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Dale Strong November 2015 
Dale W. Strong
Commission Chairman


Madison County at large


I want to begin by saying thanks to the people of Madison County for allowing me to serve as your chairman. We together have proven that a new energetic idea in local government can make a difference! Although we have only begun, I hope I have stood strong by my motto "People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do!" I would also like to thank the other members of the Commission for their sincere willingness to work as a team and make compromise for the betterment of all Madison County. The best is yet to come! Joshua 1:9.






Dale W. Strong was elected Chairman of the Madison County Commission in November 2012, and reelected to a 2nd term in November 2016. Born at Medical Center Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama, Dale has lived in Madison County all his life. His wife, the former Laura Toney of Madison, has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University. She is also a graduate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Hospital Administration, and Alabama A & M University with a Master’s in Education. Chairman Strong and his wife have one daughter, Whitney Louise Strong and one son, Harrison Dale Strong. Chairman Strong is the son of the late Horace N. Strong, III and Judy Vaughn Strong. He has one sister, Kelly Strong Brewer, a graduate of University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; one brother, Horace Nunley Strong, IV, a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; and two nieces and two nephews. Dale is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Dale graduated from Sparkman High School in May 1988. In 1992, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Athens State College. He also attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he received a license as an Emergency Medical Technician. In 1996, Dale was the youngest elected commissioner in the State of Alabama when he began his first of four consecutive terms as the District 4 Commissioner. Dale was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2017 by Athens State University Alumni Association.

Before Dale set his sights on being Commissioner of Madison County, he worked for First Alabama Bank in Public Relations and Solvay Pharmaceutical as a Sales Representative. He has also served as a 911 Dispatcher, and worked with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) and Huntsville Med-Flight. Dale has maintained his interest and support in helping people in our community by serving as the County Liaison to the 911 Dispatch Center and Emergency Planning. He also continues to serve as an active member of the Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department. His commitment to the service of others and his community was recognized when he was awarded the Medal of Valor following the devastating tornado on Airport Road in Huntsville in November 1989.

As Madison County Commission Chairman, Mr. Strong's priorities continue to be public safety, accountability and equality.

Civic and Government Activities

  • Chairman, Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Presidential Advisory Committee
  • Executive Committee, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Stakeholder, National Children’s Advocacy Center
  • County Liaison, 911 Dispatch Center
  • County Liaison, Emergency Planning
  • Lifetime Member, Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department
  • Charter Member, Monrovia Parks and Recreation
  • Member – Class 11, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County
  • Capital Committee Member, Hogan Family YMCA, Madison, AL
  • University of Alabama – Birmingham Medical School Advisory Board (1997-2000)


Chairman Dale W. Strong
County Commission Office, 256-532-3795
Fax 256-532-6943
Courthouse 700, 100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801


Melissa Tyson, Administrative Assistant 256-532-3795


Commission Staff

County Administrator Kevin Jones 256-532-3492
County Attorney Jeff Rich 256-532-3492
Chief Financial Officer Carol Long 256-532-3568
Payroll Supervisor Sandra Hauser 256-532-3501
Commerce & External Affairs Jennifer Gordon  256-532-3782 

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