Meet Larry Means


Born: April 20, 1947, in Attalla, Al.
Lifelong Member First Baptist of Attalla
Graduated Etowah High School 1965
Jacksonville State University Graduate 1970
Alabama National Guard 1966-1972
Republic Steel, Gulf States Steel 1970-1994
Sales Manager McCartney Construction 1994-2007
Married 50 years to the late Karen Means
2 Children Tanya MacMillan and Brent Means
4 Grandchildren

Elected Attalla City Council 1976-1980, 1984-1988
Elected Attalla Mayor 1992-1998
Elected State Senate 1998-2010
Elected Attalla Mayor 2012 to present

Awards and Achievements

2000 Started DARE Program in City School System
2005 CITY (Citizen of the Year) Program Award for Community Service
2006 Award for work and effort in “Keep Etowah Beautiful”
2009 Jacksonville State University ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
2015 Voted Etowah County Best Overall Public Official
2015 Boy Scouts “Heart of an Eagle” award

Life Philosophy

I think God gives each one of us a special gift. I think mine is being a “Public Servant” not a politician. I love to help people with their issues and problems.