Sonya Wheeler Rich

Sonya Wheeler Rich

Sonya Wheeler Rich, District 1

302 Diggs Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Cell Phone: 334-303-7890
Alternate Cell Phone: 334-447-3165
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Enterprise native Sonya Wheeler Rich was appointed to the Enterprise City Council in June 2017 to represent District 1.


Councilwoman Rich is a 1992 graduate of Enterprise High School and attended Tuskegee University. She graduated from Auburn University in 2000 with a Bachelor or Arts degree in Psychology. She received a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from Capella University in 2013. She has been employed with the State of Alabama at Coffee County DHR since 2008.

Personal Life

Councilwoman Rich is married to J.L. Rich, and is a member of Greater New Life Baptist Church. She is a member of the Semper Fidelis Club of Enterprise and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

She recites her favorite quote as, "It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice." The Councilwoman is honored to be a member of the City Council and to serve District 1 and all of the people of Enterprise. She said she will approach the job with the philosophy she tries to live by, which is "striving to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but sensibly, in humility, always considering the needs of all mankind."

In her leisure, Councilwoman Rich enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking for her family, traveling with her husband, and attending Auburn football games.