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Sandra Sims Terry

Profile Updated: October 24, 2019
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Residing In:
Laurel, FL USA
Occupation:
Non-Profit Executive Director Emeritus
Children:
David born 1971; Ruth born 1972; Ruby Dionne born 1974;
Grandchildren: Dominique, Braxton, Taira, More…Kolbie, Cato
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Worked at GTE (General Telephone and Electronics) from 1967 to retirement in 1999. Served as volunteer President of Laurel Civic Association from 1988 to 1999. Executive Director of Laurel Civic Association Inc 1999 to 2019. Executive Director Emeritus 2019 to present.
AWARDS & REGONITIONS
• Volunteer of the Year –Volunteer Center South - 1992

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Civic Beautification Special Award for coordinating the Great Laurel / Nokomis Clean Up- 1993.
(The collaboration with the county resulted in the County Wide clean ups held today from South Venice to Newtown)
 New Community Center in Laurel named – SANDRA SIMS TERRY COMMUNITY CENTER by Sarasota County Commission -1994
 “Service to Mankind Award” from Women’s Sertoma of Venice – 1994
 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award from the United Way of Sarasota County – 1994
 Crystal Heart Award from the Gulfcoast Girl Scout Council – 1994
 Olympic Torch Bearer – 1996
 Community Based Big Sister of the Year – 2001
 Lifetime Achievement Award – Sarasota County Branch, NAACP – Sixteenth Annual Freedom Awards -2001
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Incorporated Laurel Civic Association - 1989
• Brought over 5,000,000 dollars into low-income, predominantly Black neighborhood in the form of new roads, improved drainage, sidewalks, new community center, rehabilitation of housing and new affordable housing.
• Received Cultural Diversity Scholarship to attend National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference – 1993
BOARDS
• Florida Housing Finance Corporation Board – 2000-2008
(Gubernatorial Appointment) Low Income Advocate
• Venice Foundation Board of Directors – 1996 to 2002 (Gulf Coast Community Foundation)
• Florida Community Loan Fund – 2004 – 2010

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