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 MCC GROUP PHOTOS as of 180413 03

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 southernmost 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 10:00 am in the Commission Chambers on the 7th floor of the Madison County Courthouse, 100 North Side Square, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801.


2020 County Commission Meeting Schedule  

Click on a date for agenda. Agendas are posted no later than 24 hours before the meeting time.


January 8

July 8

January 22

July 22

February 5

August 5

February 19

August 19

March 4

September 2

March 18

September 16

April 1-cancelled

September 30

April 15-Courthouse Closed

October 14

April 29-Courthouse Closed

October 28

May 13

November 11

May 27-Cancelled

November 25

June 10

December 9

June 24

December 23

The County Commission Chairman is Dale W. Strong.

The County Commissioners are: 

  • Roger Jones (District One)
  • Steve Haraway (District Two)
  • Craig Hill (District Three)
  • Phil Vandiver (District Four)
  • Phil Riddick (District Five)
  • JesHenry Malone (District Six)

    The incorporated cities and towns enact many of their own laws. The incorporated cities located in Madison County are Huntsville, Madison, New Hope, Gurley, Owens Cross Roads, and Triana.





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