The Honorable Terri CollinsDistrict 5 Representative - Board Chair
Representative Terri Collins was raised in Birmingham and earned a Marketing degree from The University of Alabama. She and her husband, Tom Collins, moved to Decatur in 1982 and raised their three children. She is active in church, schools and Bible studies. Terri enjoyed 16 years in banking as Vice President of Marketing and Sales before election to the House of Representatives in 2010.
Terri serves on Education Ways and Means Committee, and serves as Chair of Education Policy Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Tennessee Valley Caucus. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Center of Morgan County, Community Board of Princess Theatre, Quality Education Committee with The Decatur Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, and Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation. She was appointed to the Women’s Commission and the Commission on Girls and Women in the Criminal Justice System, the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) and to the Every Student Succeeds Act Taskforce by the Speaker of the House. She was also appointed to serve on the Trails Commission, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Alabama Workforce Development Board, Alabama Office of Education and Workforce Statistic Advisory Board and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board by the Governor. She is State Chairman for American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). She is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council with United Way.