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SPEAK suicide prevention app offers confidential, immediate help for north Alabama community

"HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - here's an app available now and there's nothing else like it in our community or state for that matter. It's a resource for anyone and designed for a very important purpose - to save lives. It's part of the ongoing SPEAK Initiative, a joint effort by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and Huntsville Hospital to increase awareness about suicide in north Alabama...." Read More


New “Initiative” program seeks input on ways to make a stronger community impact

"HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Connect, the young professionals program of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, is actively soliciting ideas from Huntsville/Madison County’s many non-profits on things they need to be successful and provide services to their stakeholders...." Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Announces New President/CEO

"HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Leadership Huntsville/Madison County (LHMC) Board of Directors has selected Lyndsay Ferguson as its new President/CEO. Ferguson will take on the new role beginning on June 12th. She comes to LHMC from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce where she served as the Workforce Director since October of 2015..." Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County names new CEO Lyndsay Ferguson

"A Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce workforce director is taking the helm at Leadership Huntsville/Madison County.  Lyndsay Ferguson, who oversees the Chamber's workforce development and education efforts, will replace retiring Leadership President and CEO Sarah Savage, who is in the process of starting her own business...." Read More


Alabama Makes History with First Black House Minority Leader (Anthony Daniels, L-29, F-27)

"In February, Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels made history twice when he became the first black person and the youngest official to hold the state legislative position...." Read More


Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (Leadership Class 21 Graduate) Announces His Candidacy for Governor 

"Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle has just declared his run for governor in 2018. The conservative Republican will participate in the Republican primary, relying on his successful experiences as mayor and as a small-business owner...." Read More


Leadership Class 30 Project: "Leadership Class Produces Documentary to Showcase the Challenges of the Homeless Compassion of the Community"

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - "A small group of people in Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 30 set out on a journey to meet those within the homeless community. They wanted to understand the experiences, decisions and beliefs of those you may see holding a sign on our roadways. Now, they hope their experience touches you in a way that awakens your own compassion for others"...Read More


Leadership Class 30 Project: "Entrepreneurs Go Homeless In Huntsville"

"A small group from the Leadership Class 30 hopes to make a big impact with a new documentary shedding light on homelessness in Huntsville.  The Leadership Huntsville/Madison County team began a project in December to bring awareness to homelessness in the community"... Read More


Masters Class 8 Project: "Boy Scout Troop Learns Self Expression During Be Smart Through Art Event"

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - "A local Boy Scout troop didn't just earn a merit badge for art over the weekend, they learned the importance of community through art.  Members of Boy Scout Troop 400 spent the day at the Huntsville Museum of Art on Saturday"... Read More


"Young Doctor (Connect Class 15 Graduate, Dr. Joy Agee) Leads Breakthrough In Triple Negative Breast Cancer" 

"You may not read about her in history books yet, but she’s making history every day. Dr. Joy McDaniel, a Birmingham native, was a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville working in the laboratory of Biology Department Chairman Gopi Podila.." Read More


"Leading by Example" NO'ALA Magazine March/April Edition, Page 97

March 2017 - HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (NO'ALA) – "If one where to judge the state of humanity by scrolling through social media, one might find discord at an all time high and bipartisan politics a lost cause"...  Read More


Mercury Rising Chili Fest heats up Huntsville, raises funds for Leadership Huntsville-Madison County

September 26, 2015 - HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The sweet smell of chili filled downtown Huntsville during the Mercury Rising Chili Fest on Saturday. The second annual event is organized by Leadership Huntsville-Madison County and sponsored by First Bank... Read More


Rocket Chef 2015 onstage cooking competition crowns winner in Huntsville

August 11, 2015 - Watermelon. Shrimp. Pickles. Cheese wafers. Mushrooms. Filet mignon. Beet juice. Truffles. Pistachios. Barbecue sauce. Coffee. And bacon and date bread. Grille 29 chef Steven Polowy navigated his way through three rounds of those... Read More 


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County announces Leadership Flagship Class 29

August 15, 2015 - Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is proud to present the Leadership Flagship Class 29... Read More


Longtime Huntsville attorney talks about state funding, leadership

May 29, 2015 - by Claire Aiello and Steve Johnson. Butler has more to say about state government and the legal system in this week’s Leadership Perspectives interview.  The main subject, though, is Leadership Huntsville/Madison County.  It’s a program the former... Read More


Ribbon Cutting Today; New covered walkway at Manna house in Huntsville will shelter those waiting for food

November 5, 2013 - by Anna Claire Vollers. During these tough economic times, an increasing number of local families have come to rely on food assistance from Manna House in Huntsville. But in the past, waiting in line meant waiting in the hot sun or the cold... Read More


Manna House Getting a New Addition to Their Facility

November 5, 2013 - Manna House held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new covered walk Tuesday on South Memorial Parkway. Manna House provides food and other items for over 4,000 families weekly, and now they have a new covered walk... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County announces Focus Class 29 Graduates

November 4, 2013 - Leadership Huntsville/Madison County recently held its 29th executive, briefing program, Focus Huntsville/Madison County, designed for leaders new to their positions or our... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County introduces its 27th Flagship Class

August 19, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County’s flagship program identifies leaders interested in deepening their community involvement, educates them through strong experiential learning focused on leadership... Read More


