Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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COVINGTON -- Covington Mayor Kim Carter has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Association's Legislative Policy Council. The council is responsible for proposing the association's Legislative Platform and engaging other city officials in the legislative process throughout the year in helping move the platform forward.
"Mayor Carter has extensive knowledge of both municipal issues and the legislative process, making her an outstanding candidate for the Legislative Policy Council," GMA Executive Director Jim Higdon said. "The leadership she provides will be an asset to cities in her area of the state throughout the legislative process."
The Legislative Policy Council, a grass-roots lobbying effort, is the focal point for GMA's legislative policy effort, combining the efforts and input of GMA's six standing policy committees with its district outreach program. Following GMA's Annual Convention in June, Carter will take over as chair of GMA's Public Safety Policy Committee.
"I am extremely honored to be chosen as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and grateful to be chosen as one of the six policy committee chairs out of the 525 cities in the State of Georgia," Carter said. "As part of the Legislative Policy Committee, I will also have a seat on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association. It is always humbling to have the respect of your peers and the opportunity to serve local governments throughout the state."
Carter was installed as the chair of the committee and as a member of the board on Monday, June 27, at the annual GMA training and convention in Savannah.
Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 500 member cities.