Mayor Mark R. Hall was elected as Helena's new Mayor on October 9, 2012. He took the oath of office on November 5, 2012 to serve as Mayor. He is now serving his second term as Mayor. Mark is a 30 year resident of Helena. He has one son, Halen, who is also a Helena resident.
Mark is a seasoned professional with over thirty years experience in law enforcement, municipal operation, and corporate management. He has been responsible for the development and successful management of multi-million dollar budgets. Mark retired from public civil service to pursue career experiences in the private corporate sector, giving him unique and invaluable training in both public and private management.
Mark has served as Commander of Investigations for the City of Pelham, supervising several successful high profile capital murder cases from beginning to end. Mark also served as Helena's Chief of Police.
During his law enforcement career, Mark gained experience in public presentation including numerous appearances on local television and radio. Mark once served as a guest commentator on a local TV news special during a live 60 minute television broadcast. His experience also includes participation in design and system implementation on multi-million dollar construction projects related to security and access control.
Mark received his APOST from the University of Alabama in 1981 and his AAD in Criminal Justice in 1988 from Jefferson State Community College. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services/Criminal Justice in 1998, also from the University of Alabama. Mark also attended the FBI National Academy 183rd Session (Quantico, Virginia).
Mark is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alabama Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, Fraternal Order of Police/Lifetime member, Board member of Shelby County 911 2003-2004 and a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners where he is certified in Homeland Security.