Jaymie Carter is the next Wonder Woman in our series of 25 brought to you by the Bradenton Herald.

Jaymie Carter doesn’t know a stranger and has a kind word and a smile for everyone. She is the first person to raise her hand to ask a question when she doesn’t understand something and the first to offer a hand to someone who needs help.

Perhaps it’s these attributes that lead Jaymie to the work she has done in our community. If you look around at some of the longtime programs or events in Manatee County, you will find that Jaymie had a hand in creating them. In 1987, she worked with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce to develop a dropout prevention program that is still going today as the Business & Education Partnership. She and co-chair Eloise Lisch co-chaired the first Snooty Gala to support the South Florida Museum. In 1995 she opened Congressman Dan Miller’s campaign office and served as his campaign manager from 1999-2000.

While she loves art, film, and politics Jaymie’s real passion has been bringing services to the women of our community. She has worked tirelessly for the Women’s Resource Center as a Board member, Interim Director, and advocate. Jaymie had a goal to create a stream of income for the Center that wasn’t dependent on events or grants. In 2006 she was the force behind opening the Unique Boutique of the WRC. This resale boutique is still thriving in downtown Bradenton.

Jaymie has been married to her husband Mike for 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Katie and Anne.

Jaymie has touched so many organizations and people in Manatee County through her involvement and caring, thoughtful personality – thank you Jaymie for all you do.