Nick Massa honored by mayor

Geneva City Mayor Ron Alcock reads a certificate of appreciation honoring Nick Massa during City Council’s meeting earlier this month. Also honored, but not able to attend, was Ralph Fratto.

GENEVA — City Council has honored two longtime businessmen for their contributions to the community.

Mayor Ron Alcock presented certificates of appreciation to Nick Massa and Ralph Fratto at Council’s Aug. 2 meeting. Massa received his certificate that evening; Fratto was unable to attend.

Massa is president and CEO of Massa Construction of Geneva, a developer of many projects in the region and owner of a number of properties. Among Massa’s notable projects is Lyons National Bank’s headquarters on Exchange Street.

Fratto is one of the founders — along with his brothers — of Geneva Granite, and he has played an integral role in donating monuments around the area to communities, including the city of Geneva, as well as veterans organizations.

Most recently, Geneva Granite created a monument dedicated to Martin Luther King that is at Bicentennial Park on Exchange Street.

The certificates of appreciation read as follows: “In recognition of the tireless work you have done for the city of Geneva and its residents, and your countless contributions to make Geneva a great place to live and work, I deem it an honor and a privilege to present you with this certificate of appreciation for outstanding service to your community.”

The honors were bestowed on Fratto and Massa at the urging of longtime Ward 6 Councilor John Greco.

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