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America's First Federal Credit Union to Sponsor December 21 Luncheon

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato To Give State of the City Address

Frank Brocato
Frank Brocato

America's First Federal Credit Union will sponsor the December 21 Chamber Luncheon, and has invited Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato to give the State of the City Address. Mayor Brocato was elected in August 2016 without a run-off, and has a long history of service to the people of Hoover. He served as a Hoover Firefighter for forty years, starting in 1974 as a basic firefighter. Through the years, he became a paramedic, and worked his way up through the ranks to become Battalion Chief. He received his Paramedic License from UAB in 1974, his A.A.S. in Fire Science in 1979 from Jefferson State, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology in 1982 from Birmingham Southern College.

His experience as a public servant, developing incident action plans, commanding major building fires, medical emergencies, large-scale weather emergencies, public gatherings, and community celebrations, such as visits by the United States President to the City of Hoover, have prepared him for the leadership position of Mayor. Brocato values a community that is smoothly managed.

During his service to the City, he had the opportunity to work across government and private sectors. His experience preparing the budget for the fire department, leading an award-winning EMS team, and working with city leaders on planning and zoning, Human Resources, E-911 and information technology earned him a sound foundation for the job of mayor. He also worked closely with city and healthcare officials on successful initiatives to bring freestanding Emergency Rooms to Hoover.

In 2003, the Commission on Fire Accreditation presented the Chief Fire Officer Designation to him. In 2008, he was one of seventeen in the country to be awarded the Chief Medical Officer Designation. It was in 2008, that he was also named Commander of the State of Alabama Incident Management Team. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct instructor with the Alabama Fire College teaching leadership and supervision to young men and women who aspire to move up in their respective organizations.

Networking begins at 11:15 a.m., with the meeting starting sharply at noon. The Luncheon is still $20.00, payable at the door, or $25.00 for non-members, or for those without reservations. Those who make reservations and simple do not show will be invoiced for the luncheon, as the chamber makes guarantees to the Hoover Country Club based on the number of reservations. Cancellations are accepted until the morning of the luncheon with almost any reason accepted. Hoover Country Club is located at 3140 Club Drive, Hoover 35216.

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