Tawana Garett is a native of Michigan. Following in her grandfather’s footsteps she decided to volunteer for the United States Army. When her grandmother became ill, she ended her military service and moved in with her grandfather to help care for him. Inspired by her grandmother’s resilience and empowered by her life story she decided to attend South Carolina State and she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Tawana attended Georgia Southern and received her Master of Arts, Professional Communication and Leadership.
Tawana has always felt the need to serve her community, and this is reflected throughout her life. Tawana began her political service, first as a volunteer for local campaigns and later she would hold seats on the local, state, and national party affiliations. Tawana has also served as volunteer coordinator, campaign manager, and candidate in 2012 elections.
Tawana’s dedication to her community extends to every aspect of her life. She is the President of her HOA, Junior League member, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. member, Board member/ Events Committee Chair-Chatham County Citizen Advocacy, NAACP member, MLK Committee and an Advocate for many people in the community.
Tawana lives by a saying her mother taught “Trouble doesn’t last always”.