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Council Member Bill Kling, Jr.

Bill Kling

Third Presiding Officer , District 4

Bill Kling, Jr., was born and raised in Huntsville. He was elected to the Huntsville Board of Education in 1984, elected to the city council in 1988, and re-elected since. Mr. Kling was twice elected city council president.

Mr. Kling received a B.S. degree in Mass Media Communications and Public Administration from the University of Alabama and a M.S. degree in Urban studies from Alabama A&M University.

Mr. Kling has held numerous positions in the broadcast and public relations fields including public relations director, radio announcer and newscaster for a public radio station, and broadcast instructor and public relations specialist for John C. Calhoun Junior College.

Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

October 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services announces ‘spooktacular’ adoption event

With Halloween is fast approaching, those with a loving home who get a kick out of dressing up their furry friends should take advantage of a “spooktacular” offer from Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). The shelter is now offering adult canines and felines at a reduced rate of $10, though some exclusions apply. Puppies and kittens can be adopted for as little as $50. HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said kennels are at [more]

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City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

October 14, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville presents foundational redistricting plan

The City of Huntsville’s redistricting team presented a proposed redistricting plan to City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The draft plan will be available on HuntsvilleAL.gov/redistricting for members of the public to review. This draft plan sets the baseline document from which members of the public can submit recommendations for adjustments. Additionally, citizens can submit their own plan for consideration. After careful consideration, Council will adopt a final redistricting [more]

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Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

October 7, 2021 Click to view Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency unveils new website

The Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency (HMCEMA) is inviting the public to check out its new website, which includes the Huntsville area’s best resources for emergency preparedness information. Completion of the new Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency website comes just ahead of the start of North Alabama’s secondary severe weather season, which spans November and December. The organization’s website, madisoncountyalema.gov, features timely information on topics to not only safeguard residents, but also [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

October 5, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services invites the public to come pick a ‘pumpkin’

During the fall season, people go to great lengths to pick a perfect pumpkin to carve or display. Similar care should be taken when picking out a furry friend. Just as farmers markets, pumpkin patches and grocery stores have a seemingly endless supply of colorful pumpkins and gourds, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has plenty of animals of all shapes and sizes ready to be picked. In some cases, a new friend [more]

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City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

September 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville announces launch of free redistricting software

Huntsville residents who would like to be involved in the ongoing redistricting process can now create their own plan using free software, provided by the City of Huntsville. The software, available here, gives constituents a voice in how City Council districts will be redrawn. “While we have always welcomed input and the ability to meet with the Redistricting Team to create a plan, we wanted an online option so residents could [more]

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