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The Shorter Reporter 

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Shorter Development Plan

Mayor Willie Mae Powell


I am glad that you stopped by to visit our little piece of the World Wide Web. We have built this site with you in mind, and hope you find all you need to know about Shorter, Alabama.

For our existing citizens, this site provides useful information about new developments, meetings, and volunteer and membership opportunities. If you are a new resident, potential business developer, or visitor, you will find information about our Town’s history, master planning efforts, town departments, services and obtain local maps.

Shorter sits close to everywhere, yet is far enough from everything to ensure peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle of more commercialized environments. We are proud to boast about our excellent transportation access (interstate, highways, rail, water) and abundance of affordable undisturbed land.

We are currently moving to develop a downtown in Shorter and invite you to claim your part of it. Shorter is a new small Town with great potential for growth and development. Each day, new jobs and homes are developed here. The only thing missing is you. Stop by and find out why Shorter, Alabama is “A Town on the Move!”

Yours very truly,

Willie Mae Powell

Governmental Structure

Municipal government in the Town of Shorter is a mayor-council form. The Shorter Town Council has five elected members serving four-year terms. Appointed committees include the Shorter Planning Commission and Board of Adjustments and appointed positions are the town clerk, the building official, police chief, fire chief, municipal judge, court clerk, municipal prosecutor, and the town attorney.

Shorter, Alabama is located at exit 22 off of Interstate 85. Conveniently positioned between major cities such as Atlanta to the North East and Montgomery to the South West.

The Town of Shorter is located in Macon County, and although the community has existed for over a century, the Town was not officially incorporated until February 29, 1984. The Alabama Legislature created Macon County on 18 December 1832 from territory acquired from the last cession of the Creek Indians on 24 March of the same year. The county was named for Nathaniel Macon, a distinguished soldier and statesman from North Carolina.

Macon County received its present dimensions in 1866. It is located in the east-central portion of the state, and is bordered by Elmore, Tallapoosa, Lee, Russell, Bullock, and Montgomery Counties. The county seat is located at Tuskegee, which is also the site of Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee University. Other towns in Macon County include Tuskegee, Franklin, and Notasulga.

Phone: (334) 727-9190
Fax: (334) 727-9298
Physical Address:
2521 Old Federal Road
Shorter, AL 36075

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 117
Shorter, AL 36075

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