Councilman J. Ford Canale was sworn in to serve the citizens of Memphis on May 22, 2018. As the representative of Super District 9, Position 2, Ford has the privilege of serving over 300,000 Memphians. A graduate of Christian Brothers High School, Canale brings his experience from a small family business and his steadfast commitment to his hometown to this position. His experience in service and leadership will be an asset to this Council and to our city. Councilman Canale earned Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He is a funeral director at Canale Funeral Directors. Ford is also a Licensed Insurance Producer and a Golf Coach at Christian Brothers High School. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Ave Maria Home.
Currently, Councilman Canale serves as the Chair of the Government Affairs & Annexations Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee. Ford also serves as the City Council Liaison for the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Chickasaw Basin Authority.
Councilman J. Ford Canale and his wife, Sophie have two children, Joseph Ford Canale, Jr. and Rollins Canale. The Canale family attends St. Louis Catholic Church.Map of Super District 9-2