Johnny Dutton serves the Leeds City Council. After more than 40 years in the banking industry, he retired on Jan. 1, 2017. These days, he likes to stay outdoors and spend time with his wife and their grandchildren.
Dutton recently spoke to the Leeds Tribune about his time in the community and his vision for its future.
How long have you lived in Leeds?
I was born and reared in Leeds and have lived here my entire life except for the four years I spent at the University of Alabama.
Why did you decide to run for City Council?
I felt I could use my talents, my education and my experiences to help Leeds achieve its full potential.
What about Leeds are you most proud of?
We have a small town feel with big city conveniences. The diversity of our population greatly contributes to the success of Leeds.
How do you feel about the growth this community has seen over the past 5-10 years?
Our growth over the past five to 10 years has been steady and manageable. I see Leeds as a diamond in the rough with enormous growth potential and cannot wait to see what the future holds.
What is your vision for the next 10 years in Leeds?
The outlook for Leeds over the next 10 years appears to be very promising. Our outstanding school system, the development of new neighborhoods, the promise of new retail, the willingness of newcomers to invest in our city and city officials willing to work together for the betterment of the City of Leeds all point to a bright future.