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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 Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

February 6, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announces Feb. 28 retirement

Ken Benion, Clerk-Treasurer City of Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Ken Benion announced he will retire Feb. 28, following a successful 13-year career directing three municipal departments during a time of unprecedented growth. First tapped by Mayor Tommy Battle in 2010, Benion served as Program Fiscal Officer in Community Development before becoming the department’s Director. He acted as Interim Finance Director in 2015 before transitioning to Clerk-Treasurer the following year. “I am grateful for this experience [more]

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Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

February 1, 2023 Click to view Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

Break out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops as Huntsville will soon enjoy warmer weather. That is, if you believe Cosmo, the mixed-breed pooch that predicted an early spring at the second annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Coming a full day ahead of Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prognostication, Cosmo didn’t see his shadow like the famous groundhog. Instead, he used his nose and chose the bowl marked “Early Spring.” His prediction [more]

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Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

January 26, 2023 Click to view Get a snapshot of Huntsville’s growth with 2022 Development Review

Huntsville’s annual compilation of construction and real estate data for 2022 is now live. Published by the City of Huntsville’s Long-Range Planning Division, the 2022 Huntsville Development Review is an in-depth snapshot of the City’s progress over the past year. The report, which features data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service (NALMLS), is especially useful for those considering buying or selling property, building new structures or moving [more]

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Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

January 20, 2023 Click to view Arts Huntsville celebrates arts community funding in State of the Arts program

Arts Huntsville, with support from the Pei Ling Charitable Trust, celebrated the arts by honoring the Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant program recipients. Now in its 11th  year, the 2023 Arts & Cultural Grant program presented grants to 21 regional arts organizations to support their community programming. The City of Huntsville awarded $280,000 in pass-through grant funding as part of the City’s FY23 budget, and eligible Huntsville-based nonprofit arts organizations completed [more]

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Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

January 12, 2023 Click to view Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

Efforts to build a new overpass on North Memorial Parkway are gaining traction after the approval of agreements between the City and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s Restore Our Roads initiative, the project consists of a new overpass at Mastin Lake Road and more than 1.7 miles of improvements along North Parkway to Winchester Road. The agreements, approved at Thursday’s City Council meeting, include the installation, operation [more]

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