Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks was awarded ‘Outstanding Mayor’ at the 2018 Star Awards by the Alabama Communities of Excellence. The ACE is a comprehensive development program designed to assist Alabama’s smaller communities in their efforts to plan, grow and prosper. The City of Heflin became part of the ACE community in 2007.
Heflin has also been designated the safest city in Alabama, and economic development is on the rise. The ACE says Mayor Rooks steers the ship and has assisted in the creation of a community where people love to live, volunteer, and want to play a part in the development for its future.