Blackgrove seeks at-large council seat

From Local Sources

Alex Blackgrove

HUNTINGBURG — A former Huntingburg councilman will run again for a seat.

Alex Blackgrove has announced his plan to run for the Republican nomination for the Huntingburg Common Council’s at-large seat.

Blackgrove served as councilman for District 2 from 2012 to 2015. During that time, he supported projects such as the recently completed railroad overpass project, renovation of the northside fire station, renovation of the Huntingburg Police Station and the installation of the senior housing development at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital property. He also represented Huntingburg on the Dubois County 911 Advisory Board.

He said that one of his greatest accomplishments while serving on the Huntingburg Common Council was serving as a member on the Stellar Committee. Huntingburg went on to be designated as a Stellar Community by the State of Indiana in 2014.

Blackgrove has also served on the Huntingburg Parks Board and Huntingburg Planning Commission.

The son of Ruth Blackgrove and the late David Blackgrove Sr., Alex graduated from Southridge High School in 1991.

He is director of crossdock operations with Meyer Distributing/Meyer Logistics Inc. of Jasper, “overseeing a team of 250 employees across the country,” he said. Alex served as a firefighter and EMT on the Huntingburg Fire Department from March 2009 through 2015.

Alex and his wife, Jill, live in Huntingburg. He has seven children, two step-children and four grandchildren, with another one due this fall.

“I enjoyed representing the citizens of District 2 while serving on the Huntingburg City Council,” he said, “and hope to serve the entire community in the future by being elected to the at-large seat on the Huntingburg Common Council.”

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