John Greco, currently the longest-serving City Council member, and well-known local businessman Ralph Fratto will be honored for their civic service at the 36th annual Geneva Area Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner later this month at Club 86.
Greco, who has served as Ward 6 Councilor since 1994, and Fratto, founder of Geneva Granite Co., will be honored for “keeping 911 and Martin Luther King Jr. memories alive in the city.”
“The two of them have worked together to make these legacies in our history transparent in our community,” said Lucile Mallard, NAACP branch president. “Citizens who live in or visit Geneva can walk down to the lake pier and view the 911 Memorial Stone where there has been an annual Sept. 11 ceremony for the past 16 years, honoring those who lost their lives. They can also walk down Exchange Street in downtown Geneva and view the MLK Memorial Stone, which has ‘I Have A Dream’ inscribed. It was dedicated May 17, 2017, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling banning segregated schools.