State Director | Katy Mertens
As a former Buddy, Katy knew she wanted to do more with SD Miss Amazing. She stepped into the role of State Director in the fall of 2018. In this role, Katy does it all: overseeing and delegating tasks to the committee, interacting with parents, participants, and businesses, and working to get all of the logistics of the annual program in line. She is always looking for means to improve SD Miss Amazing and make the organization the best it can be so we can better celebrate all abilities.
Katy is a full time student at the University of South Dakota where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She also serves as the President of the Student Council for Exceptional Children on campus.