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MayorTerryJohnCalhounOffice of the Mayor
3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906
256-413-1201, Fax-413-3682

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Rainbow City, Alabama. We feel that Rainbow City is aptly named. The Rainbow is a symbol of beauty, hope, promise, growth and prosperity; it is one of North Alabama’s most rapidly growing cities.

Since incorporation in 1950, Rainbow City has experienced tremendous growth each decade while becoming an important commercial and industrial center. With many new businesses springing up each year, urban and economic growth shows no signs of stalling.

We are proud of every aspect of our community, from our thriving industrial parks, community activity centers, parks, athletic facilities, and our new Community Building located inside Rainbow City Park.

There is no doubt that once you visit Rainbow City, you will want to make it your permanent home.

Terry John Calhoun, Mayor

“Come Grow With Us”

Beth Gibson LeeBeth Gibson Lee
Secretary to the Mayor

If you have questions about our city, or need to set up a meeting with the Mayor, please call me.  Click here for holiday closing schedule.

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Rainbow City Street Department
took delivery of a new 2017 Freightliner
trash and limb truck to better serve our
citizens of Rainbow City.

09222016 City Truck

Pictured L to R:  Carl Johnson, Street Dept., Mayor Terry John Calhoun,
Wil Hovater, Equipment Sales Ingram Equipment Company.

Publix Grocery Store Groundbreaking Held

Groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 10th for the Shoppes at Rainbow Landing development at the intersection of US Highway 411 & Alabama Highway 77.

The 45,600-square-foot Publix grocery store is expected to open by October. Joe Yeazitzis, Publix district manager, said the store will employ about 140 associates.  more.


Contribution to Support Public Safety!

Public Safety Contribution

Etowah County Commissioner, Tim Choate (District 6), presents a check to Terry John Calhoun, Mayor of Rainbow City.  This contribution will be used to support our public safety department.  Currently, the Rainbow City Police Dept. employs 3 detectives, 17 police officers, 2 D.A.R.E officers, 8 dispatchers, an Animal Control Officer, 2 administration clerks, and Chief Greg Carroll.   We appreciate the generosity from Commission Choate and will use these funds to better serve the citizens of Rainbow City!


Mayor Welcomes “Dimensions Hair Salon”
Located at 311 W. Grand Avenue!


Billy Ray "Bulldog" Williams dedication ceremony was held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Black Creek Parkway where the bridge was named in his honor.  Mayor Calhoun read the proclamation.

More Pictures - click here

click here for proclamation and more pictures


Black Creek Parkway Ribbon Cutting

(L to R)  Bob Echols, Johnny Cannon, Mayor Sherman Guyton, Mayor Terry John Calhoun,
Senator Phil Williams, Bill Stewart, Ben Reed, Deverick Williams, Billy Harris, Lloyd Matthews,
Anita Bedwell, Larry Keenum, Houston Jenkins, Rebecca Crane.

Rainbow City Mayor Terry John Calhoun and Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton cut the ribbon for the Black Creek Parkway project on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.  Mayor Calhoun stated that this project first began in 1995 and has finally become a reality.  He thanked the Rainbow City Council, Gadsden Council Members, Metropolitan Planning Organization, former Senator Larry Means, Representative Blaine Galliher who helped secure matching funds from the State DOT for all of their support on this project the engineer firm of Jones, Blair, Waldrop, and Tucker and their subs from design to construction inspection have been instrumental. Also, County Commissioners Tim Choate and Jeff Overstreet, Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc.
Mayor Calhoun also stated that this project showed the two largest cities in this area working together to become a vital partnership to this project completion.


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