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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.

Significant Mill Creek redevelopment earns prestigious $50M HUD grant

July 17, 2024 Click to view Significant Mill Creek redevelopment earns prestigious $50M HUD grant

The City of Huntsville and the Huntsville Housing Authority have been awarded a prestigious $50 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation (CNI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize and transform the area surrounding Butler Terrace and Johnson Towers. The grant sets the stage for a $350 million investment to redevelop the 27-acre site, now known as Mill Creek, into a mixed-income community with workforce housing, [more]

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City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

June 14, 2024 Click to view City of Huntsville offices to close Wednesday for Juneteenth

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day. This includes Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed the week of June 17-21. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities will close except splash pads, which will be open [more]

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Huntsville officials invite Hispanic and Latino communities to town hall event

May 23, 2024 Click to view Huntsville officials invite Hispanic and Latino communities to town hall event

Hispanic and Latino residents are invited to engage with leaders from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville City Schools as part of an upcoming town hall event. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and District 4 Council Member Bill Kling, is Sunday, June 2, from 5-6:30 p.m. at McDonnell Elementary School cafeteria, 4010 Binderton Place SW, Huntsville. Several representatives from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville [more]

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Huntsville approves grant applications for improvements to Holmes Avenue, Governors Drive

May 9, 2024 Click to view Huntsville approves grant applications for improvements to Holmes Avenue, Governors Drive

The City will move forward with applications for two U.S. Department of Transportation grants focusing on safety and traffic congestion on two busy roadways in the downtown area following City Council approval. One grant would help pay for construction improvements on a 3.35-mile stretch of Holmes Avenue while the other would help fund a study for improvements on an 8.85-mile stretch of Governors Drive that includes the Medical District. Both projects [more]

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Council Member Kling Seeks Community Feedback

March 20, 2024 Click to view Council Member Kling Seeks Community Feedback

Are you a District 4 resident with a question or concern? If so, Council Member Bill Kling would like to hear from you. Each March, Kling distributes comment cards to various locations in hopes residents will complete them and mail them in. Save a stamp and return them in person to the City Council office on the seventh floor of City Hall, 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville. “This helps me to do a [more]

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