Former Longest Serving Madison Mayor Has Died

He led the establishment of Bicentennial Park to be built


Former Madison Mayor Al Huntington passed away Saturday morning following a short illness he was 78 

Mayor Huntington was the longest serving consecutive term Mayor in Madison's history having held office from December 1, 1994 until December 31, 2007 he had previously served on Madison City Council for seven years prior to becoming Mayor.

He led the establishment of Bicentennial Park naming it "Madison's Gift to Itself" 

In his time as mayor he guided the Riverfront Development initiative, helped recruit numerous festivals to the city and implemented a public transit system and encouraged the re-use of downtown buildings.

He also led fundraising efforts for equipment for local fire stations including #4 and #6 ladder truck purchases

In 1977 he along with his wife founded Valley Industrial Supply Company running it as a successful local enterprise until selling it in 2007.

Most endearing he had the gift of a kind greeting and funny joke, connecting him with so many other people. He had a gift for motivational speaking and was often at local schools and community associations 

A memorial service in honor of Mayor Huntington's life will be held Friday June 23,2023 at 2:30pm at Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre 

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to the HOH/Back Sacks Program at the House of Hope, Girls Inc of Madison, or Madison Presbyterian Church.

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