COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - State Representative Calvin Smyre will be honored Thursday with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Alfac.
Smyre represents District 135, which includes portions of Muscogee County.
He will be recognized for being the longest-serving Georgia state representative. Smyre has dedicated 45 years of public service, and is one of the most notable members of the Democratic Party.
“You know, I do what I love to do, which is public service," said Smyre. "And to be recognized for public service and the contributions you’ve made is humbling. I’ve had a good career in the General Assembly and a good career at Synovus and to be recognized for my career in both public service and professional life is a true honor.”
Past award recipients include Maya Angelou and Congressman Sanford Bishop.