Council Member Bill Kling, Jr.
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.
Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville City Schools representatives and members of Huntsville City Council to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art Central Office and Career Technical Facility. The City transferred 14 acres at the corner of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive to Huntsville City Schools for the new campus. The projected completion date is fall 2025. Referencing the new career tech center, Mayor Battle said the facility will empower [more]Read More
A marker at the entrance of McThornmor Acres provides a history of the neighborhood. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2022. It’s been nearly two years since McThornmor Acres joined the U.S. Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), but the celebration continues. City representatives, local historians and residents recently unveiled a historic marker at the neighborhood’s entrance that tells its story to passersby. Incorporated in 1956, [more]Read More
Huntsville’s Hispanic and Latino residents shared their thoughts on issues ranging from employment to community policing during a recent town hall at McDonnell Elementary School. Mayor Tommy Battle speaks with a Huntsville resident at a Hispanic Community Town Hall at McDonnell Elementary School. The evening event featured a panel discussion with City leaders on topics specific to the growing Hispanic and Latino communities. Led by Kenny Anderson, Director of the City’s Office [more]Read More
Serving one of the fastest-growing cities in Alabama, City leaders want to ensure all segments of Huntsville’s diverse population are represented. To that end, District 4 City Council Member Bill Kling invites members of the Hispanic community to a town hall meeting Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. The event will be in the McDonnell Elementary School cafeteria, 4010 Binderton Place SW. A light meal will be provided. “I am looking forward [more]Read More
A discretionary improvement fund established for each Huntsville City Council district is helping to improve quality of life for citizens across all parts of our community. (From left to right) District 2 Council Member David Little, District 3 Council Member Dr. Jennie Robinson, District 5 Council Member John Meredith, District 4 Council Member Bill Kling and District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith. The City Council proposed a resolution last year that would [more]Read More