City employees thanked for collapsed building cleanup


Photo: The City of Gadsden recognized Public Works and Building Department employees at the December 20 city council meeting. The employees were recognized for their service in clearing debris from the site of a collapsed building downtown at the corner of 12th Street and Forrest Avenue. “Thanks to the swift action of (these) employees, no one got hurt and the cleanup response was handled professionally,” said Mayor Craig Ford. “On behalf of our residents, I thank you for your assistance on the swift cleanup of our city.” (Emma Kirkemier/Messenger)


Photo: Also honored was city employee Brenda Haley. Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford recognized Haley (center) during the December 20 city council meeting. Haley is head of housekeeping at The Venue at Coosa Landing, the owner of My Dream Too Events and a retired state police communications officer. Ford commended Haley for her work ethic and longtime dedication to the city and the people of Gadsden. “What I do for the City of Gadsden, I do it because I love (it),” Haley said. “I do it because I love people.” Pictured, from left: sister Debra Moultrie, Haley, best friend Virginia Norman. (Emma Kirkemier/Messenger)

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