Upon filing the certificate of incorporation and the certificate of the Secretary of State in the office of the judge of probate as provided in Section 11-89-32, the special corporation shall come into existence. The corporation shall have three directors. The directors shall be elected by the board for staggered terms so that one director shall serve an initial term of two years, one director shall serve an initial term of four years, and one director shall serve an initial term of six years. Thereafter, all directors shall serve six-year terms. Any director of the special corporation shall serve until his or her successor is elected and qualified. No director of the special corporation may be an officer of any municipality, county, or the State of Alabama, nor may any director of the special corporation be a director of the district. Each director shall reside in the service area of the special corporation as set forth in its certificate of incorporation. No director may be removed from office, except by virtue of ceasing to reside in the service area or by impeachment as provided in Section 11-89-6.