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First of its kind: City of Huntsville seeks full-time Music Officer

July 16, 2021 Click to view First of its kind: City of Huntsville seeks full-time Music Officer

The City of Huntsville is now accepting applications for Huntsville Music Officer, a full-time position geared toward anyone with a vision for transforming the Rocket City into a must-see music city. The City is in a prime position to draw regional and national music fans who want to catch a show at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center or the new Mars Music Hall. At MidCity, [more]

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Arts Huntsville invites artists to submit qualifications for public art installations in new City Hall

July 15, 2021 Click to view Arts Huntsville invites artists to submit qualifications for public art installations in new City Hall

Arts Huntsville announced a national Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for two large-scale public art installations to be included in the new Huntsville City Hall complex scheduled for completion in August 2023. The two public art installations will be viewed as visitors enter City Hall and include an Entry Lobby Wall Art installation and a Suspended Artwork installation above the grand staircase between the first and second floor public entry areas. The [more]

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Huntsville City Council seeks to clarify proposed bylaw changes

July 8, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council seeks to clarify proposed bylaw changes

The Huntsville City Council is seeking to clarify proposed changes to its bylaws, which would streamline how Council conducts City business. Those changes, introduced at the June 24 meeting, will be considered tonight. If enacted, the changes would amend Divisions 1 and 2 of Article III City Council of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Huntsville, Alabama. By modifying the bylaws, the Council hopes to conduct City business in a [more]

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City of Huntsville Feedback on HPCAC Report

July 2, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Feedback on HPCAC Report

The City of Huntsville provided additional feedback to City Council on the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council Report from April 22, 2021. The report is available for viewing below: City Feedback to HPCAC Report RELATED NEWS City leaders respond to HPCAC Report  

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Huntsville City Council Appoints Ryan Renaud to District 4 School Board Seat

June 10, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council Appoints Ryan Renaud to District 4 School Board Seat

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday appointed Ryan Renaud to the District 4 seat on the Huntsville City School Board. Renaud was one of five candidates who interviewed for the position. The appointment fills a vacancy left by Walker McGinnis, who recently resigned from the board due to health issues. “We are grateful to all the applicants who expressed a desire to serve our community. Each one brought a unique set of [more]

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Huntsville City Council Announces District 4 School Board Candidates

May 28, 2021 Click to view Huntsville City Council Announces District 4 School Board Candidates

– The Huntsville City Council will interview five candidates for the District 4 seat on the Huntsville City School Board during public meetings Friday, June 4, and Monday, June 7, in the seventh-floor conference room of Huntsville City Hall. The City’s selection committee received six applications for outgoing School Board Member Walker McGinnis’ term, which will expire in November 2022. One of the candidates did not meet residency requirements. The selection process requires [more]

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Finance Presents Mid-Year Budget Review

May 27, 2021 Click to view Finance Presents Mid-Year Budget Review

City of Huntsville Finance Director Penny Smith provided a mid-year budget review to Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville City Council at their regularly scheduled May 28 meeting. “You’ve heard me say a budget is just a plan, and you need to adjust your budget as your needs change,” said Smith. The Finance Director reviewed revenue collections and stimulus funding to date and shifts in City expenditures. Highlights include: $1 million increase for [more]

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City of Huntsville Welcomes Alabama League of Municipalities Convention

May 13, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Welcomes Alabama League of Municipalities Convention

Mayor Tommy Battle is extending a warm welcome to the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM), which is hosting its 2021 convention in the Rocket City. The convention kicked off Wednesday evening with a reception at the Von Braun Center (VBC). The annual event allows municipal vendors and state agencies to network with City officials and employees. “We are proud to have leaders from across the state here in Huntsville,” Mayor Battle said. [more]

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City Council Establishes Selection Process for District 4 School Board Vacancy

May 10, 2021 Click to view City Council Establishes Selection Process for District 4 School Board Vacancy

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Huntsville City Council is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Huntsville City School Board. The Huntsville City School Board. From left, outgoing member Walker McGinnis (District 4), Elisa Ferrell (District 3), Superintendent Christie Finley, Beth Wilder (District 2), Michelle Watkins (District 1) and Carlos Mathews (District 5). The District 4 position will become vacant following longtime educator Walker McGinnis’ resignation, which will be effective May 30. [more]

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City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

May 6, 2021 Click to view City Opens Community Foundation Park in Downtown Huntsville

The City of Huntsville added another beautiful park to its inventory of urban spaces today following a dedication and ribbon cutting for Community Foundation Park. Anchoring the intersection of Dr. Joseph Lowery Boulevard and Pelham Avenue along downtown’s gateway entrance, the new park is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville, Arts Huntsville, and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. A centerpiece of the urban plaza is a public art installation designed by [more]

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