City Stories

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Answering the call to be the best: Inside HPD’s recruitment campaign

Distinct sirens advancing from the distance. Red and blue flashes illuminating the neighborhood. Huntsville’s finest bring a glimmer of hope...
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‘Real Talk’ in Huntsville City Schools

“It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to raise a school” During her many...
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Intern Retrospective: Ashley McCarley “Never a boring day”

My experience interning with the City of Huntsville Mayor’s Office in the Communication office has been everything I wanted it...
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Intern Retrospective: Amy Zari “Not everything can be learned from school”

These short eight weeks has provided me with so much knowledge and experience about how the workforce functions. Working with...
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Intern Retrospective: Cole Cooper “Experience and execution matter”

Imagine a great steak for a second. It is sizzling hot, just off the grill. Now take a bite. Oddly...
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Intern Retrospective: Mikala King “There is great love in this city”

Of all the many lessons and interesting facts that I’ve learned throughout my time as an intern with the City...
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Intern Retrospective: Molly Hollman “Find and seize opportunity”

Every day holds the opportunity to learn. My internship with the City of Huntsville was no different. My experience was...
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Intern Retrospective: Sierra Bernard “Meant to help others”

As a young bright-eyed and bushy-tailed aspiring attorney, my future is a little brighter this summer. Interning for the City...
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Giving shelter pets the best possible care and a second chance

Kelly Jo Gunn was working as a hairdresser when one of her clients convinced her to volunteer at Huntsville Animal...
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John Stallworth Foundation changes student lives

He was late to football and deemed too small to play for the city’s powerhouse high school program. He went...