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League of Women Voters honors Sarah Heard with award



Photo provided League of Women Voters of Martin County previous Susan B. Anthony Award winners are pictured with 2016 honoree, Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard. From left are Sally Swartz, Sarah Heard, Maggy Hurchalla and Donna Melzer.


MARTIN COUNTY — At its February luncheon meeting in Palm City, The League of Women Voters of Martin County honored longtime Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard with its 2016 Susan B. Anthony Award. This award is presented annually by the League, and recognizes an individual in Martin County who exemplifies "the characteristics of Susan B. Anthony, particularly her independence, persistence, determination, devotion to her faith and her dedication to obtaining equal rights for all citizens of the United States of America."

A longtime Martin County resident, honoree Heard has devoted her professional life to Martin County, serving as commissioner for almost 14 years. She was re-elected for the third time in 2012, and has advocated not only for the residents of Martin, but statewide and federally on so many issues of importance.

She is an impressive river advocate who has inspired thousands of residents. She has served three years as the President of the Loxahatchee River Coordinating Council, and is Martin County's representative on the Nine County Coalition (the nine counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee). Additionally, she served as a Board member of the Marine Resources Council, the Children's Services Council, and Pal-Mar Water Control District Board of Supervisors.

Her many years of activism have helped to maintain Martin County's reputation as one of the finest counties in Florida.

The League of Women Voters of Martin County is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support nor oppose any individual candidates.

For more information on the League of Women Voters of Martin County, view the website at http://LWVMartinCounty.org.