On Monday evening, Councilman Will Culver held a Town Hall Meeting that featured various City of Huntsville department heads, police, and community leaders. We addressed issues such as crime, slumlords, property maintenance, and ways to create a community in which residents feel safe and welcomed. Thank you to everyone who participated in this informative meeting.
Pictured: HPD Community Relations Officer Tony Dykes, Economic Developer Nicole Jones, Judge Bill Grimes, and Councilman Will Culver
It has been an honor to serve a six-year term on the Board of Directors for the Heart of the Valley YMCA. Time has flown by. I am blessed to have served with some of the finest people I have ever known.
Thank you to all who support the YMCA's military outreach, Youth in Government, pre-K, Fit to Fight for cancer patients, and all health and wellness programs. We build our community together.
"The Bear Bryant Show is brought to you by crisp, fresh Golden Flake potato chips, the noisiest potato chips in town, and ice cold Coca-Cola; things go better with Coke!"
Thank you to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Broadway Theatre League for bringing Bear Country to Huntsville today! Roll Tide!
Thank you to all who participated in the annual Huntsville/Madison County Chamber Trip to Montgomery, which included meetings with Gov. Kay Ivey, the legislature, and others who work together to create and sustain a business-friendly climate within our state.
It is Aerospace Week in Alabama, and what an opportune time in our state’s history to discuss the statewide and nationwide economic impact of NASA – Marshall Space Flight Center. Thank you Todd May for your leadership at Marshall, and thank you to everyone at NASA for your work.
At the Marshall County Legislative Reception in Montgomery, we encountered some of the kindest page boys in the land. "Paging" for members of the Alabama Legislature provides young people with the experience of a lifetime. Thank you, Marshall County, for hosting such a wonderful evening.
It was an honor to introduce 1 Peter 3:12-22 at Huntsville First United Methodist Church this morning. Peter wrote this letter at a time in history when early Christians were actively persecuted for their faith. The passage addresses how as Christians, we need to be prepared for the criticisms that accompany being believers, and it also reveals strategies on how to keep focused on the Prize.
Today the Huntsville M.E.T. performed You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, a benefit for pediatric oncology at Huntsville Hospital. Thank you, Huntsville M.E.T., for showcasing your talent to benefit such a special group of young people and their families. You all are incredible!
Thank you, Judge Michelle Thomason, for joining us in Huntsville today. Michelle is a friend from Baldwin County who has a wealth of experience in business, trial court, and on the bench. Michelle Thomason is running statewide for Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and the election is 5 June!
Thank you, SCI, for the recent tour. SCI Technology, a Sanmina company, designs, manufactures, qualifies, and supports products for military and commercial aviation, industrial applications, space-flight programs, and ground-tactical defense operations.
SCI has over five decades of history in Huntsville. We are blessed to have them in our community!
Ivey announces grant to be used toward Huntsville Hospital Health System and Calhoun Community College Nursing Lab
Economic Developer Nicole Jones told the Alabama Political Reporter, “The one million dollar grant demonstrates the State of Alabama’s commitment to workforce development. Grants like this foster partnerships between industry and education and help provide the hands-on, practical experience needed in the nursing profession.”
“Huntsville Hospital is our city’s second largest employer and second largest hospital in Alabama,” Jones added. “It serves as the regional referral center for North Alabama and southern Tennessee. The grant will enable Calhoun Community College to add 48 slots to its clinical program with Huntsville Hospital, which is a significant step toward filling the statewide and nationwide nursing shortage. Ultimately, patients in our community will benefit with access to better quality of care.”
Alabama Political Reporter Article Link: http://www.alreporter.com/2018/02/13/ivey-announces-grant-to-calhoun-college-huntsville-hospital-nursing-lab/
Today my family and I saw Fly, a play about the Tuskegee Airmen. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. In 2014, I was privileged to meet the remaining living Tuskegee Airmen when they visited Huntsville. Thank you, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, for sharing their story.
Yesterday the University of Alabama held our state's annual commercial real estate conference (ACRECom 2018), which provided CE and CLE opportunities for attendees. We especially enjoyed the presentation on how to navigate the new federal and state historic tax credit laws. Thank you to all who coordinated an insightful conference.
Today Governor Ivey provided Huntsville Hospital with a $1MM grant to aid with the construction of a nursing simulation lab. The grant will enable Calhoun Community College to add 48 slots to its clinical program with Huntsville Hospital, which is a significant step toward filling the statewide and nationwide nursing shortage. Ultimately, patients in our community will benefit with access to better quality of care.
Rain, rain did not keep anyone away from this evening's Business Council of Alabama Legislative Reception. What a great crowd with great leaders working together to create and sustain a business-friendly climate in our state.
The Huntsville Convention and Visitor's Bureau is hosting a 14-day campaign asking residents to showcase their favorites areas of Huntsville.
Today's #iHeartHSV campaign theme is - "Where is your favorite Huntsville backdrop?" Mine is, and always will be, Constitution Village. Every Spring I try to be a good neighbor and water the garden. ;) Renovations are underway, just in time for the Alabama Bicentennial. #al200
It was a pleasure to meet with The Honorable James Geringer, Governor of Wyoming from 1995-2003, at PARCA's Annual Meeting entitled, "The 21st Century Governor." Governors from both major political parties provided attendees with insight on leadership styles, challenges in office, as well as the professionalism needed to govern a state well. Thank you to PARCA for organizing such an informative meeting. #Our67