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Mayor’s Office

The Mayor of Huntsville.

Thomas "Tommy" Battle, Jr.

The 67th Mayor of the City of Huntsville

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Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

October 14, 2020 Click to view Huntsville scores dual triple-A credit rating for the 12th straight year

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The City of Huntsville received its annual credit rating scorecard and earned the highest marks possible. For the 12th time in 12 years, since Mayor Battle first assumed office, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services awarded Huntsville triple-A credit ratings. Triple-A is the highest mark a city can achieve and is awarded to a minority of government entities in the nation. Only 1 percent of 19,502 cities [more]

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Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

September 16, 2020 Click to view Library Foundation receives joint donation as demand for children’s print books soar amid pandemic

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) announced today that Dynetics and Mayor Battle’s Book Club donated $15,000 each to its Launchpad to Literacy Fund. The fund will purchase children’s print books for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL). Launchpad to Literacy Fund was developed after the Library faced a huge increase in demand for children’s print books since the pandemic, as more children are spending time and learning at home. The Dynetics donation [more]

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Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

September 10, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle introduces $236 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2021

Mayor Tommy Battle introduced his Fiscal Year 2021 budget to the City Council at the Sept. 10 regular meeting. The balanced budget includes $236 million in general fund operations and $140 million in capital spending through the 1990 and 2014 Capital Improvement Plans. The budget represents the continuing commitment of city government to provide quality services and investments to a growing community while meeting the challenges of current economic events. “We’ve taken [more]

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Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

September 3, 2020 Click to view Labor Day Holiday – City Offices and Facilities Closed

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Garbage Collection: Monday’s holiday will impact garbage collection for the week of September 7-11, delaying pickup by one day. Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. For more information, visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/trash. Recycling collection, managed by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority, [more]

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Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

August 31, 2020 Click to view Council certifies municipal election results – declares District 5 runoff election on Oct. 6

The Huntsville City Council canvassed and certified the results of the August 25 municipal election and declared the following candidates re-elected for a term to begin on November 2, 2020: Tommy Battle – Mayor Devyn Keith – District 1 City Council Member Michelle Watkins – District 1 School Board Member Carlos Matthews – District 5 School Board Member In a separate action, having opened and counted provisional ballots with City Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion, the Council [more]

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