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.
After thirty years in service, Huntsville Shuttle and HandiRide services have a new look and new names. The Huntsville Shuttle is now “Orbit” while HandiRide’s moniker has changed to “Access.” The rebranding efforts are part of a larger, five-phase Transit Improvement Plan that includes expanded fixed route and paratransit service, a new mobile app, additional transit hubs and the elimination of underutilized routes. Additional improvements to Huntsville’s public transportation offerings include [more]Read More
Due to the high volume of curbside debris this week, curbside debris collection may be delayed one day on some routes. Sanitation appreciates the public’s patience and will complete all curbside debris collections by the end of the week. Please call Sanitation at 256-883-3964 with any questions.Read More
Huntsville Public Transit is making adjustments to the Shuttle Bus schedule in order to continue to provide critical transportation services to the citizens of Huntsville and to protect the health and safety of the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Shuttle Bus service will operate Monday through Friday starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Saturday service will be suspended effective Saturday, April 4, 2020. “These changes will allow us [more]Read More
The National Weather Service in Huntsville is forecasting storms this week, some possibly severe, and the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is recommending residents consider their plan for shelter. The decision to seek protection in a community storm shelter may be more difficult this spring by restrictions in place for COVID-19. “Each individual needs to make an educated decision on where and when to shelter from strong winds or tornado,” said Jeffrey Birdwell, Director of the Huntsville Madison Emergency Management Agency. At [more]Read More
Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]Read More