By Keysha Drexel
Two new faces will be on the Mountain Brook City Council dais next week.
Alice B. Womack and Lloyd C. Shelton will take office as the newest Mountain Brook City Council members Nov. 3.
Womack is the new Place 1 representative. Shelton represents Place 5.
The city cancelled the municipal election scheduled for Aug. 26 after Womack and Shelton were the only candidates to qualify for the open city council seats before the July 15 qualifying deadline.
Womack and Shelton replace Amy Carter and Jesse Vogtle, who both stepped down from the city council.
The Place 3 city council seat was also open this year, but no one stepped up to challenge incumbent William S. (Billy) Pritchard III. Pritchard will now serve another four-year term on the Mountain Brook City Council.
Womack is vice president of private client groups for First Commercial Bank and has lived in Mountain Brook since 2000.
She is on the board of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation. She and her husband, Lowell Womack Jr., have two children.
Shelton also has longstanding ties to the community. A 1980 graduate of Mountain Brook High School, he is the president of the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation and serves alongside Womack on the city’s finance committee.
An accountant with Lovoy, Summerville and Shelton LLC, Shelton is chairman of the Mountain Brook Sports Corp. He is also involved with the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Birmingham.
Mountain Brook City Council representatives are elected at-large and are not compensated for their service. Mountain Brook staggers its election cycle every two years so it can maintain experience on the council, city officials said.
The terms of Mayor Terry Oden, Place 2 representative Jack Carl and Place 4 representative Virginia Smith will end in 2016.
The city also cancelled its municipal election in 2012 because incumbents Carl, Oden and Smith were unopposed.
Mountain Brook city officials said avoiding an election saves the city between $25,000 and $27,000.