Mark Russell Council President

District 2

Mark Russell, moved to Huntsville with his parents in 1973. He attended Jones Valley Elementary School, Whitesburg Middle School and Huntsville High. Mark graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

He has served on the Council since 2002, and has been elected by his fellow representatives to serve as Council president 10 times, from 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2008-2015, and again for 2017-2018.

Since the mid-1990s, Mark has served his community in a number of organizations, with a particular focus on children’s needs. The father of two daughters, he has worked to toward providing equal opportunities for all area children.

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Council President Mark Russell

City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 16, 2017 Meeting

November 17, 2017

Economic Development Council voted to approve an economic development agreement with the BOCAR Group that will include up to $400,000 in performance and investment-based incentives. BOCAR, a top Tier 1 automotive supplier, will build a $115 million advanced manufacturing plant in Huntsville/Limestone County. The facility will employ [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Nov. 2, 2017 Meeting

November 3, 2017

Planning & Development Council voted to rezone 171.41 acres of land lying east and south of Liberty Hill Road and east of Opportunity Boulevard to Planned Industrial District for the North Huntsville Industrial Park. Approved a decrease in the price of land for sale in North [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the Oct. 26, 2017 Meeting

October 26, 2017

Zoning Council voted to introduce an ordinance to update the hours of operation for the Arts and Entertainment Districts to Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. The new times will be voted on at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 2. Council approved [more]

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District 2 Council Member Mark Russell will not seek 5th term

October 20, 2017

City Council Member Mark Russell, who has represented District 2 residents since 2002, announced today he will not seek reelection in 2018.   “It has been a high honor to serve the Huntsville community for so many years, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to help [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from October 12, 2017

October 13, 2017

New President District 2 Council Member Mark Russell was honored early in Thursday’s Huntsville City Council meeting with his 15-year pin for service to the City. Then at meeting’s end, he was elected as the Council President. It will be his tenth term in that role. Dr. [more]

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