May 2024 E-newsletter for Council Member Devyn Keith
May 2024 E-newsletter for Council Member Devyn Keith
From the desk of Council Member Devyn S. Keith, District 1
Save the Date: D1 Town Hall
Attention Mt. Charron and Eric Street communities: Join Council Member Keith for a District 1 Town Hall on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Johnson Legacy Center, 6000 Cecil Fain Drive. Topics of discussion include the new Food City, Northern Bypass and other commercial and residential developments. Hope to see you there! 
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Moving On Up
Pardon our progress as City Council offices move from 308 Fountain Circle to our new home across the street at 305 Fountain Circle. We will make every effort to respond to citizens’ calls and emails during the transition, but we ask for patience as we get settled at the beautiful new Huntsville City Hall. The project is nearing completion, and a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21. We can’t wait to show it off to the public.
Resurfacing Contract Approved
Did you hear? The City Council approved another phase of roadwork resurfacing, which should be good news to drivers in all five districts. Click here to see if your road made the list. Do you know of a road that needs attention? Send Council Member Keith an email or submit a service request through Huntsville Connect.
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Honoring Volunteers
So many great things are happening in Huntsville, but many of them happen behind the scenes. The City is blessed to have thousands of volunteers working with numerous agencies benefiting underserved communities. Council Member Keith was honored to join Community Development to recognize some of these unsung heroes as part of Community Development Week. We appreciate the work they do to make critical repairs to homes for people who aren’t physically able or have the financial means to make the repairs themselves.
Class In Session
Council Member Keith had the privilege of speaking to the spring cohort of the Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) at The Orion Amphitheater. He and other leaders pulled back the curtain on municipal government and talked about their roles and responsibilities. The CEA is a free program offered by the City’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Visit the CEA website and make plans to sign up for the fall cohort.
Affordable Housing Announcement
Council Member Keith and his fellow council members unanimously approved an affordable housing development, New Stone Commons Apartments, to be built on Verona Avenue off Mastin Lake Road. This represents a partnership between the City and Neighborhood Concepts Inc., which owns the land and will apply for additional grants. The project awaits additional funding from the state, but this is is a significant step toward providing housing and critical services for Huntsville’s most vulnerable communities.
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Capital Gains
Council Member Keith was one of three City Council members to participate in the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber’s annual Washington, D.C. trip. The visit provided opportunities to meet with business leaders and speak with members of Huntsville’s congressional delegation about issues affecting our region. Council Member Keith also met with leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about steps Huntsville can take to ensure fair and equitable housing for all citizens.
Honoring Dennis Fitzpatrick
Council members Keith and Bill Kling recently honored Dennis Fitzpatrick with a resolution honoring his unwavering commitment to community health and wellness. Fitzpatrick has worked at the City’s Health & Wellness Clinic since 2002. We thank him for being a trusted and respected caregiver who goes above and beyond for those in need.
Mentee Art Display
There’s great art to be found at the annual Panoply Arts Festival in Big Spring Park, but there are some important works worth checking out at the downtown branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Mentees enrolled in Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s Male Mentorship Program worked together to create three pieces of art on display through Friday, May 3, in the youth section on the first floor of the downtown library. Please stop by and support the efforts of these budding young artists.
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May 9: City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Huntsville City Hall
May 14: District 1 Town Hall, 5:30 p.m., Johnson Legacy Center
May 21: Huntsville City Hall Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening, 10 a.m.
May 23: City Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Huntsville City Hall
May 27: Memorial Day, City Offices Closed
May 31: Northwest Community Cleanup Day, 7:30 a.m., James Dawson Elementary School 
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