Harold Washington, Chairman
Harold Washington serves on the Utilities Board of Tuskegee and is also a respected business leader in the community. Re-elected to a third term in 2012, Washington owns H & E Enterprises, the parent corporation to Family Foods grocery store located in Tuskegee. He has been in the food retail business for 38 years, starting with a produce stand he operated from 1977 through 1983.
He learned the management side of the industry while working as area supervisor for a convenience store chain. But the taste of being his own boss stayed with him and he seized a golden opportunity in 1995. That year he bought an existing grocery store and renamed it Family Foods. Today, he employs more than 20 workers and though he is the owner, he still works at the store as general manager. He says dedication, a strong work ethic and excellent customer service are the keys to success, a philosophy he applies at his grocery store and at the utility system.
Christopher Lee, Vice Chairman
Frank Christopher Lee II is a Tuskegee City Council member who at age 24 is the youngest person in history elected to the Council. He performs double duty as Vice Chairman of the Utilities Board of Tuskegee. Passionate about his hometown and confident that he had substantive ideas that could be of value, Lee ran for the District 1 City Council seat in 2012 and won. This historically rich neighborhood includes Tuskegee University and two national landmarks — the George Washington Carver Museum and The Oaks, the family home of Booker T. Washington.
A 2010 graduate of Hampton University, Lee has been on the fast track to success. Prior to returning home to Tuskegee, he interned at the White House with the Obama administration. He also worked as a governmental affairs liaison with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, advocating on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which put him in position to serve Tuskegee University even before the 2012 election formalized this role.
Ulysees L. Roberts, Secretary/Treasurer
Ulysees L. Roberts is a retired State of Alabama employee, having served as the Probation and Parole Officer for Macon County. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University and the University of Alabama Police Academy.
He has always had a passion for the development of the youth of Macon County. He served as a Little League Baseball and Pee Wee Football Coach. His focus was to teach the fundamental skills needed in competitive sports, but he also worked to instill character development and taught young men to be honest and respectful. He is very active in his church, Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon, Superintendent of Church School, Treasurer, Choir Member and Brotherhood Member.
In addition to serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Utilities Board of Tuskegee, he also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Tuskegee Federal Credit Union and as a member of the Macon County Democratic Conference.
Because of his love for Tuskegee/Macon County, he is committed to working to ensure that the Utilities Board is a Board that cares about the community, environment and is seeking ways to improve on the services provided for the best interest of the citizens.
Annie L. Brown, Board Member
Annie Lucas Brown received her Master of Science Degree in Library Services from Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA., a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Alabama State University, Associate Degree in Business Administration from Central Alabama Community College, former Alexander City State Jr. College, Alexander City, AL.
Board Member Brown was elected to the Tuskegee City Council in 2016 as City Council Member- At- Large/ Mayor Pro-Tem and was appointed to the Utilities Board in 2018. She currently serves as Secretary of the Tuskegee Cooperative District Board, Secretary of the Macon County Health Care Authority; and a member of the NAACP Tuskegee Chapter Executive Committee.
Prior to entering the political community, Board Member Brown enjoyed a distinguished career as a Professional Librarian. She served as Director of the Macon County-Tuskegee Public Library, Reference Librarian at Tuskegee University and retired from the State of Alabama Public Library Service as Library Operations Manager.
Board Member Brown exemplifies extensive training and skills in Leadership. She attended the Snowbird Leadership Institute, Southeastern Institute on Collaborative Library Leadership, Leadership Macon County-Class II-Tuskegee University, Certified Public Manager Training l Program-Alabama Training Institute, Auburn University Montgomery, and currently completed the “basic core classes” of the Alabama League of Municipalities Leadership Institute.
She has served in various leadership roles in the Tuskegee Community: President of Beta Xi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; President of Tuskegee Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Inc., current President of the Jesse P. Guzman Foundation Inc., Her most recent community service activities, awards and honors include securing a $3,000 grant for the Macon County/Tuskegee Food Bank.
Board Member Brown enjoys working for the citizens of the City of Tuskegee and Macon County. She is committed and dedicated to serve for the betterment of our city and county to improve citizen’s engagement and satisfaction; she believes after all, that we are of “Service to all Mankind”. It’s an honor to serve each of you.
Lawrence Haygood, Board Member
Lawrence F. Haygood, Jr. was elected to the Tuskegee’s City Council (Councilman-At-Large / Mayor Pro-tem) in 2012. Haygood received his undergraduate degree at Rhodes College with a major in Political Science and a minor concentration in Economics. He received a MBA Degree from Auburn University Montgomery with additional studies in Management Science at Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and The Georgia Institute of Technology. In the summer of 2011, Haygood completed the Intensive Economic Development Training Course at Auburn University. Mr. Haygood has also served as Economic/Business Development Specialist at the Tuskegee-Macon County Community Development Corporation (TMCDC) for the past four years.
In that capacity he has been working closely with the Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program (TUCEP) and as a member of the Booker T. Washington Economic Summit Planning Committee. He has worked with the TMCDC staff to promote business development in the county, support improvement of entrance corridors, perform housing rehabilitation, conduct entrepreneurial training, and manage a community revolving loan fund. As a grant writer, he worked with TUCEP and TMCDC staff to acquire substantial grant funding for community programs. In addition to being a member of the Housing & Urban Development (HUD), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Community Development Action Coalition (CDAC) national boards, Haygood is also a current member and past president of Alpha Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He previously served as President of Southern Community College, Chairman of the Tuskegee Area Health Education Center, as well as past State Vice-President for Alabama New South Coalition. Haygood was selected as Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year in 1998 and received the Tuskegee University Merit Farm Family award in 2005 at the 113th Annual Farmer's Conference.
P. O Box 831050
101 Fonville Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083
1st Tuesday of each month at the Municipal Complex:
Work Session 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting 6:00pm
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m.