Rep. McNamara presents Sagamore of the Wabash to Kay Giles

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, June 25, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) presented the Sagamore of the Wabash award to Kay Giles, the Director of the Posey County Council of Aging (PCCA). The award is the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow and is presented to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state.

“Kay has worked tirelessly and with great compassion for the senior citizens of Posey County. She makes the extra effort for them and will often go to rural and isolated homes in the county to assist those who are struggling financially or in need of transportation,” said Rep. McNamara.

Giles has been working for PCCA for the past 35 years, and even with a decrease in funds from the federal and state government, she has secured funding for the council from the Posey County Commissioners.

Her diligent work has kept the PCCA up and running when other counties have had to shut down their aging councils. Giles also manages three senior centers in Posey County and provides an outreach for the senior citizens of the community.

“Her hard work and philanthropic endeavors speak volumes about her dedication and commitment to our community,” said Rep. McNamara. “Kay has dedicated her life to serving others and is a shining example of the wonderful people we have in Posey County.”


Rep. McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties. She serves as the Vice Chair of Courts and Criminal Code Committee and is a member of Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction Committee.