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Huntsville 101: Register now for Civic Engagement Academy’s fall session

July 15, 2024 Click to view Huntsville 101: Register now for Civic Engagement Academy’s fall session

Citizens who want to learn more about city government and its role within the Huntsville community should apply now for the Civic Engagement Academy’s (CEA) fall 2024 session. Presented by the City’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), the CEA is a free, six-week program that aims to empower and educate individuals on community involvement. The program combines both classroom and interactive instruction, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of [more]

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Air Quality Forecast July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024 Click to view Air Quality Forecast July 15, 2024

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Donated Huntsville Fire & Rescue truck will help train next generation of firefighters

July 12, 2024 Click to view Donated Huntsville Fire & Rescue truck will help train next generation of firefighters

Huntsville Fire & Rescue Service is set to contribute to the training of future firefighters with the donation of a fire truck to the Madison County Career Tech Center. HFR Chief Howard McFarlen said the truck is a valuable training asset for the tech school. He acknowledged Driver-Engineer Heath Jones for originating the idea and for Jones’ efforts to facilitate the donation. “Heath knows firsthand the challenges of recruiting both career and [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

July 11, 2024 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Lace up your sneakers and prepare for a burst of color at the inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk, set for Saturday, July 20, from 8-11 a.m. at John Hunt Park. This free untimed, all-ages event promises to be a multihued highlight of the summer, welcoming families to enjoy a vibrant experience filled with laughter, fitness, community spirit and – most importantly – plenty of color. Runners and walkers will [more]

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Trademark Drive improvements

July 5, 2024 Click to view Trademark Drive improvements

Drivers in D5 will see more efficient traffic flow with the completion of a left turn lane on Trademark Drive at the intersection with Wall Triana Highway. This road improvement project is the result of constituent input and it will make a big difference in D5 to drivers detoured to Trademark Drive due to the closure of Martin Road/James Record Road for a bridge replacement.

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New City Hall tours

July 5, 2024 Click to view New City Hall tours

The popularity of City Hall tours by Arts Huntsville this summer has led to the addition of more tours. After tours on the second Saturdays of June, July and August filled up, Arts Huntsville scheduled two additional docent-led Saturday tours on July 13 and Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. The tours spotlight the nine works of public art displayed throughout City Hall. Click here to register.

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Parks and Recreation Month

July 5, 2024 Click to view Parks and Recreation Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month and this year’s theme, “Find Where You Belong,” spotlights the City’s commitment to enhancing resident experiences through robust parks and greenways as well as promoting recreational opportunities. City recreation centers will host open house events from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday in July to encourage residents to learn more about facilities and programming, along with a full slate of events scheduled throughout the month. Learn more [more]

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MPO Bike Plan open house

July 5, 2024 Click to view MPO Bike Plan open house

Do you have suggestions or ideas on how to make bicycling in Huntsville safer or connectivity more efficient? If so, the Huntsville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) wants to hear from you. A public input session on developing the bike plan will be held Wednesday, July 24, from 4-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church (600 Governors Drive). Also, feedback can be provided through an interactive bike map and an online survey.

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Enforcement of hands-free ordinance begins

July 5, 2024 Click to view Enforcement of hands-free ordinance begins

The City’s hands-free ordinance strives to make roads safer by prohibiting the handling of wireless communication devices while driving with the aim to eliminate distracted driver accidents. Following a six-month education period, the City began enforcing the ordinance on July 1. Read more about the ordinance here.

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Save the date for July town hall

July 5, 2024 Click to view Save the date for July town hall

Join Council Member John Meredith for his monthly town hall on Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at Hope Church (1861 Balch Road, Madison). The meeting will focus on development in the district and Meredith’s guest will be Shane Davis, the City’s Director of Urban and Economic Development. You can submit questions here for Meredith to address at the town hall.

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