Alma Lee Loy, formerly of Vero Beach, was a role model dedicated to women’s achievements and success and paved the way for women to succeed in male-dominated roles.
- Appointed in 1964 by Governor C. Farris Bryant as a charter member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women;
- Appointed by Governor Hayden Burns in 1965 to the Women’s Safety Leaders;
- One of Florida’s first female sports column writers;
- First woman elected to the Indian River County Commission and as their Chairman;
- First woman elected as Chairman of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce;
- Coached and mentored younger generations to become community and state leaders.
There is no woman in Florida more deserving of induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame than Alma Lee Loy. She was passionately involved and engaged in the affairs of local non-profits, politics, Indian River State College, numerous foundations, and civic endeavors that continue to make a difference. She never said no when the community called.