DBA Announces Alma Fleetwood Spirit Award
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
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
Congratulations 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 received
Linda 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.