Fairhope city treasurer fired


Fairhope City Treasurer Mike Hinson was fired from his position with the city earlier today.

Hinson had served as city treasurer since Sept. 2017, when he replaced former City Treasurer Deborah Smith following her resignation.

Hinson had previously served as finance director starting in 2013 for the City of Daphne but left that position in 2014 following a settlement in which he alleged wrongful termination by the city.

The city treasurer position is one of the Fairhope positions that is appointed by the city council, so council members will have to make the decision whether to uphold or overturn the firing at a future meeting.

This is a developing story and will be further updated as necessary.