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Category: Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2018 Budget to City Council

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the City Council at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating budget, represents [more]

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Mayor’s 100 Miles – 100 Days Walking Challenge

Mayor Tommy Battle will launch his annual 100 Miles – 100 Days Walking Challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. with a brisk walk through the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The kick-off event will join“Fidos After Five” walkers, and participants are invited to bring their leashed [more]

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New Huntsville Aquatics Center offers ultimate #GoPlayHsv

The City’s new $22 million Huntsville Aquatics Center opened today on Drake Avenue with a ceremonial “dive-in” and open house. The stunning new 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features three large pools, new restrooms, conference and hospitality space, offices and concessions, 264 parking spaces and [more]

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Blue Origin Selects Huntsville for New BE-4 Production

New 200,000 square feet facility to locate in Cummings Research Park — Blue Origin announced plans to manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the-art production facility to be built in Huntsville, Alabama — the Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s [more]

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Proposed NASA budget good for Huntsville and Marshall Space Flight Center

The support for NASA in the proposed federal budget is both a sign of approval and a cause for optimism, believes Todd May, director of Marshall Space Flight Center. “Our brand is strong and what we do at NASA resonates on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue,” [more]

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Google Fiber’s first service area opens for North Huntsville residents

Huntsville’s transformation into a “Gig City” has taken a major step. Customers in North Huntsville are now able to sign up to begin receiving phone, internet and television service through Google Fiber, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Tuesday morning. Battle’s initiative to see that Huntsville became a [more]

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Mayor Battle honors Jim Hudson, Pizzelle’s Confections with last “This Place Matters” designation

Mayor Battle’s final “This Place Matters” designation was presented to Mr. Jim Hudson and Pizzelle’s Confections this morning. Mr. Hudson was honored for his leadership in transforming Lowe Mill, a former textile mill and shoe making facility for the Vietnam War, into the nation’s largest privately [more]

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Preservation & Placemaking Talk and Panel to take place May 16 at 6 p.m.

  On Tuesday, May 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the A/V Room at Campus No. 805, the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission along with the City of Huntsville’s preservationist, Jessica White, will present a free, educational seminar focused on how cities can embrace a strategy of [more]

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Cyber Huntsville to Host 9th Annual Cyber Security Summit

Register now for the 9th annual National Cyber Security Summit, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The National Cyber Security Summit is the preeminent event for cyber training, education and workforce development aimed at protecting our nation’s infrastructure from the [more]

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Campus No. 805 Earns “This Place Matters” Award

Mayor Tommy Battle presented Campus No. 805 with a “This Place Matters” award for its creative adaptive reuse of an old school building on Clinton Avenue in West Huntsville. The award is the second of four awards Mayor Battle will present in May as part [more]

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