President John Hackett, Jr. is an “at large” member and legislative conduit for all six districts in the city of Fairfield, a class 6 municipality.
Councilor Hackett was elected by the Council as President Pro Tempore and served as Chair of the Planning &Zoning Committee. After the then Council President, Eddie Penny, was voted to fill the vacated seat of Mayor, the Council voted Councilor Hackett as the new Council President. He is the ex-officio member of all Council committees and attends committee meetings regularly.
President Hackett is well versed in many aspects of building construction and engineering with his bachelor’s degree from Alabama A & M University with over 50 years of knowledge, work experience, additional education and certifications in the acquired field. He is also on the Board Of Trustee of Alabama A & M University and a former Fairfield School Board member & President.
He is increasingly excited to assist in the institution of a comprehensive plan that is conscious of an economic growth continuum, large scale development needs, the mom and pop business market, and other agencies that would be beneficial to the citizens, Council, to stimulate the economy.