OUR HISTORY began when former Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, Jr. was invited to attend a meeting in Tuscaloosa concerning character development. At the meeting, officials presented a program showing the value of character training in the local schools, businesses and other venues. The program had been so successful in Tuscaloosa that Mayor Al DuPOnt wanted to share information with other communities.
As a result, in October 2006, a Resolution signed by Mayor Byard and then President of the Prattville City Council was passed. This resolution showed the intent of the City being known as a "City of Character", and committed the city to promoting character education and development. Thus, the City of Prattville became the second community within the State of Alabama to be so designated.
Realizing the importance of fostering character development not only in the City of Prattville, but in Autauga County as well, the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and received its non-profit status 501(c)(3) in 2008.
The Character Coalition is composed of officers and a 21-member board of directors who serve rotating terms of three years. There is one paid part-time employee, the Executive Director, who serves at the pleasure of the board.
Currently, there are five special focus committees--Business, Professional, Education-Enrichment-Workforce Development; Faith-Ethics, Family, and Government-Social Services. These committees meet bi-monthly and are committed to implementing not only the goals of the Character Coalition, but their focus goals as well.
If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact Boo Rogers at 334-365-7392.
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
Aristotle (384-322 BC)
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, zoologist