Mayor's Desk

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How city planning is like designing new missiles…and not because it’s a blast

One of the parts of my job as Mayor I enjoy most is getting out of the office and meeting...
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Investing in play – the powerful magic of city parks

Investing in our city parks is an investment in us. Our parks are places where we make connections and memories,...
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Huntsville – Future home of the U.S. Space Force?

Huntsville…home of the U.S. Space Force. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The Trump administration recently challenged the...
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Traveling to Japan deepens Huntsville-Mazda-Toyota connection

Mayor Tommy Battle and Chamber of Commerce CEO Chip Cherry returned from their 5th trip to Japan to meet with...
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Looking ahead to a 2018 and more smart growth for Huntsville

The one sure prediction I have for 2018 is that it will be a year of growth for Huntsville, and...
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Welcome to a new era of leadership in space

In just one week, Huntsville hosted separate visits by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. President Trump’s visit...
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Building a Cyber Alabama

Mayor Battle offered his vision for a cyber Alabama during his address to the annual conference of  Government Managed Information...
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Mayor’s Challenge: How Huntsville works to make our city healthy

The City’s Healthy Huntsville initiative captured the attention of the Alabama Task Force on Obesity. The team hosted their quarterly...
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Celebrating Father’s Day with my Dad

Father’s Day is special to me because I still have my father, Tom. He’s 88 years old and it’s great...
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Rocket City to Global Propulsion Capital

If there was any doubt Huntsville is the rocket capital of the U.S., those doubts shattered when Aerojet Rocketdyne recently...