Mark Russell Council President pro tem

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 nine times, from 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 2008-2015. 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 Member Mark Russell

Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2018 Budget to City Council

September 14, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle presented the City’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the City Council at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Mayor proposed a balanced $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating budget, represents [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017

City Council voted unanimously to rename the site of the former Grissom High School property on Bailey Cove Road as the Sandra Moon Community Complex. Moon, one of the Council’s most popular and highly regarded members during her tenure, served as District 3 Council Member [more]

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Public Meeting for Downtown Bike/Pedestrian Plan

July 31, 2017

Urban planners will host a public meeting on Aug. 2 to review implementation plans for bike and pedestrian improvements in the City’s core as recommended in the Downtown Master Plan Update. Residents are invited to join us as we review the bike plan for Downtown, and [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the July 13, 2017 Meeting

July 14, 2017

Economic Development Council voted 5-0 to approve an increase in the lodging tax to support a new $42 million renovation and expansion of the Von Braun Center. The amendment to the ordinance would increase the lodging tax by 2% and add a $1 charge per room [more]

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City Council – Highlights from the June 8, 2017 meeting

June 9, 2017

Military honored  The new bridge on Old Madison Pike near Indian Creek Greenway, between Jan Davis and Slaughter Roads will be named the “Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge,” thanks to unanimous approval of the City Council. Advocates for the naming of the bridge to honor Korean [more]

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