Valdosta State University presented State Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta), â€™93, with the 2012 Loyce W. Turner Outstanding Public Service Award.
Each year, VSUâ€™s Public Administration Advisory Committee presents the award to a member of the community who is involved in some aspect of public service.
Carter, who received a bachelorâ€™s in education from VSU, was first elected to the House of Representatives (District 175) in 2006 and has received numerous awards and citations for her dedication to public service. In 2007, she was selected the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Educators Legislator of the Year and Georgia School Counselors Association Legislator of the Year, Region 11.
Carter has served on several House committees, including Education, Higher Education, Appropriations, and Special Committee for Small Business Development and Job Creation.
A career educator, Carter is the Teaching as a Profession teacher and Work-Based Learning coordinator for Lowndes High School.