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Board Profile Sandra Cawyer


Office: Columbia County Assessor County I was born in: Columbia County


What I like most about my county: Columbia County is a community that takes pride in the way it is presented. We have many volunteer organizations that work for persons in need and also work to clean, repair and landscape the main streets of our town. There is a very active arts community. We are the home of Southern Arkansas University and Logoly State Park. Our county hosts two big


The best thing about living in Arkansas:


This state is beautiful, and if you are a summer person like me you can’t beat the winters in South Arkansas.


I got started in county government because: I had always worked in the corporate world but was looking for a change and received an offer to work in the assessor’s office. It only took a few months, and I knew that I wanted county government to be my life’s career.


My favorite meal: Cheeseburgers and fries, but I try really hard not to eat them.


When I’m not working I’m: Spending time with family and working around my home.


everything they needed. All three children are happy and productive adults. They have great lives and great careers.


festivals —


Magnolia Blossom Festival and Purple Hull Pea Festival — which have earned state and national attention.


The hardest thing I have ever done is: Step into the public eye. When I decided to run for assessor, I had to learn to be comfortable with public speaking and participating in conversations with people that I did not know.


If I wasn’t a county assessor, I’d be: I would definitely work in the real estate/appraiser business. I have held a real estate license and also worked for a title company.


You might be surprised to learn that: I love to do flower arrangements. I have designed and created the flowers for several weddings.


My pet peeve is: Having to wait on someone because they are late.


for part of their childhood and constantly worried


The accomplishments of which I am most proud: My children. I was a single mom


whether I was giving them


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Sandra Cawyer, Columbia County


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