Sandra Wilson

Commissioner Sandra WilsonSandra Wilson was elected as City Commissioner in November 2012.  She currently is serving her fourth term as Commissioner.  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.  On a statewide level, she served as Chairman of the Kentucky Manufacturers Association and currently serves on the boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Kentucky.  Commissioner Wilson is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and Leadership Paducah. 

Commissioner Wilson chaired the Paducah Chamber of Commerce’s annual community issues trip to Washington, DC for several years and was honored by the Chamber as Volunteer of the Year for this service. 

A Calloway County native and graduate of Murray State University, she began her career in Nashville before relocating to the Paducah area a year later. She worked for a year at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (then Paducah Community College) as Public Relations Director before joining Westvaco (Wickliffe Paper Mill). She worked at the paper mill for 26 years and as the Public Affairs Manager for 22 years.  In June 2013, Commissioner Wilson began a new career as the President of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Commissioner Wilson is married to Ed Wilson.  She has a daughter, Whitney Denson, an attorney and partner at McMurry & Livingston; a step-daughter, Wendy Watts, who is a high school guidance counselor; and a step-son, Rich Wilson, who is employed by Electric Energy. She has four grandchildren, Bailey and Wilson Watts, Brock Wilson, and Hallie Denson. 

In serving as City Commissioner, she serves on the Paducah Power Board and the Paducah Riverfront Development Advisory Board.  

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