Business View Civil and Municipal | March 2021

73 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MARCH 2021 Millbrook, ALABAMA Comfort, convenience and community M illbrook, Alabama had its early beginnings during the 19th century, when wealthy families of nearby ontgomery first enjoyed the area as a summer retreat. The rural setting offered a quiet place to escape the city and relax in the cool, clear water of the Robinson Springs. The community grew in popularity during the 1920s and 1930s and, over time, permanent year-round residences started to appear, followed quickly by schools, churches, and rail transportation. The city was formally incorporated in 1977, a few years after Interstate 65 was completed, resulting in continued population growth and community development. Millbrook is now the largest city in Elmore County, with a population close to 20,000. Located just 10 miles north of Montgomery, it offers a small-town quality of life for its many citizens who work in the larger metropolitan area. Millbrook Mayor, Al Kelley, reflects,