2024 Legislative Summary for April


From Representative Matt Simpson, Chairman of the Baldwin County Legislative Delegation

There is no better time than spring in Baldwin County. The weather is perfect. The breeze slides off the bay and the weekends are filled with small town festivals and events that make our county the best in all the south. 

As a legislator, one of the most fulfilling duties I have is to help pick local organizations and events to receive an annual tourism grant.

Each year the Alabama Tourism Department works with the legislature to disperse millions of dollars in grants allocated from the state’s budget.

Our goal is to help bring to life the geographical and cultural diversity that thrives throughout our great state.

In Baldwin County, our Legislative Delegation is proud to award more than 20 such grants to organizations in our districts.

The grants, amounting to $2,600 for monies awarded by members of the House of Representatives, are used to help grow these events each year in a number of ways. The hope is that with these extra funds, will not only help the event to grow each year, but as they do, so will the number of folks who get to enjoy these special events.

For 2024, I am pleased to present Legislative Grants to the following events and organizations: the USS Alabama, Blakeley Historic State Park, the Jennifer Clarie Moore Foundation rodeo, and the Jubilee Festival of Art.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the events that are put on by these organizations, put aside some time this year to do so. We have some of the most creative and inspiring individuals right in our neighborhoods. A weekend with them is a weekend spent appreciating what makes Baldwin County an amazing place to live.

 If you have any questions or concerns or comments or want to raise an issue … or if you just need to talk about something, that’s what we’re here for, so please reach out and give me a call or shoot me an email.

Matt Simpson is the Chairman of the Baldwin County Legislative Delegation and represents District 96 in the Alabama House of Representatives. He can be reached at [email protected].






Where We Meet

The Gift Horse Restaurant

209 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535

Our Meetings

Meetings are usually the fourth Tuesday of each month (except November and December).


11:00 AM - Meet and Greet with our members

11:30 AM - Buffet Lunch  ($13 cash/check)

(Credit cards are accepted and include a convenience fee - $14)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Speaker and Business meeting