The Industrial Development Authority of Winston County, Alabama, Inc.

The Industrial Development Authority of Winston County, Alabama, Inc., also known as the Winston Development Authority,¬†was established in 2001 as an outgrowth of a strategic planning effort–Project 2000–held in the year 2000. The Authority is a non-profit corporation established to engage in economic development activities geared to retain exisiting industries, recruit new and more diverse industries, and assist existing industries with expansion and development. The Authority’s activities are overseen by a 12-member board. Two board members are appointed by each of the five municipalities of Winston County and two board members are appointed by the County Commission.

Board of Directors
Martha Lee, Chair - Haleyville
Horace Moore, Vice Chair – Haleyville
Franklin Alexander – Addison
Jimmy Box – Addison
Laverne Matheson – Arley
Jack Bobo – Arley
Ray Bailey – Double Springs
Bill Hawkins - Double Springs
Frank Tidwell – Lynn
Mike Pendley – Lynn
Chris Posey – Winston County-at-Large
James Caldwell – Winston County-at-Large

Cooperative District of Winston County, Inc.

The Cooperative District of Winston County, Inc., also known as the Winston Cooperative District, was created on May 11, 2007 to address a need for an organization to facilitate the collective pooling of resources by the municipalities and county to build the community capacity required to undertake large-scale economic development projects that were too complex to undertake separately.  The Cooperative District of Winston County, Inc. is funded and managed by the municipalities of Addison, Arley, Double Springs, Haleyville, Lynn; the Winston County Commission; and The Industrial Development Authority of Winston County, Alabama Inc. 

Board of Directors
Alan Harbison, Chair, Mayor of Arley
Elmo Robinson, Vice Chair, Mayor of Double Springs
Martha Lee, Secretary/Treasurer, Chair of the IDA of Winston County, AL, Inc.
Roger Hayes, Chairman of the Winston County Commission
Ken Sunseri, Mayor of Haleyville
Shandy Porter, Addison Council
Chris Little, Lynn Council

Management
Grady Batchelor, CMC¬ģ, President

CMC¬ģ (Certified Management Consultant) is the certification mark awarded by the Institute for Management Consultants USA and represents meeting the highest global standards and ethical canons of the profession as set forth by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, a UN-NGO. Fewer than 1% of all¬†consultants worldwide have achieved this level of excellence.