Will Culver, Representing District 5, was elected to the Council in 2008.
Prior to being elected to the Huntsville City Council, Councilman Culver was appointed Chief Magistrate with City of Huntsville Municipal Court in February 1997 and served in that capacity until his election in 2008. Prior to working with the court, he served as a Huntsville Police Officer where he worked first, second, and third shift patrol. He went on to become one of the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officers (D.A.R.E.) in the State of Alabama and was instrumental in helping to train and certify other law enforcement agencies throughout the southern portion of the United States who sought to implement the D.A.R.E. Program in their communities.
Councilman Culver is the youngest of nine children born to the late Florence Horn Culver and Will C. Culver of Abbeville, Alabama. He was educated in the Abbeville public school system. He graduated from Alabama A&M University with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1982 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1988. He furthered his studies at Auburn University in Montgomery where he earned a Master's in Justice and Public Safety in 1995 and went on to earn a Juris Doctor Degree from Birmingham School of Law in 2001.
In October 2008, Councilman Culver was elected to represent the constituents of Huntsville City Council, District 5. In addition to his work on the council, he serves on the Faculty as Director of Criminal Justices Studies at Calhoun Community College and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at Alabama A& M University.
Councilman Culver currently serves on the following boards: Cummings Research Park, Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, Community Action Partnership, present member and former Chairman of the Quality Assurance Board of the Madison County Department of Human Resources, Ability Plus Home Corporation for the Physically and Mentally Disabled, First Stop Homeless Shelter, and Partnership for a Drug-Free Community. He served from 1998 to 2008 as a consultant to the Madison County Mental Health Center where he was instrumental in implementing the first certified parenting program in Madison County.
Councilman Culver currently serves as Chairman of the City of Huntsville's Finance Committee where he is responsible for overseeing a $230 million dollar budget and ensuring that the city maintains it's AAA bond rating. He also serves on the City of Huntsville's Insurance Committee which oversees cost analysis, benefits and expenditures that affect over 2400 employees and their families.
Councilman Culver is a graduate of Class 21 Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and a 2010 graduate of Leadership Alabama. He is an Associate Minister at Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church where he serves as a Trustee Board Member and as Youth Pastor at Calvary Church of the Nazarene. He is also a 2006 recipient of the Madison Mission Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Service Award.
Will is the proud father of 4 children: Lashundra, Kinte and Dominique and the late Michael Andrew Culver.