ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — June marks five years since Kenneth Boswell resigned as mayor of Enterprise when he was appointed as the director of ADECA, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

And despite his job being based in Montgomery, the former mayor and his family maintain their home in the City of Progress.

Last week, Boswell accompanied Governor Ivey on a tour of ALFAB a 51-year-old aluminum fabricator based on the Boll Weevil Circle.

Boswell was the city’s mayor for nearly two decades. On any given day as director of ADECA, Boswell could be anywhere in the state. But, coming back home takes on a little more significance from a personal

“These are new adventures and new times for me, and being able to help all elected people throughout the state of Alabama and be given this opportunity to share my knowledge has been a really great time,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

Now, as state director of ADECA, Boswell can be anywhere in the state at any time. But he says Coffee County, especially Enterprise, is always home.

For the 17 years Boswell served as mayor, Enterprise saw some of its greatest residential and business growth. He also oversaw the rebuilding of the city after the deadly March 2007 tornado.

“We still reside here, although I’m on the road 2 or 3 days a week,” Boswell said. “But, we still call Enterprise home. The things I’ve gathered over the years and being able to share that with other elected officials means a great deal and hopefully, we’re building a better Alabama every day that we live.”

Despite all the beauty in the state of Alabama, there’s nothing like the City of Progress.