Madison County is Alabama's third most populated county with a per capita income second only to Shelby County, Alabama. Madison County is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. Our neighbor
to the north is Tennessee. We are approximately a 100 miles directly south of Nashville. To the west and east, we are equal distance from Mississippi and Georgia. The county
includes 806 square miles ranging from the southern most ridges of the Appalachians to the Tennessee River. If you are unfamiliar with our County, a simple
map with zip codes or a detailed map with county commission districts and municipalities are included to help you orient yourself. Demographics about the county are also available, along with a brief county history.
The governing body of the county, an elected board, was developed from an administrative court established by law in 1821, shortly after Alabama's admission into the Union (1819). The act of 1821 provided for the election of four commissioners of roads and revenue, to serve one year
terms. Any two of the commissioners, together with the judge of the county court, constituted a "court" to levy the county tax, establish, maintain, and discontinue county roads,
bridges, and ferries. Terms of office were later expanded to four years and the county governing body designated as the "county commission."
Since 1988, the County Commission has been composed of seven members. The Chairman is elected at-large (elected by voters from the entire County). Six Commissioners are elected by voters in each
of the County's six districts. All serve four year terms.
The Commission meets every
other Wednesday at 10am in the Commission Chambers on the 7th floor of the
Madison County Courthouse, 100 North Side Square, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801.
These are the meetings dates for 2014.
All agendas are posted twenty-four hours prior to the meeting.
They can be found on the calendar at http://www.madisoncountyal.gov/calendar/calendar.php
You click on the date of the meeting to locate agenda.
All agendas since January 2006 are archived on the
calendar and can be searched at the bottom of the calendar either by month and
year or by topic in the lower right search.
The County Commission Chairman is Dale W. Strong.
The County Commissioners are:
Roger Jones (District One)
Steve Haraway (District Two)
Eddie Sisk (District Three)
Phil Vandiver (District Four)
Phil Riddick (District Five)
Robert C. (Bob) Harrison (District Six)
Pictured from left to right:
back row - Commissioner Steve Haraway,
Commissioner Eddie Sisk, Commissioner Phil Vandiver, Commissioner Phil Riddick
front row - Commissioner Roger Jones, Chairman Dale W. Strong, Commissioner Robert (Bob) Harrison
An Organization Chart can show you the various governments operating in Madison County. You can also find current budget information about Madison County programs.
The incorporated cities and towns enact many of their own laws. The incorporated cities are Huntsville, Madison, New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads, and Triana.
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