I first met Frank Skinner at an Aldridge Gardens dedication and invited him to speak at The Friends of Hoover in December 2012. At that meeting, George Farmer and Eloise Martin, both of whom are founding members of the Hoover Library Board were honored as Volunteers of the Year for their 30 years of service.
The Hoover Library began through the fundraising and lobbying efforts of the Friends of the Hoover Public Library. This 1982 effort took place even before there was an actual library. Mayor Skinner challenged the five-member board to have a library opened within 9 months; they did.
Many of the facilities and services that we take for granted are provided by its talented and dedicated employees; courtesy of the insight of Frank Skinner. Frank is a true salesman and visionary.
Frank Skinner moved to Hoover in 1963 and has been active ever since as a volunteer Fireman, member of the Planning Board, Councilman, Mayor, and member of the Aldridge Gardens Board of Directors—all while working and managing the Hoover office of Patterson Pope with his wife, Mary!
On January 16th, Mayor Skinner will be the program at the Hoover Historical Society meeting in the Shakespeare and Fitzgerald rooms of the Hoover Public Library. Come join us for refreshments at 1 PM and the program at 1:30 PM.