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,please see the detailed map with county commission districts and municipalities 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.
Did you know that you can watch the Madison County Commission meetings live? The Madison County Commission, in a partnership with Huntsville City Schools, broadcasts the Commission meetings live here every other Wednesday at 10:00am. You can also catch a re-broadcast of the meetings each Wednesday night at 6:00pm, Fridays at 10:00am, and Sundays at 3:00pm
2017 County Commission Meeting Schedule click on date for agenda.
Agendas are posted no later than 24 hours before the meeting time.
|January 11||July 12|
|January 25||July 26|
|February 8||August 9|
|February 22||August 23-cancelled|
|March 8||September 6|
|March 22||September 20|
|April 5||October 4|
|April 19||October 18|
|May 3||November 1|
|May 17-cancelled||November 15|
|May 31||November 29|
|June 14||December 13|
|June 28||December 27|
The County Commission Chairman is Dale W. Strong.
The County Commissioners are:
back row - Commissioner Phil Riddick, Commissioner Roger Jones, Commissioner Craig Hill, Commissioner Phil Vandiver
front row - Commissioner Steve Haraway, Chairman Dale W. Strong, Commissioner Robert (Bob) Harrison
The incorporated cities and towns enact many of their own laws. The incorporated cities located inside Madison County are Huntsville, Madison, New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads, and Triana.