From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Jane Alexander and Rick Stotser/Massey, Stotser & Nichols PC won the annual Gatekeeper Awards at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Saturday.
The awards recognize outstanding service to the community. Alexander won the individual award while Massey, Stotser & Nichols PC won the group award.
Alexander has worked tirelessly with the Trussville Historical Society and was recently appointed to the Trussville Historical Board. She’s worked with many community events, including the Jennie June Croly Club Christmas Coffee, Trussville’s Earth Day, the dedication reception of the Police Training Building in honor of former Chief Irving Nash, and the annual reception for the Trussville Fire Department installation of officers.
Every four years, she helps organize a reception for the newly elected mayor and city council. She also spends numerous hours planning and designing areas for tree plantings in the historic district and works with the committee that decorates the entrance and gazebo on Parkway Drive for Christmas. She was instrumental in the creation of Everything Christmas, a Christmas arts and crafts show in Trussville.
Massey, Stotser & Nichols’ history began with Tim Massey’s law practice in the early 1980s. MSN is active in supporting Trussville City Schools, City Fest, the Maple Leaf Run, TASTE and more.
The Customer Service Person of the Year Award was won by Megan Patterson of the Trussville Civic Center.
“She has taken the civic center’s customer service to the next level,” said Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole.
The Ambassador of the Year Award was presented to Sherri Hood of Total Cost Advocates.
“Our chamber ambassadors have been phenomenal in assisting with chamber events, recruiting new members, and in general have been wonderful representatives for the chamber,” Poole said. “I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate this group.”