Frances Akridge Council Member

District 2

Frances Akridge was born in Washington, D.C. and settled in Huntsville in 2007.  She graduated from Hayfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

She started her first term as a Council Member in 2018.

Since the early 2000s, Frances has served her community in a number of organizations, with a particular focus on the arts and education. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy biking, gardening, hiking and camping with their fur baby foundlings – Okie, Toby and Ladybug.

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Council Member Frances Akridge

Council Names New Recreation Center after Former Council President Mark Russell

September 12, 2019

Fittingly, former City Council President Mark Russell is much more anxious to discuss the soon to be constructed recreation center in Hampton Cove than the name expected to be affixed to the project. On Sept. 12, the Huntsville City Council will announce that Mark Russell will [more]

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City Council Establishes Selection Process for School Board Vacancy

May 23, 2019

Candidate applications accepted through June 7 for Board of Education District 5 position The Huntsville City Council will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Huntsville City School Board. The District 5 position will become vacant effective May 24 following Pam Hill’s resignation. Under Alabama [more]

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Flooding Forecast: City of Huntsville crews prepare for hazardous weather​ potential

February 18, 2019

The Huntsville Office of the National Weather Service is forecasting between 6 and 8 inches of rain accumulation in Huntsville and North Alabama through Sunday, February 24. Flooding of local waterways, including the Tennessee River, is possible. In preparation for this potentially hazardous weather, the City [more]

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Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

February 7, 2019

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth [more]

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City ordinance enforces humane conditions for dogs living outdoors

January 31, 2019

The Huntsville City Council approved new pet ordinances in October 2018 to safeguard the care of dogs living outdoors. Pet owners of any canine that normally house their animals outside unattended on their property are now required to provide a humane restraint for these animals, which [more]

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