Homewood, Alabama– The Homewood Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at The Club. The luncheon, sponsored by America’s First Federal Credit Union, featured Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer as the keynote speaker. Homewood’s Fire Chief John Bresnan, who recently passed away, was honored at numerous points during the luncheon.
McBrayer spoke of Homewood’s past successes and future hopes, and the following City Employees were honored for outstanding service to the community:
The Homewood Police Department chose to honor Police Officer Nick Altobella as Homewood’s Officer of the Year for the courageous acts he has performed in the line of duty. Altobella, a SWAT team member, was one of the first officers Police Chief Tim Ross successfully recruited to the Police Department four years ago. In 2019, Ross said Altobella led the department with 459 arrests.
The Homewood Fire Department recognized Matthew Murphree, an apparatus operator, as the Fire Department’s 2019 Firefighter of The Year.
The City of Homewood honored Aimee Camper, who was named Homewood’s Employee of the Year. She works in the city clerk’s office.
About the Homewood Chamber: The Homewood Chamber of Commerce, in existence since 1940, is a membership-based organization that advocates for, and works together with, our business community. We are over 500 members strong, representing businesses of all sizes located in Homewood and outside of Homewood. We welcome anyone who does business in the community or would like to do business in the community. Our goal is to keep commerce healthy with a proactive relationship among the City government, the community and our members.