Seven Inducted into Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame

On September 20, seven citizens were inducted into the 2018 Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame. Each year, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honors “civic giants” that have made an impact on the quality, livability and economic progress of our community. The Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber’s 100th anniversary year in 2000 and is designed to honor exceptional citizens who have made significant, long-term contributions to the overall development of Tuscaloosa County. With this class, 116 citizens will have been inducted as members of the Hall of Fame.

The 2018 inductees are:

  • Bert Bank
  • Jordan Plaster, Jr.
  • Gene “Poodgie” Poole
  • Dr. Malcolm Portera
  • Ken Swindle
  • Harrison “Mailman” Taylor
  • Yvonne Wells

 The induction was held during a ceremony and reception at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Gold Sponsors for the event were the Award Company of America, McAbee Construction and The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences. Silver Sponsor was Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers.