The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, January 9th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature former long-term Huntsville City Councilman Mark Russell. Morris and Mark will be discussing his tenure on the City Council, his work as a referee in local sports, his heart attack and how that has changed his life.
Mark Russell stepped down November 5th, 2018, after serving 16 years on the Huntsville City Council. He was elected by the council to serve as its President an unprecedented 10 times. Mark’s ten terms is a testament to the respect his colleagues have for him and his ability to unify the city. During his time on the Council, Mark helped oversee transformative growth for the City of Huntsville, including significant economic development and population increases.
Mark served as a director of the Boys and Girls Club from 1996 through 2002 and chaired the Board from 1999-2001. While serving in this capacity, Mark grew Boys and Girls Club to seven clubs in the area with a budget of over $1 million. Mark has taken up other causes over the course of his time in public service. He was recognized by the American Cancer Society for leading the fight for clean air in Huntsville. He has served on the Huntsville Sports Commission, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 9.
Many of us are also well-acquainted well seeing Mark on the sidelines of local high school football games and as a hockey referee. He is an avid supporter of local sports and never misses an opening day. After Mark’s heart attack while refereeing a football game in 2017, he openly shared his experience, his appreciation for the outpouring of support, and how he now tries to live even healthier.
To watch this episode of the Mow Show Live with Mark Russell, tune in to Facebook Live or watch anytime at www.TheMoShow.Live. Additional episodes of the Mo Show Live are available on the YouTube Channel. The Mo Show welcomes your engagement through comments and messages. To submit a question, email Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.