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Huntsville City Council Announces District 4 School Board Candidates

Published on May 28, 2021

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– The Huntsville City Council will interview five candidates for the District 4 seat on the Huntsville City School Board during public meetings Friday, June 4, and Monday, June 7, in the seventh-floor conference room of Huntsville City Hall.

The City’s selection committee received six applications for outgoing School Board Member Walker McGinnis’ term, which will expire in November 2022. One of the candidates did not meet residency requirements.

The selection process requires the committee to choose five finalists for City Council to interview in a public meeting before making their selection.

“We are fortunate to have five well-qualified candidates with a desire to serve our community and look forward to finding the best person for the job,” said Council President Jennie Robinson.

The candidates are Phillip Cagle, Heather Morris, Michelle Omenski, Michael Polemeni and Ryan Renaud. To meet the basic requirements for the position, applicants must be a qualified elector of the City of Huntsville, live within the city limits and within the limits of District 4 for at least 90 days prior to election by Council, pass a background check and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Interviews will occur from 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 4 and from 9 to 10 a.m. June 7. Seating is limited and doors will be locked during the interviews.

Interviews will be recorded and posted to HuntsvilleAL.gov/HSVTV. To ensure the integrity of the interview process, live recording will not be permitted.

The City Council will vote on its final section at its regularly scheduled June 10 meeting. For a timeline of the candidate election process, click here.