Friday, June 25, 2010

Smyre Honored at NOBEL Women’s Conference with Shining Star Award

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representative Calvin Smyre (GA), President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), is being honored at the NOBEL Women’s (National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women) Annual Legislative Conference. Representative Smyre will receive the Shining Star Award, NOBEL Women’s highest honor. The award is being presented on Friday night at the Shining Star Awards Gala where national and local leaders that have demonstrated exceptional knowledge, courage, and character are recognized for their achievements and continued commitment to community and public service.

“I am both elated and humbled by this award. NOBEL Women is an organization with a long history of addressing the needs of communities nationwide. As a state legislator and President of NBCSL, I work very closely with members of NOBEL Women on a daily basis. Being familiar with the impactful work that these women do makes me even more appreciative and thankful that they honor me with this award,” stated Representative Smyre.

“It is my hope that this annual celebration and awards ceremony will further highlight the great accomplishments of NOBEL Women and attract more young women to careers as elected officials. Now more than ever we need committed public servants dedicated to bettering their individual communities by providing a better quality of life,” concluded Representative Smyre.


The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is a membership association representing more than 600 African American state legislators hailing from 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. NBCSL members represent more than 50 million Americans of various racial backgrounds. NBCSL monitors federal and state activity and provides this information to its members through policy symposiums and conferences. Each year, NBCSL members pass policy resolutions that directly impact federal and state policy. The organization focuses on issues that directly impact US domestic policy and is committed to policies that positively affect all Americans.

For information on NOBEL Women, please visit their website at

National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL)
Gabrielle King, 770-389-1437

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