Huntsville City Council votes to fill vacant seat on education board

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville City Council has voted to fill the vacant District 4 seat on the City of Huntsville School Board.

The board chose Ryan Renaud to replace the former vice-chair of the HCS Board of Education, Walter McGinnis. Reynaud was one of five candidates who interviewed for the post.

“We are grateful to all of the applicants who have expressed a desire to serve our community. Each brought a unique set of skills and experience, ”said City Council President Jennie Robinson. “We wish Mr. Renaud every success in his service to the Board of Education and look forward to working together to make our schools and our community even better.

“I look forward to working with our new school board member for the betterment of students and schools in District 4 and the community,” said Bill Kling, District 4 board member.

McGinnis resigned due to health concerns. Reynard will retain the seat until McGinnis’ tenure expires in November 2022.

Renaud is a mortgage originator for Trustmark Bank. A graduate of Huntsville High, Renaud attended the University of Alabama, where he studied political science, international relations and criminal justice. He ran against McGinnis for the District 4 seat in 2018.

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