Ronica Ondocsin was born and raised in Fayetteville, TN and moved to the Huntsville/Madison area in 1985 to attend the University of Alabama Huntsville. She graduated from UAH in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama. Ronica previously worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as the US Army Space and Strategic Defense Command before leaving full-time employment to spend more time raising her children. She has spent the last several years doing consulting work in engineering and volunteer work with school, church, and civic organizations.
Ronica and her family have lived in Madison since 2007. She and her husband Bill, a NASA engineer, have been married 20 years. Their daughter Abbi is a junior at Bob Jones High School and is very involved with all aspects of high school life. She is a Diamond Doll for the BJHS baseball team, a member of the Student Government Association, Junior Civitans, and is also a certified lifeguard. Their son Jack is a fifth grader at Rainbow Elementary and enjoys playing baseball in the Madison Baseball Association (MBA) and basketball in the Basketball Association of Madison (BAM). Sarah is a graduate of Bob Jones High School and the University of Alabama. She is currently working on a graduate degree at the University of Alabama.
Ronica has always had an interest in construction and architecture and began her involvement with the City of Madison in 2008 serving on the Madison Station Historic Preservation Commission. She has also been involved in Madison City School athletics as the treasurer for the Bob Jones High School Volleyball boosters when Abbi played during 2010-2011. Being involved in the community was her motivating factor in seeking the District 7 Council seat. She was appointed to the Madison City Council in December 2010 to fill the seat vacated by Bill Holtzclaw due to his resignation when he was elected to the Alabama State Senate. Ronica was elected to a full term as the District 7 Council representative in August of 2012.
Ronica served as President of the Madison City Council from November 2011 to November 2012 and is currently the President Pro Tempore. She serves as the liaison to the City's Planning Department and Legal Department, is a member of the Finance Committee, Madison Visionary Partners, and the Human Resources Committee of which she was the past chairman.
Ronica is a member of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and a graduate of Focus Class 24 and currently participating in Leadership Class 26. She is also a member of Madison Friends of the Library and Garden and volunteers at Madison Hospital. The Ondocsin family attends Asbury United Methodist Church.
Although you won’t find Ronica on Facebook, you can read the monthly District 7 newsletter at www.district7.us.