And Ebright does--and has--served well the city in which he makes his home with his wife Andrea and their daughter Catherine.
Even before Semmes was an incorporated city, Ebright served on the Annexation Committee. And now, five years later, he is on the Special Projects Committee, through which he works with individual citizens, property owners, neighborhoods and homeowner associations to bring their opinions and perspectives, study issues and develop recommendations in a focused, small group structure to share with City Council members.
He is also on the Semmes Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee, which involves working with others on matters concerning playgrounds, athletic fields and recreation centers. The committee addresses beautification projects, including holiday decorations and reducing litter on the streets; the Christmas Tree Lighting near the library and the Christmas Parade.
And he has helped with the Semmes Easter event, the recent Semmes CityFest and Parade, the Semmes Azalea Festival and Camellia Festival and the Semmes Freedom Celebration.
Sometimes, his duties include setting up a sound system; sometimes, such as the March 19th City Clean-Up, it's picking up litter along the City's rights of way. Sometimes, his volunteerism leads him to stand in a tent and hand out sun screen, hand sanitizer and other materials or simply to help clean up after an event.
Ebright estimates that he spends an average of eight hours a week in volunteer service; he's a member of the Chamber of Commerce; he attends City Council meetings and those of the Planning Commission and the Semmes Volunteer Fire Department Board meetings.
The Ebrights attend Pathway Church, and he volunteers there whenever he is needed, particularly the media and sound system for the children's ministry.
Tony Ebright enjoys his volunteer work, which he sees as an opportunity to listen and work with citizens in the community to "further enhance the quality of life in Semmes."