- This article is about the Hoover mayor. For other uses, see Frank Brocato (disambiguation).
Frank Vincent Brocato is the Mayor of Hoover.
Brocato joined the Hoover Fire Department in 1973 as its first paramedic. He completed a certification in emergency medical technology at UAB in 1975 and went on to earn an associate's degree in fire science and firefighting at Jefferson State Community College in 1979 and a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology at Birmingham-Southern College in 1982.
Brocato was promoted in the department to the position of Fire Marshal and Chief of Operations before he retired in 2015. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the Alabama Fire College and as Commander of the Alabama All-Hazards Incident Management Team. He was a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Birmingham.
Brocato successfully challenged incumbent Mayor Gary Ivey in the 2016 municipal election. He easily fended off a challenge by Hoover City Council president Gene Smith III to secure re-election in 2020.
As mayor, Brocato initiated the Leadership Hoover program. In 2018 prostesters of the fatal shooting of E. J. Bradford Jr by a Hoover Police officer called for Brocato's resignation. Brocato supported the department and did not resign.
Brocato and his wife Frances have three children and nine grandchildren.
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