Audrey Gibson – Women with Heart Honoree for August 2018
Audrey Gibson is a native of Jacksonville, Florida’s Northside. She attended local schools in Jacksonville and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Criminology. She is the proud mother of adult children. Her leisure interests include sporting events, Formula 1 and NASCAR racing, flower gardening, music and period movies.
During her career, Senator Gibson has worked as a Congressional District Administrator and as a Business Community Liaison. Senator Gibson sits on numerous committees and is affiliated with many cause-worthy organizations, such as NCSL Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Infrastructure; Blueprint for Leadership (Class of 1999); Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Board of Directors; Scenic Jacksonville Advisory Board; Jacksonville Women’s Network (JWN); Women’s Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL); Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND); Citizens for Tree Protection; Save Our Libraries; Democratic Executive Committee, Chair; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter; and charter member of Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation, among others.
In her current capacity as State Senator for District 6, she is committed to fighting for her constituents as well as all people of the State of Florida. She currently serves on the following committees:
• Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, Chair
• Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
• Commerce and Tourism
• Regulated Industries
• Joint Legislative Auditing Committee
Senator Gibson has testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Juvenile Boot Camps and related issues, and is the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including: 2017 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. Legislative Appreciation Award; 2017 Florida League of Cities Legislative Appreciation Award; 2017 Florida Association of Counties Legislative Leadership Award; 2017 Florida Epilepsy Foundation, Champion of the Heart Award; 2016 Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll Award; 2015 Florida Smart Justice Alliance, Legislative Advocate Award; 2015 PACE Center for Girls, Senator of the Year Award; 2014 Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, Legislator of the Year Award; 2013 Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Northeast Florida, Inc., Community’s Senator Award; 2013 Florida Insurance Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award; 2010 Jacksonville Urban League, Clanzel T. Brown Award; 2008 HOPE, Inc., Community Service Award; 2008 Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, Morris Milton Award; Outward Bound Discovery, Hall of Fame Inductee; 2006 Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Women of Distinction Award; 2006 Children’s Home Society, Public Official of the Year Award; and 2006 Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, Legislator of the Year Award.
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