Tim Holcombe is a native of Birmingham, AL. and attended Banks High School. His first job was delivering newspapers and working in area grocery stores. He attended the University of Montevallo, while also working part time in grocery stores and doing construction work during summer recess. At Montevallo, he was actively involved in College Night and was also a founding brother of the Montevallo Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity, in which he held several offices. He has three sisters, all still living in Alabama, and all are or were employed in the public education field.
After college, he opened a high end audio store, which he ran successfully for five years. He found his career niche with the soft drink business in sales and marketing in 1977, joining the Dr Pepper Company. The soft drink industry has seen much consolidation over the past 30 years, and Tim traveled extensively throughout the southeast during this time representing brands such as 7 Up, A&W, RC, Sun Drop and Snapple until 2003. That year, a company reorganization offered an opportunity for relocation to northern Alabama and employment with the Sun Drop Bottling Company, which opened a new chapter in his life. Tim is the Marketing Manager for the SunDrop / 7 Up Bottling Company, who distribute beverage products throughout a 12 county area of northern Alabama area.
Tim has been married to Sharon Lynch Holcombe for 35 years, who also attended University of Montevallo. She taught public school in the Birmingham City and Shelby County School Systems and is presently a teacher at Monrovia Middle School, with 34 years teaching experience. Sharon also serves as President of the Madison Street Festival. They have two children: their son, Daniel, is Vestavia High School and Auburn University graduate, and is employed in Atlanta by Zurich Insurance. Daniel was also in the Army Reserves and served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005-2006. Their daughter Rosalie, is a Bob Jones and the University of Montevallo graduate, where she majored in Art, and she is a Realtor here in Madison.
Upon moving to Madison, Tim quickly became interested in the local scene, since he no longer traveled extensively. He was elected President of the newly formed Walden Homeowners Association. He began attending City Council and Planning & Zoning Board meetings in 2005 and educating himself about the process. Seeing a need to unite other Homeowner Associations to share information and mentor, he founded the Madison Homeowners Association Network in 2007.
Tim is an avid scuba diver, certified as a PADI Dive Master, and also an avid motorcyclist. He has also worked with charity organizations including the March of Dimes, St. Jude’s, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and others. He is also on the Delta Chi Alumni Board of Trustees.
Tim was elected to represent Madison’s District 1 in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, and his priorities include continued emphasis for our school system, business recruitment and development, continued infrastructure development, to include roads, bridges, bike lanes and sidewalks, and completion of the Bradford Creek Greenway. He is the President of the City Council, a member of the Human Resources Committee and a previous Board member and current Council liaison to the Madison Street Festival. He encourages and invites input and participation from residents and appreciates and enjoys the opportunity to serve our community.