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Huntsville City Council Appoints Ryan Renaud to District 4 School Board Seat

Published on June 10, 2021

A portrait of Mark Renaud, a candidate for Huntsville City School Board District 4

The Huntsville City Council on Thursday appointed Ryan Renaud to the District 4 seat on the Huntsville City School Board. Renaud was one of five candidates who interviewed for the position.

The appointment fills a vacancy left by Walker McGinnis, who recently resigned from the board due to health issues.

“We are grateful to all the applicants who expressed a desire to serve our community. Each one brought a unique set of skills and experience,” City Council President Jennie Robinson said. “We wish Mr. Renaud much success in his service on the Board of Education and look forward to working together to make our schools and community even better.”

Renaud is a mortgage loan originator for Trustmark Bank. A Huntsville High graduate, Renaud attended the University of Alabama, where he studied political science, international relations and criminal justice. He ran against McGinnis for the District 4 seat in 2018.

With all seats filled, the School Board faces several issues of community importance, including the construction of a new central office in North Huntsville. In February, the City Council agreed to commit up to $3.5 million toward the purchase of a 14-acre site near the intersection of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive for a mixed-use development project that would include the school system’s administrative offices.

“I look forward to working with our new school board member for the betterment of the students and schools of District 4 and of the community,” said District 4 Council Member Bill Kling.