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JACKSON — Carroll County Register of Deeds Natalie McCullough Porter was recently named among the 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee as part of the Jackson Area Business and …
JACKSON — Carroll County Register of Deeds Natalie McCullough Porter was recently named among the 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee as part of the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women’s annual Sterling Awards.
Porter is serving her third four-year term as register. She was first elected in 2006. Her career started in 1989 as a deputy register under former register Judy Baker.
When she first started her career, the office was located in the courthouse and all records were maintained manually. Approximately 21 years ago, the office moved to the Carroll County Office Complex on High Street, Huntingdon. Now, all records are maintained on computer files and archived manual records are available as well.
Porter was voted “Outstanding Register of the Year” for the year 2019. She received the honor at the 51st annual County Officials Conference in Gatlinburg on November 21. The award is chosen by fellow registers across the state.
She also received an award from the Tennessee Registers Association and the County Officials Association of Tennessee for serving as president of the Tennessee Registers Association for the year 2018-2019. She has previously served as secretary and vice president of the state organization.
She and husband, Bernard have one daughter, Anna Lise Porter, age 8, a student at West Carroll Primary.
Others named in the 20 Most Influential with ties to the area include: Dr. Cindy Boyles of Jackson, associate professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Tennessee at Martin; Virginia Grimes of Martin, program manager/coordinator for the WestStar Leadership program at UTM; Judge Vicki Snyder of Paris, Henry County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge; and Ester Gray Lemus, a McKenzie alum and assistant professor of Music at Jackson State Community College.
Representing education, healthcare, industry, government, small business, nonprofit, and legal, Sterling Award recipients make their cities and communities a better place to live and thrive. They are creating change in real time while paving the road for future generations.
Ten years ago, members of the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women created the Sterling Awards to honor women in West Tennessee who make a strong social difference in their communities and achieve excellence in their careers.
The Sterling Awards ceremony is held every year on Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into the 2020 women must work to earn what men earned in 2019. Although the Sterling Awards ceremony was postponed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the names of the recipients were announced on March 31, Equal Pay Day, in keeping with tradition.
Since 1919, the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women organization helps women achieve equality in the workforce through legislative advocacy, education and information. The organization continues to uphold its mission through support of our members, friends, and community partners.