Untiring and passionate, Sandra is a dedicated community activist who has deservedly earned the reputation as de facto mayor of Laurel, Florida. A third generation resident, she is the daughter of turpentine industry workers. As the Executive Director of the Laurel Civic Association she has been instrumental in the construction of the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, and has brought many improvements to the largely neglected area of Laurel including paved roads, drainage ditches, food for many children and elderly in need, supplemental educational services and opportunities for children and teenagers, and has provided housing for many elderly residents.
Student Interviewer: Jessica Wopinski
Jessica is a third year anthropology student at New College. Interest in community involvement and the multifariousness of history has drawn her to the Oral History Project for a second year.
Posted in: 2013