Ronica Ondocsin, P.E.
Councilwoman, District 7
Phone: (256) 527-1738
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.
The Ondocsin family have lived in Madison since 2007. She and her husband Bill, a NASA engineer, have been married 23 years. Their daughter, Abbi, is a Bob Jones graduate and a sophomore at the University of Alabama and son Jack is an 8th grader at Discovery Middle School.
Ronica has always had a passion for construction and architecture and enjoyed serving on the Madison Station Historic Preservation Commission from 2008 until 2012. Her involvement with this City board led her to become interested in doing more with the City and for the community. Being involved in and serving the Madison 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 in November of 2010. Ronica was elected to a full term as the District 7 Council member in August of 2012.
Ronica served as President of the Madison City Council from November 2011 to November 2012 and as the President Pro Tem in 2013. She serves as the liaison to the City’s Planning Department and Legal Department, is a member of the Finance Committee, and is the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee. Ronica is a member of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and is a graduate of Focus Class 24 and Leadership Class 26. She is a member of Madison Friends of the Library, the Madison Hospital Women’s Council, and has volunteered in the past with Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Ronica was the house leader and construction foreman for a Habitat house built as a “Women Build” project in 1998 which was the first Habitat home in North Alabama and only the second in the state constructed by an all-female crew. She also managed a second “Women Build” home in 1999 that was built in a “blitz build”, start to finish in eight days!
Although you won’t find Ronica on Facebook, you can read the District 7 newsletter located at district7.us which contains information pertaining to District 7, City Council meetings, and the City in general. As Madison continues its rapid growth, Ronica is committed to seeing that District 7 stays vibrant as the Western part of Madison expands. Keeping infrastructure, schools, and businesses strong in all parts of Madison will continue to make Madison a great community.