Foley’s mayor and City Council continue to implement a progressive and innovative agenda. They work with the city’s well-trained staff to attract new businesses, improve infrastructure, expand the area’s economic base and improve the overall quality of life of the citizens of Foley.
Wayne Trawick has served on the Foley City Council since 1998 and currently serves as the council president.
Trawick graduated from Baldwin County High School in 1966, when he joined the Army National Guard. He served until 1972.
For the last 50 years, Trawick has been self-employed in Foley. In 1970 he became the owner/operator of the Western Auto Associate Store in Foley. Beginning in 1978 and continuing to today, Trawick has been involved with multiple building and development projects. He is the president of Trawick Builders Inc., focusing on building and remodeling residential, commercial and industrial, as well as Baldwin Pools Inc., which focuses on building commercial and residential pools.
Trawick has been a member of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce since 1971. From 1994 – 2000, as a member of the Baldwin County Home Builders, he served as national director, state director, director and president. He served on the Bancorp Board of Directors from 2007 – 2008.
He has been married to Celia Craig Trawick for 52 years. Together they have two sons and four grandsons.
Vera Quaites was re-elected to serve as councilmember for District 2 in 2016. She is a lifelong resident of Foley where she attended Aaronville schools and graduated from high school in 1972. Vera went on to graduate from Robertsdale Vocational School in the Nursing Assistance Program in 1979. Vera was employed at the Foley Nursing Home and the South Baldwin Hospital for years as a nursing assistant. She went on to work at Delphi Mechatronic Systems, formerly Packard Hughes Interconnect, for more than 19 years as a wire harness supervisor and later as human resources supervisor. Vera is currently employed with Spectrum Resorts, LLC.
Vera is a member of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as the financial secretary.
Richard “Dick” Dayton was elected to represent District 3 in August of 2020. Since moving to Foley in 2013, he has served as president, vice president, chairman of the architectural review committee for the Lake View Estates Property Owners Association.
Dayton is retired from a career that spanned over 35 years as an executive in franchise development, working to build brand expansion and industry growth. This included serving as national franchise sales manager for Matco Tools; president of Sunbelt Business Brokers/FranNet Franchise Development; and franchise director for Arby’s Restaurants.
He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, earning a degree in science with a major in marketing and a minor in accounting. He also hold a Masters of Business Administration from Regent University. He holds certificates from the International Business Brokers Association as a Certified Business Intermediary and The International Franchise Association as a Certified Franchise Executive.
Dayton volunteers at the South Baldwin Medical Center.
He has been married to Judy Dayton for 58 years and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Rick Blackwell was first elected to serve as councilmember for District 4 in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Rick retired from Goodrich Aerospace Inc. in 2006 after 20 years of service. He served as president of the Foley Lions Club, president of South Baldwin Dixie Youth Girls Softball League and the president of South Baldwin Dixie Youth Boys Baseball. Rick was one of the original committee members and a coach who formed the Foley Soccer League. Rick has also served as a committee member for the Ivan Jones Scholarship.
Rick has been married to his wife, Sherri, for 37 years and they have four children and 14 grandchildren. He currently serves as president of the Monteith Oaks Homeowners Association and is a member of Foley First Baptist Church. He loves horses and is a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Charlie Ebert began his service as council representative for District 5 in 2006 when he was appointed to fill an unexpired council term. He was elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2016 and 2020.
He is a lifelong resident of Foley. He was graduated from Foley High School, attended Faulkner State Community College, and was graduated from Auburn University with a BA in anthropology and a minor in business. He is president of Ebert Agency, Inc.
Ebert’s community service includes past president of the South Baldwin Jaycees, Foley Optimist Club, Foley Rotary Club, and 12 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Foley Fire Department. He served as co-chairman for the Foley Kids Park Building Committee in 2001 and is a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Charlie has one daughter and is married to Amy Morris Ebert.