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 February 22, 2018 Meeting

February 23, 2018

Highlights from the February 22nd regularly scheduled Huntsville City Council Meeting Annexation The City Council unanimously approved the annexation of  659.10 acres of land lying east of U.S. Highway 231 South and on the north and south sides of River Loop Road, in Morgan County. The annexation comes [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the February 8, 2018 Meeting

February 9, 2018

  MidCity The City Council approved an agreement with High Point Huntsville LLC for the company to lease a 6,500-square foot parcel at MidCity. The City has maintained 38 acres of the development for a park designated for unique recreational uses, including a climbing wall. High Point [more]

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Huntsville Earns “Straight A” Financial Report Card

January 26, 2018

For the 10th straight year, two of the nation’s top credit rating agencies assigned the City of Huntsville their highest scores. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville a rating of “AAA” and Moody’s Investors Service awarded a rating of “Aaa,” each company reaffirming their prior [more]

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City Garbage Collection Operating on One Day Delay

January 22, 2018

Public Works is experiencing additional garbage collection delays this week after last week’s winter weather. Today, Monday, January 22 crews will be collecting last week’s Thursday routes. Monday’s garbage will be collected on Tuesday, January 23. Tuesday’s garbage will be collected on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday’s garbage will be [more]

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City Garbage Collection Delayed

January 18, 2018

Public Works is experiencing additional garbage collection delays this week due to the effects of bitter cold temperatures and patchy ice on some streets. While most roads are passable, the severe cold plays havoc with the hydraulics and seals on the trucks, causing them to malfunction. “Our [more]

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