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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Battle Statement on NASA Marshall’s Leading Role in America’s Return to the Moon

In front of the hydrogen fuel tank for the Space Launch System, America’s next rocket, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced today that Marshall Space Flight Center and Huntsville, Alabama will play a leadership role in Project Artemis, NASA’s lunar exploration program that aims to land [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Declines Pay Raise  

Mayor Tommy Battle informed City Council this morning of his intent to veto the pay raise approved at their meeting Thursday night. This is Battle’s first veto in his 11-years as Mayor of Huntsville. “I have said I am satisfied with my salary and I knew what it was when [more]

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Lunar Rover Walk: Mayor Battle to escort Lunar Rover Replica from VBC to Courthouse Square July 19

Fifty years ago, Huntsvillians gathered on the steps of the Madison County Courthouse to celebrate an American achievement unlike any other. America landed men on the moon safely, and Huntsville played a leading role in the historic journey. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 [more]

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Huntsville Opens Sand Volleyball Complex in John Hunt Park

The City of Huntsville has opened its newest sports amenity in John Hunt Park, a $3.7 million Sand Volleyball Complex with state of the art technology for athletes. The 12-court beach/sand volleyball facility is expected to mark Huntsville as a premier location for regional and [more]

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Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering Makes Milestone Announcements

The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering made a number of significant announcements today in Huntsville, marking a major step forward in plans to open the magnet school in Huntsville in August 2020. In an event at Redstone Federal Credit Union, Senator Arthur Orr, President [more]

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#GoPlayHsv in July during Parks & Recreation’s month’s long celebration 

Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Parks & Recreation Director Steve Ivey encourage Huntsville citizens to enjoy Parks & Recreation Month with the #GoPlayHsv challenge. In celebration of Parks & Recreation Month, the City of Huntsville will be hosting events and activities and sharing these on the [more]

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City Planning Director Michelle Jordan announces move to TARCOG

Michelle Jordan, Huntsville’s Director of Planning, is leaving her position with the City to become the executive director for Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, known as TARCOG. Jordan has served Mayor Tommy Battle’s administration since 2009 in key leadership roles to include Director of [more]

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Don’t miss the bus! Huntsville Shuttle and Handi-Ride improvements to begin July 1

Huntsville’s public transit system is set to implement a number of improvements on July 1 following a comprehensive study of its operations. New routes, extended weekday hours, and Saturday service are part of a five-phase public transit improvement plan for the City’s transportation network. Phase 1 implementation [more]

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Huntsville Retains “Straight A” Financial Report Card

Two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores this week.  Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of Aaa and AAA, respectively. The credit rating agencies cited Huntsville’s strengths to include a [more]

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Huntsville earns national rankings for safe street policies and biking improvements

Huntsville’s commitment to making streets safer and more bike and pedestrian friendly has recently earned the City two national accolades. A Best City for Bikes People for Bikes reviewed biking infrastructure in 509 cities and Huntsville ranked 37th in its annual rating of  The Best Cities for [more]

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