Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Wilson Featured in The Kentucky Gazette’s 2020 Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government

Date of release:  January 20, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem Sandra WilsonMayor Pro Tem Sandra Wilson is featured in the December 2020 edition of The Kentucky Gazette’s 2020 Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government.  This second annual special publication features 50 powerful Kentucky women who “transform the world of public affairs.”

Mayor Pro Tem Wilson said, “I am very honored to have been included in this prestigious list of women from across the state.  I enjoy serving our community and am proud to do so every day.” 

Mayor George P. Bray expressed his gratitude for Wilson’s commitment to serving Paducah.  Mayor Bray said, “The City of Paducah and the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce are both fortunate to have Sandra Wilson leading and advocating for our community. As a five-time City Commissioner and long-time leader of our Chamber, Sandra has impacted our community in a variety of ways. I am proud to work alongside her to help move our community forward."

The Kentucky Gazette Editor and Publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock said about the publication, “You will find in these pages short biographies of some of the commonwealth’s most dedicated, talented, and power people – biographies that should be many times longer than space allows here.  These women hold advanced degrees and vast ranges of experiences, and they share their decades of experience to make Kentucky a better place.”

At the January 12 meeting of the Paducah Board of Commissioners, the Board approved Wilson as Mayor Pro Tem.  She currently is serving her fifth term as Commissioner.  Wilson also serves as the President of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.  Prior to joining the Chamber in 2013, Wilson worked 26 years at Westvaco with 22 of those years as Public Affairs Manager.  On a statewide level, she served as Chairman of the Kentucky Manufacturers Association and currently serves on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board and as Chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executive Association. 

Mayor Pro Tem Wilson also is an active community volunteer.  She has served as chairman of the Board for Paducah Economic Development, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Paducah-McCracken County Industrial Development Authority. She has served on the board of the Carson Center since before it was built and currently serves on the Executive Committee.  She is a member of the Paducah Rotary Club where she received the Paul Harris Award.

Mayor Pro Tem Wilson is a graduate of Murray State University.  She also graduated from both the Leadership Kentucky and Leadership Paducah programs.

For more information about Wilson and the entire Paducah Board of Commissioners, visit

The Kentucky Gazette Cover Image