Former Kodiak city Mayor Carolyn Floyd collects another deserved accolade today as she is inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.

The ceremony, held annually since 2009 in Anchorage’s Loussac Library, is a way to “profile and honor the Alaskan women who (have) been involved in shaping Alaska,” according to the hall’s website.

Fifty women were inducted in 2009, and Floyd is one of 16 women who will be inducted this year.

Floyd served as the first president of Kodiak College, as Kodiak city mayor from 1993 to 2011, and she represented Kodiak in the Alaska Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities.

Kodiak College’s library, dedicated in 1989, is named in her honor.

Current Kodiak city Mayor Pat Branson nominated Floyd for the hall, writing, “Carolyn has worked to improve programs and services for citizens for nearly 50 years. Her legacy will serve Alaskans for many years to come. Carolyn Floyd leads with honesty, strength, dignity and grace. She has served as a role model throughout her professional life.”

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