Enterprise native Turner Townsend became a councilman serving his hometown in November 2016 after winning election to the District 5 seat the previous August.
Councilman Townsend is a graduate of Enterprise High School, and graduated from Auburn University with honors in 2004 with a degree in Building Science. While at Auburn, he met his wife Lucy, whom he married upon graduation. The couple have three daughters, 9-year-old Virginia, 7-year-old Mary Austin and 3-year-old Alice.
Councilman Townsend owns and operates his family business, Townsend Building Supply, with his brother Michael. He is a lifelong active member of First Baptist Church of Enterprise, where he serves as a deacon.
Active in community and public service roles, he is a member of the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; is chairman of the Coffee County United Way; is on the Board of Trustees of the Wiregrass United Way; and is a member of the board of directors of the Construction Suppliers Association of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
In his spare time, Councilman Townsend enjoys golf, Auburn football, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.