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 – Meeting Highlights from April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Planning Council set a public hearing for May 24 on a request to create a new zoning classification called “Research Park 2 District” that would create a live, work, play node and include opportunities for mixed-use development where applied in Cummings Research Park East. Economic Development Council passed [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from April 12, 2018

April 13, 2018

Planning Council set a public hearing for May 24 on a request to zone 659 acres of newly annexed property in Morgan County across the Tennessee River from Ditto Landing. The land, on the north and south sides of River Loop Road, would be zoned in [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from March 22, 2018

March 23, 2018

Infrastructure and Roads Council voted to approve a $7,560,203.21 contract with Reed Contracting Services to proceed with the Weatherly Road Extension. This new roadway, to include a pedestrian greenway, will continue Haysland Road from Grissom High School to South Memorial Parkway. See City Blog for [more]

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Site Study Recommends Downtown Location for New Municipal Complex

March 16, 2018

City leaders have published the final report from the first phase of a site study and concept plan for a new municipal complex conducted by Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC), the architectural and engineering firm retained to work on the analysis in February 2017.  The administration [more]

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Spring Checklist for Maple Hill Cemetery   

March 12, 2018

Maple Hill Cemetery is one of the City’s oldest and largest perpetual care burial grounds. In preparation for the spring season, cemetery staff are asking family members to check the graves of their loved ones and to please remove anything on the ground that might [more]

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