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• The Mayor becomes President of the City Council and a voting member
• 7 council districts will be redrawn to 6 council districts
• A City Manager will be appointed by both Mayor and City Council
• That City Manager will run day-to-day operations of the city instead of the Mayor
• The Mayor is still elected at-large to represent the City at government & community events
• City Council members continue to be elected by geographic district.
• Citizens can still contact elected leaders to address concerns
• Places a credentialed city management professional in charge of daily operations at City Hall
• Provides continuity of city management even as elected officials change
• City runs more like a business with the City Manager reporting to an elected Mayor and Council. The City Manager can be removed by Mayor and Council if not executing duties under terms of an employment contract.
YES. Many local governments have reduced their overall costs after hiring a professional City Manager. Savings can come from decreased operating costs, increased efficiency and productivity, improved revenue collection, and effective use of technology. The economic health of the community may also benefit from the implementation of improved business development and retention strategies. Source
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Dr. Terri Johnson is a long-time community volunteer. She served on the Madison Board of Education from 2007-2017 and as Board President from 2015-2017. She co-chaired the Growth Impact Committee in 2018, and was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2019. Terri and her husband Greg have lived in Madison since 1986 and raised three sons who graduated from Bob Jones High School. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at UAH, and finds that analytical skills are very useful in understanding how growth affects change in schools, residential and commercial development, and even the way our city government works.
James “Jim” Ross has been actively involved in the community since 2015 when he retired from the US Army at Redstone Arsenal after 30 years of Service. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Huntsville/Redstone Association of the US Army Chapter (AUSA), Air, Space and Missile Defense
Association (ASMDA), the Huntsville Air Defense Artillery Association, and the Walden Homeowners Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Greater Huntsville Focus 37 and Leadership 33. James was a member of the Madison Governance Committee established by Mayor Finley in 2021. He currently serves as the Senior Director, Business Development for Forcepoint supporting U.S. Government
customers with Cybersecurity solutions. James and his wife Ashley have three children who attend Samford University, James Clemens High School and Liberty Middle School. James has a master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and has spent his entire adult life as a servant leader.