Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award

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DBA Announces Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award

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Sean Dammann, president of the Decatur Business Association, announced the organization’s creation of the Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award at its April meeting at the Solarium. The award honors the memory of long-time Decatur resident and City of Decatur employee Alma Fleetwood, who died in March. In announcing the award, Sean said that the DBA wants to honor someone who embraces and maintains the spirit of Alma Fleetwood, who always had a smile, a kind word and a hug for everyone. Sean noted Alma’s deep and abiding commitment to the community and to serving the city.

 

Sherry Jackman Earns Decatur’s Fleetwood Award Fleetwood Award 2015 Jackman

Sherry Jackman, director of the Decatur Tourism Bureau, was awarded the 2015 Alma Fleetwood Spirit award at a recent Decatur Business Association meeting. She is pictured at left with DBA officers, previous Fleetwood award recipients, and members of Alma Fleetwood’s family. You can usually find Sherry at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

 

Mary Flad Earns Fleetwood Award for 2014 

Fleetwood Award 2014 FladCongratulations to long-time Decatur volunteer Mary Flad for earning the Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award, presented at the October meeting of the Decatur Business Association. Mary has been a key figure in the success of the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Book Festival. She and her husband, Bill, are also Decatur Hometown Heroes.

  

 

 

Arthur Ratliff Receives Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award
Congratulations to DBA member Arthur Ratliff, owner of State Farm Insurance/Ratliff Agency, who receivedAlma Fleetwood Spirit

the 2013 Alma Fleetwood Spirit award at the October DBA meeting. Wendy Watkins, a past DBA president, made the presentation and Alma Fleetwood’s family was present. The award honors the memory of long-time Decatur resident and City of Decatur employee Alma Fleetwood, who always had a smile, a kind word and a hug for everyone.

 


Alma Feetwood AwardLinda Harris Receives Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award

Linda Harris, deputy director of economic and community development for Decatur, is the 2012 recipient of the Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award. Wendy Watkins, president of the Decatur Business Association, presented the Award for 2012 at DBA’s August meeting at Harbour Bar.

Pictured: Linda Harris (front and center) sits with members of Alma Fleetwood's family, DBA president Wendy Watkins, and Tammy Washington.

 

 

First Recipient is Tammy Washington 

The first Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award went to Tammy Washington, office manager for the Community and Economic Development Department, who worked closely with Alma on a daily basis. Sean said Tammy embodies the spirit of Alma Fleetwood in her dealings with the DBA, her helpful attitude and approach, and her commitment to the community.Tammy and Joyce

Tammy Washington (left) with her mom.