|Carmen Turner is a
third-generation Conch (or native Key Wester) whose
great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from the Bahamas in 1897.
She attended Key West High School,
then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations at the
University of Florida, followed by a Master of Science degree in
Business Management from Troy State University.
In 1995, at the age of 29, she was
appointed to finish two years of a term on the Key West City Commission by
then Governor Lawton Chiles. She went on to win her four-year seat in the
1997 city election, and was recently re-elected without opposition to
serve another four-year term in the 2001 city election.
She is currently executive director of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County, Inc., a position she particularly
enjoys because it allows her to work with the community to improve the
lives of our children.
Her position as a city commissioner has
given her the opportunity to focus on developing and maintaining housing
for traditional residents in our community, improving the quality of life
on the island, and protecting our fragile environment.
Carmen Turner (DISTRICT VI)
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