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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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South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

January 15, 2021 Click to view South Huntsville Optimist Club donates $25,000 to City’s Special Populations Program

The City of Huntsville received a generous $25,000 check from the South Huntsville Optimist Club to support its Special Populations program. Managed by Huntsville Parks & Recreation, the program provides activities for individuals with special needs at the Buddy Bryant Youth Center near Optimist Park and recreation center. “Part of our charter is patriotism and to help youth, and we found a project to fit both,” said  Dennis Anderson, a board [more]

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Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

January 13, 2021 Click to view Air Force selects Redstone Arsenal as the site for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Mayor Tommy Battle issued a statement following the Air Force’s selection of Redstone Arsenal as the permanent location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, following a two-year competition for the basing decision. Read the Air Force announcement HERE “The City of Huntsville, Alabama is honored that Redstone Arsenal has been named as the site for the United States Space Command,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “We are grateful to Senator Richard Shelby for his [more]

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Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

January 12, 2021 Click to view Skatepark coming to John Hunt Park’s growing number of sports offerings

Another new cutting-edge sports complex is heading to John Hunt Park, this time in the form of an innovative skatepark that will challenge skaters, from professional to novice. The facility will be Olympic quality and include supporting facilities such as restrooms, pavilions, sunshades, lighting, landscaping and expanded parking. It is slated to be built on a three-acre site between Kids Space and the championship soccer fields. “Skateboarding continues to grow in popularity [more]

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City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

December 23, 2020 Click to view City unveils statue of Dr. William Hooper Councill

Dr. William Hooper Councill has returned to the grounds of the former high school that bears his name. A statue of Dr. Councill, commissioned by the City of Huntsville, now proudly welcomes alumni and visitors to the William Hooper Councill School Park on St. Clair Avenue in Downtown Huntsville. The park opened in fall 2019 as a tribute and memorial to the hundreds of African-American students who studied there during the [more]

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U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

December 3, 2020 Click to view U.S. Paralympics Cycling Coming to Huntsville in April to Kick Off 2021 Domestic Schedule

The Huntsville/Madison County community is excited to announce that U.S. Paralympics Cycling will visit the Rocket City next year, as it begins its national calendar in preparation for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this coming summer. We will host one of four domestic cycling events, the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Open, the second opportunity for cyclists to qualify for Tokyo. The events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, 2021 [more]

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