Fairhope Mayor, Tim Kant, ACMO, is no stranger to Fairhope.
Mayor Kant was hired in 1983 as the City Horticulturist and in 1985 he also assumed the duties of the Public
Works Superintendent. In that capacity he oversaw the projects that have made Fairhope into the unique and
beautiful community it has become today. The City of Fairhope placed third in the world in "Nations in Bloom"
and first in "Cities in Bloom", Money™ magazine named Fairhope as best place to retire, Family Circle™ named
Fairhope as one of the top family friendly place in the country, Alabama Policy Institute named Fairhope as top
Business-Friendly City in Alabama.
Mayor Kant who took office on October 2, 2000, and is serving his fourth term as Mayor, has worked hard on his
pledge to manage growth while maintaining the high quality of life enjoyed by the 15,000 plus residents of Fairhope.
As Mayor he promised to work closely with the people of Fairhope and the City Council to make the best decisions for
Fairhope and its residents. Mayor Kant’s door is always open to residents who wish to stop by and visit him at City Hall.
Since 2000, the City of Fairhope has added new Library, Recreation Center, Museum of History, and city services second to none.
Mayor Kant has been an active part of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past 25 years. In 2001, Mayor Kant received
the Norman J. Walton, Sr. Regional Award - Outstanding Member Government from the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
for planning; the highest award given by their organization. Also, in 2008 Mayor Kant received the Distinguished Leadership
Award from the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Mayor Kant, who is a 1973 Fairhope High School graduate and 1977 Auburn University graduate, has received numerous community
service awards: a graduate of Leadership Alabama 2002-03; presently is an Advanced Certified Municipal Official; member of the
Fairhope Rotary Club; Past President of Fairhope Kiwanis Club; Past President of Alabama Public Works Association, State of Alabama Chapter;
member of the board of directors for the Alabama Municipal Electric Association; South Alabama Regional Planning Commission; Baldwin County
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Alabama League of Municipalities. He was also named Firefighter of the Year in 1988 and
is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
He and his wife Karla, also a Fairhope native, have two adult daughters, Krista and Kari.