By Donald Jay Howton

Storm Water Specialist Freddie Freeman with the Storm Water Management Department, city of Bessemer, was recently selected to receive the Vulcan Volunteer of the Year award. This award is presented by Alabama People Against Litter in the State AL PALS.

The Vulcan Volunteer of the Year award is among the highest awards presented by AL PALS.

Freeman and other award winners from around the state were recognized at the 2023 AL PALS Governors Awards Luncheon and Ceremony held on Tuesday, November 8 at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery.

Attending the ceremony with Freeman was his wife Vanessa Freeman, Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley and Chris Warren.

“I am honored and humbled to have been nominated by my peers for this award. I want to thank AL PALS for recognizing the work that the city of Bessemer has done in minimizing pollution in the city,” stated Freeman.

Freeman received his Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Samford University in 2004.

He was nominated by his peers for his work and efforts achieved during his career to protect water quality and improve the environment.