4
Ken Sockwell
Ken is a lifelong resident of Muscle Shoals. He graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 1982 and has a BS Degree in Finance from the University of North Alabama. Ken is the Branch Manager for Listerhill Credit Union in Muscle Shoals. He serves on the Northwest Alabama Cerebral Palsy Board. He and his family attend Highland Park Baptist Church. He is married to Kristi Nix Sockwell and they have 3 children, Trey(20), Jay(5), and Lauren(5). This is his first term as a council member and he is excited to serve his fellow citizens of Muscle Shoals.

Place Number 5
Allen Noles

Allen is currently serving his seventh term on the City Council.  He is a graduate of Muscle Shoals High School and is retired from the Muscle Shoals Electric Board after being employed there for 37 years. His wife, Teena, is a retired Muscle Shoals High School science and chemistry teacher.  They have two children, Matthew Noles and Jenny Strickland. Jenny is married to Hayden Strickland and they have two children, Abby and Samantha.  Matthew is married to the former Jamie Laughlin, and they have two daughters, Makenzie and Mia. Allen currently serves as the President of the City Council, sits on the Colbert County Solid Waste Board, and is serving on the Alabama League of Municipalities Transportation Committee.