The Town of Pike Road was incorporated in 1997 by citizens who wanted to have planning and administrative control over their geographic location. These citizens have been actively working to capitalize on this opportunity and build a model town. To insure that citizens’ are actively engaged in a participatory form of government, the town elects its leadership. The town has an elected mayor that serves as the chair of the council and as the chief executive. The town has five council members that are elected at large and serve in a legislative capacity. The election occurs every four years and there are no term limits.
Council meetings are held at Pike Road Town Hall, on the second Monday of each month at 6:00p.m. and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00a.m.
Gordon Stone is mayor of the Town of Pike Road. He has served in this role since 2004 when the town had 350 residents and covered only a two mile area. Pike Road now has more than 8,000 citizens and covers a 16 mile-wide area. Mayor Stone has been a champion of municipal planning and vision, educational opportunities helping all citizens succeed, efficient services and innovative quality of life programs.
Mayor Stone also serves as executive director of the Higher Education Partnership. Mayor Stone is known for his energetic leadership of the Partnership, an advocacy organization that works to strengthen the standing of Alabama’s four-year, public universities and communicate the critical role higher education plays in the economic well-being of the state. An agricultural economics graduate of Auburn University with an MBA from Auburn University Montgomery, Mayor Stone is a former walk-on and letterman on the Auburn football team. He also serves as Executive Vice President of the National Young Farmer Educational Association and assists them with educational and meeting planning services. For many years, he served as an active participant in his family's' cattle farm in Wilcox County.
Despite many professional and volunteer duties, Mayor Stone lists his family and faith as the two priorities about which he is most passionate. He and his wife, Ellen, have two daughters and are members of Montgomery’s First Baptist Church, for which the couple organize and host family mission experiences.
Council Member, Mayor Pro Tempore, Planning Commission Chairman
Councilman Chris Dunn has been the president of Kyser OfficeWorks since November 1988. Kyser OfficeWorks is one of the largest commercial furniture dealerships in the Southeast. He has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial furniture industry. The company has grown under his direction from three employees to 27 employees and is now a $7 million company. Steelcase, the world’s leading commercial furniture manufacture, has awarded Kyser OfficeWorks, Inc. multiple quality leadership awards.
Outside of the office, Councilman Dunn is very active in the community. Some of his activities include: President of the Montgomery Rotary Club, Board of Directors of the Montgomery Rotary Club, Board of Directors of the Montgomery Rotary Foundation, Town of Pike Road Planning Commission, Board of Directors of the East Montgomery Water and Sewage Authority, Boy Scout leader of Pack and Troup 307, First United Methodist Church Administrative Board, First United Methodist Church Cathedral Choir, Steelcase’s National Dealer Council. He is also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Councilman Dunn was born in San Antonio, Texas, but moved as a young child to Brewton, Alabama, where he graduated from Santa Rosa Christian School in Milton, Florida. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984.
Councilman Dunn is married to Lynne Oliver Dunn, who is a licensed Interior Designer at Kyser OfficeWorks. They have two children, Rachel and Joshua.
Betsy Atkins, a native of Opp, Alabama, was raised in Montgomery before moving to the Town of Pike Road 12 years ago. Councilwoman Atkins is a 1994 graduate of Auburn University Montgomery and is employed with Abbott Laboratories as a Senior Professional Sales Representative. Over the past 12 years she has represented Abbott throughout Central Alabama. During this time she received numerous sales awards and currently serves as the District Business Analyst for southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
A member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Councilwoman Atkins has served many areas of the church and currently is a member of the Children's Leadership Council. She is a member of the Junior League of Montgomery and has been a long-time supporter of the March of Dimes. Councilwoman Atkins has contributed many hours serving in various volunteer roles at Forest Avenue Academic Magnet School and Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet School.
Councilwoman Atkins is married to Pat Atkins, co-owner of American Klassic Designs, Inc. They have two children, Chipper and Sarah Elizabeth Atkins.
Angie Bradsher is a lifelong resident of the River Region, relocating to the Town of Pike Road in 2006. She and her husband, Michael, have two children.
Councilwoman Bradsher is a 1998 graduate of Troy University. She is currently an area sales manager employed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals.
Councilwoman Bradsher is involved in her community and has participated on numerous philanthropic committees and is a past board member of the March of Dimes. She was chairperson of the 2011 March of Dimes Citizen of the Year event in which the fundraising efforts achieved were record-breaking. Her most memorable philanthropic efforts are attributed to the National Wounded Warrior/BASS-ESPN event in Pike Road. She is a member of St. James United Methodist Church and the Troy Alumni Association.
Councilman Rob Steindorff was born and raised in Montgomery, and is an Auburn University graduate. He currently serves as president of Southern Handling Systems. Councilman Steindorff and his wife, Marion, have three children and are active members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery. Councilman Steindorff chairs the PRESET Curriculum Committee.
Councilman Leroy Tolliver was born and raised in Pike Road. He retired from Hager Hinge after 25 years, and is an active member of Christian Life Church. He and his wife, Carrie, have one daughter and two grandchildren.