Council Member John Meredith
Huntsville City Council President John Meredith is the son of civil rights icon James H. Meredith, the first African American to enroll and graduate from the previously segregated University of Mississippi.
John’s first career was as a laboratory technologist. While managing a hospital-based clinical lab in Kansas, John participated in a Washington fly-in as a member of the clinical lab manager’s association to lobby against a bill that would eventually have a profound negative impact on the delivery of services to patients. He found the process fascinating and, after securing a master’s degree a year later, rededicated his professional efforts to government.
A key tool used to improve infrastructure and development of industrial sites continues to show positive dividends as City leaders look to the future. An aerial view of Huntsville’s western industrial corridor. Tax increment finance districts, or TIFs, have helped the City lure industry as well as improve public infrastructure. Finance Director Penny Smith said Huntsville tax increment finance districts, or TIFs, have contributed directly to continued growth and public improvements. TIFs [more]Read More
North Alabama music lovers are invited to connect with fellow fans and musicians and get more involved with Huntsville’s music scene at the next HSV Quarterly Music Meetup on Thursday, June 23. The event will run from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Orion Amphitheater at MidCity District. Musicians and curators from Blast Music, a free streaming platform from the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) featuring local artists, and members of the Huntsville [more]Read More
Most City of Huntsville employees will enjoy a day off Monday, June 20, to celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day. All municipal offices will close Monday, including Animal Services, Public Transit (Orbit and Access) and Municipal Court. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of June 20-24. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Parks & Recreation: All facilities [more]Read More
As the old saying goes, “A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.” Fortunately, finding a loyal and enthusiastic best friend is as easy as visiting Huntsville Animal Services (HAS). June 8 is National Best Friends Day and HAS is celebrating with $10 adoption fees for most dogs through June 12. The number of dogs at the shelter has swelled and HAS [more]Read More
For more than 35 years, the City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation Department has helped introduce children to the joy of fishing. This year is no exception. On Saturday, June 4, the Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo returns to Brahan Spring Park North Lagoon. Whether it’s your child’s first time to fish or they’re a practiced hand at casting a line, this free event, for ages 6-12, is fun for the whole family. With [more]Read More