FORT RUCKER, Ala. (WDHN)— Enterprise Mayor William Cooper was honored during the Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker African-American Black History monthly luncheon.
In the 1980s, Cooper was the first black man elected to the Enterprise city council.
After being named interim mayor in 2017, Cooper was elected to a four-year term last year.
He also spent more than 50-years in public education and is credited with molding young lives.
Mayor Cooper also noted the recent appointment by the Biden Administration of the nation’s first black Secretary of Defense, retired four-star general, Lloyd Austin.