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Hometown highlight: Mobile, Alabama

Susan Simpson

Q&A with Michele Crimson, senior field office administrator.

Where is Mobile?

Mobile is in lower Alabama, located on the mouth of Mobile Bay, which leads to the Gulf of Mexico.

What is Mobile known for?

Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, not New Orleans. They “borrowed” it from us, but we’re ok with that!

What are some visitor attractions?

Visit Bellingrath Gardens, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park or come for Mardi Gras. We also have the largest Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in the U.S. on tiny Dauphin Island.

How are Williams employees active in the community?

Mobile is a great place to live and work. Our employees love to volunteer their time for various community service opportunities. Each year we hold a United Way Golf Tournament and we are (hopefully) hosting our 17th annual tournament in October. We also have a great turnout for the United Way Day of Caring, where our employees turn from plant operators to painters, landscapers, builders and fence builders, just to name a few. Although our Annual Blood Drive has been postponed, our employees have been rolling up their sleeves for 15-plus years and have helped saved lives in the Mobile area.

Why is Mobile Bay a good place to live and work? Mobile is a great place to live and work, while the summers may be hot, our winters are more bearable than those of our neighbors to the North! We have the freshest seafood around and the fishing is amazing out in the Gulf. Unlike a lot of large cities, most Mobilians can get to work, go shopping or visit the beach in about 30 minutes. I was born and raised in Mobile and love it!