About Frank

Four years ago, retired Hoover Fire Marshal Frank Brocato, won the election for Hoover Mayor without a runoff against the incumbent. 

Over the last four years, Mayor Brocato has worked hard to bring in economic development, increase funding for education and improve safety measures and quality of life for every citizen of Hoover. 

During his tenure, the Mayor put together and delivered the first ever comprehensive plan which lead to many accomplishments, including: 


Quality of Life

  • Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad
  • Riverchase Greenway
  • Star Lake Revitalization
  • Bicycle and Sidewalk Plan
  • 100 Acres Cahaba River Park
  • Mountain Bike Park


Economic Development

  • Iberia Bank (500 jobs)
  • McLeod Software (500 jobs)
  • Bio Horizons
  • Meadow Brook Office Park
  • Stadium Trace Village
  • Brocks Gap Village
  • 1000+ new business licenses issued
  • Bluff Park Redevelopment
  • Highway 31 Re-development


Protecting Neighborhoods

  • Legacy zoning for older neighborhoods
  • Property maintenance enforcement
  • Abandoned vehicle removal
  • Restricted zoning applied to vape shops, payday loans and pawn shops


Public Safety

  • State-of-the-art Police Training Center
  • New Fire Station
  • Additional police officers and firefighters hired
  • Police and Fire Department Pursuing National Accreditation
  • Record low crime in 2018 and 2019
  • Placed police officers on all Hoover City School campuses during every hour of operation


Smart Government

  • Structurally balanced on-time budgets
  • Implemented Hoover’s first Comprehensive Plan
  • Implemented first Energy Savings Plan
  • Implemented first Project Management Team
  • Increased Reserve Funding by over $1 million
  • Implemented Open Checkbook and projects for citizen review
  • Weekly meeting with council leadership to discuss all Hoover initiatives
  • Implemented Digital Plan review
  • Upgraded 25-year-old IT system at City Hall
  • Reconfigured Hoover Met Complex master plan saving $5 million 


Traffic Management

  • Resurrected Plan to construct I459-South Interchange at South Shades Crest Road
  • “Smart” traffic light equipment along Highways 280, 31, and 150
  • South Shades Crest Road improvement
  • Constructed new road behind Hoover High


Mayor Brocato continues to work with neighboring Mayors to cut costs during these unprecedented times and put safety and the well-being of residents at the forefront of all decision making.

He and his wife Frances have been married 48 years. They have three children and nine grandchildren.