Tony Kennon was elected Mayor of the City of Orange Beach on August 26, 2008. He had previously served on the Orange Beach Planning Commission and the City Council.
Mayor Kennon, a native of Chickasaw, Alabama in Mobile County, has been coming to Orange Beach since the 1960s, and has lived here full-time since 1991. Mayor Kennon is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Physical Therapy and past owner of Forever Young Rehabilitation Services, now known as Encore Rehabilitation. He was Team Physical Therapist and an Athletic Trainer for the University of Alabama Athletic Department for four years. He is also a founding board member of the University of Alabama Sports Medicine Bureau. The Mayor continues to work as a rehabilitation consultant.
He is married to Paula, a graduate of Huntingdon College and University of Alabama School of Law. They have 2 children, Zane and Bailey, and son-in-law Clay Wyatt.