Eutaw native James Kenneth (Truck) Lewis is announcing his candidacy for the Eutaw City Council, District One seat. Lewis attended the public school system in Greene County. He is a graduate of Alabama A & M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Degree. He was a member of Big Cove Ebenezer M. B. Church in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama where he served as a trustee. He currently attends First Baptist Church of Eutaw.
Lewis has a strong background in the financial industry with experience as a Chief Operating Officer, a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer as well as other high ranking positions during his career. He most recently served as Financial Relations Manager with Citizens Trust Bank in Eutaw from March of 2014 until June of 2016. The young executive is a member of two national honor societies. He is a former member of the Greater Huntsville Rotary Club of Huntsville, AL; the Sunshine Morning Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, AL; Cobblestone Condominium Board of Directors in Huntsville, AL.
Lewis was honored by the College Fund/UNCF at Stillman College with a “Distinguished Leadership Award.” He was awarded the Alabama A&M University Alumni Association Class 89 Outstanding Achieving Award at Alabama A&M University’s Financial Management Association for “Outstanding Leadership as President” of the Association.
Lewis asks for your vote on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 for City Council District One. He feels with his leadership and experiences, we can work for the betterment of your neighborhoods and our city. He will ensure that your voices are heard. His platform will be financial solvency within the city municipality with accuracy and accountability. Lewis stated, “I would like to see some long term financial planning within the city, because we don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan,” He feels he can be a great asset to the City of Eutaw with his experience with finance, grant writing, project management, business development, human resources, compliance and strategic management. “We can all work together as a T.E.A.M. because ‘Together Everyone Achieves More,’” Lewis concluded.