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LOCAL Achievements Free Enterprise Person of the Year THE "FREE ENTERPRISE SPIRIT" is alive and T well throughout south Baldwin County, according to Foley Mayor John Koniar. "It is our job as citizens and leaders in our communities to ensure the environment continues to encourage and facilitate free enterprise growth." The 2013 recipient of the Free Enterprise Person of the Year has not only proven himself to be worthy of the award, he works every day so others in his city can be successful, too. Mayor Koniar received the award at the Chamber's annual Free Enterprise Luncheon in September. "It's a great honor," Koniar said of the award. "When I look at the list of those who have received the award in the past it is a real honor for me to be included with that group. This is a group of people," he continued, "who have given so much back to the community and being included in that group means a great deal to me." Koniar was appointed mayor in 2006, was elected serving 28 years as councilman. Those who know him best recognize Koniar as a consensus builder. His priorities as mayor, according to his nomination submission, continue to be to: D ensure our students are receiving an education that will keep them competitive in today's job market. environment. and be accountable to the citizens of Foley for a balanced budget that will provide for honest, transparent government. After his service as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, Koniar left a position with Shell Oil in Nashville to his 37-year career with Vulcan, Inc. he moved from sales manager to Vice President of the company, and he remains an active member of the Board of Directors today. Koniar has also served the community as a member and past president of the Chamber's Board of Directors and on the board of the South Baldwin Education Foundation. In addition he is active in numerous civic and service organizations. L 12 Discover South Baldwin 2014

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