District 2 Commissioner Biography

BALDWIN COUNTY COMMISSION
2018-2022 TERM
DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER

Joseph Lee (Joe) Davis, III

 

Commissioner Joe Davis was born in 1948 in Mobile, Alabama, and grew up in Thomasville, Alabama.  Commissioner Davis and his wife, Norma, reside in Daphne, Alabama, and have two sons and four grandchildren.

Commissioner Davis is a graduate of Thomasville High School and of The University of Alabama, where in 1970, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

After working for The University of Alabama as Assistant Director of Development (1970-1975) and Director of Alumni Affairs (1975-1980), Commissioner Davis returned to Thomasville as Vice President of First Federal Savings & Loan (1980-1981).  In 1981 he was named Business Manager for Hobson State Technical College (1981-1991).   He was the Provost for Alabama Southern Community College (1991-1996) before obtaining his Brokerage License in 1996.  From 1996 to 2006 when he retired, Commissioner Davis worked in the banking industry as a Retirement Plan Specialist (1996-2001) and as a Director of Brokerage & Investment Division for First United Security Bank (2001-2006).

Commissioner Davis has served as a member of the Daphne City Council since ­2013, is a member of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce (2013-present), a member of the Red Elephant Club (2010-present), serving as President since 2014.  Commissioner Davis is a past member of Alabama Tombigbee Regional Planning Commission (1991-2006), a past member of the Thomasville Industrial Development Board (1986-1992, Chairman 1990-1992), a past member Clarke County Industrial Development Board (1988-1992), a past Chairman of the Thomasville City Hospital Board (1997-2000), a past President of Thomasville Rotary Club (1986) and was a Volunteer Coach for Youth Programs: Baseball (1980-1991), Soccer (1989-1991) and High School Golf (1987-2006).

A Republican, Commissioner Davis is currently serving his first term on the Baldwin County Commission (Term: 2018-2022).