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

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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Winter Weather Alert: Huntsville municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, Jan. 29

January 28, 2019

City Hall and municipal offices will be closed, Tuesday, January 29, due to the winter weather and hazardous road conditions. This includes Public Transit, Handi-Ride, Municipal Court, and all municipal services and facilities. Garbage collection will experience delays for the remainder of the week. Residents should place their trash cans curbside on their regularly [more]

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City of Huntsville Reviews Proposal for $40M Amphitheater

January 23, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle and members of his Urban and Economic Development team are proposing a new $40 million amphitheater to be built in a public park as part of the Mid-City development. Council Members held a work session on Jan. 23 to review the proposal along [more]

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City of Huntsville Holiday Hours for week of December 24, 2018

December 21, 2018

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for non essential personnel on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Garbage Pick Up Schedule for Week of December 24 City of Huntsville [more]

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