High school youth program graduates 31 future area leaders

August 14, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County honored its 19th Challenge Class with a graduation ceremony held at Merrimack Hall on July 20. Challenge is a premier community youth leadership opportunity for outstanding... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County announces $10,000 contribution from AT&T for Leadership Challenge scholarships

August 01, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County today announced a $10,000 contribution from AT&T to help... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County partners with PNC

July 25, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County (LHMC) is pleased to announce a new Community Partnership with... Read More


Teen leaders take the challenge this summer with Leadership Huntsville/Madison County

June 27, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is proud to announce the newest alumni of the... Read More


Huntsville Pacesetters for Sunday, June 2

May 28, 2013, by LaDonna Madden. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is pleased to announce promotions and staffing changes. Cassie Watson Scott has been promoted to Vice President of... Read More


53 local leaders initiate community-wide improvements

May 23, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County recently celebrated the graduation of the 53 members of its 26th Annual Flagship Class... Read More


Local leaders connect to community with impact projects

May 19, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County offers warm congratulations to the members of Connect Class 15 upon their graduation... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County announces FOCUS 28 graduates

April 21, 2013. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County's premier business executive program, FOCUS, is announcing its 28th Class.The two-day interactive experience commenced Thursday, April 18, and concluded... Read More


Advisory council hopes to 'change the conversation' about public housing in Huntsville

December 18, 2012, by Steve Doyle. The 17-person Affordable Housing Advisory Council includes pastors, neighborhood and business leaders, city department heads, the local NAACP chapter president and City Councilman... Read More


Feeding the hungry with 21,000 pounds of sweet potatoes

December 06, 2012, by Sarah Cole. The Society of St. Andrew partnered with Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and the Food Bank of North Alabama to gather 21,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. The Connect group consisting of young professionals... Read More


Inclusive Community Luncheon project sets the table for inclusivity

October 24, 2012, by Kay Campbell. It’s a move bolstered by the work of Vanguard, an organization formed by Leadership Huntsville’s 2011 class as their Impact Project. Vanguard is charged with initiating projects that will help Huntsville become more welcoming to all... Read More


Two Drake State Students Receive Cash for College from Leadership Huntsville-Madison County Group

October 23, 2012, by Ty Watwood. Dr. McAlpine recognized the members of Leadership Huntsville-Madison County Class 25′s state government group as the catalysts for the scholarship. The group focused on the importance of career technical education... Read More


Former US Defense Secretary offers lessons on leadership, warns of impact of defense cuts

October 11, 2012, by Leada Gore. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County celebrated its 25th anniversary last night by honoring community volunteers and welcoming former US Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, who spoke... Read More


Former Defense Secretary Gates Talks Defense Cuts In Huntsville

October 11, 2012, by Nick Banaszack. The upcoming presidential election only added to the intrigue of Wednesday night’s visit to Huntsville by a former secretary of defense. Secretary Robert Gates addressed members of Leadership... Read More


Former US Defense Secretary weighs in on his favorite president (Hint: His last name is Bush)

October 12, 2012, by Leada Gore. Dr. Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense answers questions at the Leadership Huntsville/Madison County 25th Anniversary Program at the Von Braun Center North Hall Thursday evening... Read More


Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to speak at Leadership Huntsville/Madison County dinner

September 18, 2012, by Kenneth Kesner. As Leadership Huntsville/Madison County marks its silver anniversary with a celebratory dinner next month, it's particularly appropriate that... Read More


Tommy Battle and Jackie Reed take center stage at WHNT, Huntsville Times mayoral debate

August 14, 2012, by Steve Doyle. Sponsored by WHNT News 19, The Huntsville Times, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and the Committee of 100, the wide-ranging debate had Battle and Reed talking about everything... Read More


Huntsville and Madison Mayoral Candidates Set To Debate

August 9, 2012, by Matt Kroschel. The clock is ticking down to Election Day in Madison County and the race for mayor in Madison and Huntsville is heating up. WHNT News 19 has teamed up with our news partners the Huntsville Times, the Huntsville... Read More


Ready to Lead

September 12, 2012, by Larkin Grant. Identify. Educate. Inspire. This is the mission of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, who recently... Read More


Huntsville City Council asks for HUD legal opinion on housing authority public disclosure law

July 12, 2012, by Steve Doyle. The Huntsville City Council has joined five prominent local civic groups in rallying behind the Huntsville Housing Authority's goal of improving fair housing opportunities for the poor... Read More

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Fun Day Event to Benefit the Arthritis Foundation

July 11, 2012, by Carrie Marchese. Volunteers from Leadership Huntsville/Madison County’s Connect program are hosting a Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Fun Day from on July 14, 2012 at the Southeast Huntsville... Read More


Leadership Huntsville/Madison County weighs in on public housing debate

July 10, 2012, by Steve Doyle. Leadership Huntsville/Madison County has waded into the delicate debate over public housing in the city... Read More


Neil White's 'In the Sanctuary of Outcasts' tells story of time in leprosy prison

July 9, 2012 by Ann Marie Martin. White returns to Huntsville to talk about his book on Tuesday, July 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Von Braun Center. His appearance is a program of Leadership Huntsville’s Major... Read More