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Steve Jones moved to Gulf Shores from Guntersville, Alabama in 1991 and worked in the hospitality industry, real estate operations management, and real estate sales before joining the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber as Vice President of Special Events and Community Relations in 2019. Prior to that he lived and worked in hotel management in communities such as Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Birmingham, Montgomery, Ozark, Jekyll Island, and Dallas. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jones moved to Montgomery, Alabama in 1962 where he was raised and educated. After graduating from Auburn University in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration, Steve worked in restaurant management in Auburn before transitioning into the hotel business in 1982.
From day one he has involved himself in our island community starting with membership in the Kiwanis Club, and has since served as Chairman of the Board for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, the Coastal Baldwin Educational Enrichment Foundation, and the Zoo Foundation which recently opened their new facility Oak Road East. Jones has received numerous community service awards for his involvement in many service organizations outside his service as a City Council Member.
He served as a volunteer Chairman for the Annual National Shrimp Festival for many years until being hired to produce it, and has become a champion of the environment by working to produce the Regional Annual Electronic Recycling event for many years, and worked behind the scenes to help effect the "Leave Only Footprints" initiative and our curbside recycling routes.
Steve believes that service is "the rent we pay for the space we take up."