City Councilwoman Charlotte Farmer has been selected as a winner of the Elected Women of Excellence Award for 2016 by the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

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Farmer will be recognized as a distinguished elected woman at the group’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 16-20.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been nominated and to receive such a prestigious award,” Farmer said. “The far greater satisfaction comes from the opportunity the past 11 years to serve our community. Saying ‘thank you’ to the citizens of San Angelo for their confidence and their support seems somehow insufficient. But I am forever grateful.”

Farmer expressed regret she is unable to attend the conference to accept the award.

Farmer has represented Single-Member District 6 on the City Council since 2005, winning election six times. She has lived in San Angelo since 1977. During that span, she has compiled an array of public and civic service that includes two terms each on the Civic Events Board and on the Public Housing Authority board. She has also served on a multitude of City committees dedicated to concerns such as investments, the renovations of the municipal swimming pool and of the Concho River, the half-cent sales tax, budgets and park revitalization. She continues to serve on the board of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance.

Farmer spent 25 years in commercial banking, mortgage lending, regulations and compliance. She also worked 16 years in property management. She served 12 years as the San Angelo Apartments Association’s board president and education director. She has earned a number of professional certifications and studied at Angelo State University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas.

Farmer has been affiliated with San Angelo’s homebuilders and realtors associations, the Girls Fast Pitch Association and the San Angelo Bowling Association. In 2010, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas named her a “Woman of Distinction.” Farmer has two grown children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is a member of Glen Meadows Baptist Church.

Founded in 1938, the National Foundation for Women Legislators seeks to empower and inspire elected women to become thought leaders who shape America’s future. It does so by providing strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking. It is both the oldest organization for elected women in the United States and the only one that includes women on the city, county and state levels.