Violet Edwards

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 9:26 PM CST

General Information

Who is Violet Edwards?
Violet Edwards

Commissioner Edwards has a proven track record of advocacy, service, and leadership that has directly impacted Huntsville and the residents of Madison County's District 6. She was elected to office in 2020, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the county commission.

Commissioner Edwards is most known in the local non-profit sector for her tireless work with various agencies, including Christmas Charities Year-Round (CCYR) and the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH). She draws from a long list of unique career experiences that included a 13-year journalism career (both television and radio), non-profit management, working from the home (stay-at-home-mom), university marketing, coordinating events, an adjunct lecturer, and university development officer.

Commissioner Edwards holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and an MBA from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is married to Anthony Edwards. Together they have three beautiful children.

Status: Commissioner of Madison County, AL for District 6
Party: Democrat
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Contact Information

Known contact information for Violet Edwards from Huntsville, AL.

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Violet Edwards from Huntsville, AL.

  • President, North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless
  • Chartering President, Madison County Chapter of Mocha Moms Inc. November
  • Basketball Coach, YMCA of North Alabama
  • Member and Secretary (2012), United Way Executive Directors Association | 2008-2012
  • Volunteer, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County
  • Local Coordinator, Council on International Educational Exchange
  • 2nd Vice-President, Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, Inc.
  • Staff Advisor, UAH Ladies in Action
  • Association of County Commissions Alabama; Legislative Committee
  • Madison County Democratic Executive Committee – District 6
  • Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee – District 53
  • Alabama New South Coalition
  • Alabama Democratic Conference
  • Huntsville Metro Black Chamber of Commerce

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  • Community Hero Award – Oakwood University
  • Young Professional of the Year Finalist, Chamber of Commerce of HSV/Madison County
  • Alabama Black Achievers Award in Non-profit
  • Employee of the Year, WAAY- TV 31
  • Best Spot News, Alabama Associated Press
  • Best Feature Honorable Mention, Arkansas Associated Press

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