Photo courtesy of Hoover Chamber of Commerce.
0614 Freedom award
Lt. Col. Dan Mikos, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)- left, with Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey, and Paul Pocopanni was recognized at the 2013 Freedom Award winner for his outstanding contributions to the United States for his years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve, as well as his outstanding career in volunteerism in the community. The award was presented by Brigadier General Paul Pocopanni, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), shown above, on the right.
Regions Bank will sponsor the July 17 luncheon, and will sponsor the prestigious Freedom Award, started in 2003, with the intention of recognizing some of Hoover’s most outstanding public servants who have dedicated themselves to the ideals of freedom. Winners of this outstanding award since its inception include Art Headley, Bob Mosca, Bill Natter, John O’Malley, A. C. Roper, General Robert Lott (Ret.), Albert Awtrey, Hollis Hayes, Hoover Police Lt. Trey Bass, Rear Admiral John T. (Jack) Natter (Ret.), a current Hoover City Council member, and last year’s winner, Dan Mikos. The 2014 winner will be announced at the July luncheon.
Applicants for this award must be a role model in the Hoover community, have shown support for local, state, and federal government, promoted the ideals of freedom through this support, given long-term service to these ideals not just a one-time effort, supported the U.S. military through either support to or service in the military, must be a Hoover resident, an employee of the City of Hoover or employee of a Hoover Chamber of Commerce member.
The presentation of the award will be by Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey. The winner will be pre-determined by the City of Hoover Veterans Committee.
To attend this Chamber Luncheon, please make your reservations no later than Monday, July 14, by calling 988-5672, or emailing Lisa Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Networking begins at 11:15 a.m., with the meeting starting sharply at noon. The Luncheon is $20.00, or $22.00 for anyone without prior reservations, payable at the door. Hoover Country Club is located at 3140 Club Drive.