The Mayor's Page



Eddie J. Penny was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Fairfield on February 12, 2019.

Elected to public office and serving two years as City Council President, as Mayor, I have been actively involved in evaluating effective methods of providing comprehensive resolutions to Fairfield City’s financial issues. I maintain my involvement with the Community by continuing visibility of leadership and community awareness through attending Neighborhood Association meetings, partnering with churches and Miles College and creating an open door policy for citizens to meet and discuss specific problems or concerns.  As Mayor, my primary goal is the restoration of the City’s finances through consistent involvement with the Finance and Revenue Committee as well as the City Council to make informed decisions regarding the City’s financial ventures.

As a retired educator and former member of the Fairfield Board of Education, I exhibited great interest in equipping our youth with a quality education and empowering them with economic options upon graduation. My desire is to inspire students to become degree seekers on the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels which are all offered in this great City. I aspire to make the City a great environment for the collegiate base, corporate, and blue collar working class and their families. My vision is for the City of Fairfield to have a growing economy, be conducive to job placement, maintain secure and safe communities and encourage entrepreneurship.

I am a graduate of Alabama A & M University and University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am married to my loving wife, Vera and we have two adult children, TaSharra and Edwin. My hobby and means of relaxation is playing golf and enjoying the great outdoors.