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Foundation for Government Accountability Honors Sen. Renee Unterman with 2015 Champion of Children Award

Unterman_Award 1119ATLANTA (November 20, 2015)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) was honored Thursday with the 2015 Champion of Children Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). The Foundation highlighted Sen. Unterman’s work on Senate Bill 3, also known as the Supporting and Strengthening Families Act.  (more…)

Sen. John Albers Serves as Principal for a Day at Mountain Park Elementary

Principal for a DayATLANTA (November 16, 2015) | Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) served as Principal for a Day at Mountain Park Elementary School in Roswell on Monday as part of American Education Week. (more…)

Senator John Wilkinson Recognized for Legislative Advocacy

AwardATLANTA (November 12, 2015) | Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) was awarded the 2015 Award for Legislative Advocacy by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) on October 28, 2015. He was chosen for this distinguished honor in recognition of Senate Bill 274, which promotes the history of Georgia agriculture within the Capitol Museum at the Georgia State Capitol.

“The success of Georgia’s local and global economies relies heavily on the support and steady growth of agribusiness, not only by our state legislators, but from all Georgians,” said Sen. Wilkinson. “I thank the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council for their recognition of Senate Bill 274, and for this honor.”

Sen. Wilkinson received the honor during an awards ceremony held at the Georgia Archives and was joined by other award recipients, state officials, GHRAC members, and Archive staff. GHRAC established the Archives Awards Program in 2003 to recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records programs in Georgia. The council is charged with supporting efforts to improve the condition of records state wide and to promote the educational use of Georgia’s documentary heritage.

SB 274, signed into law in 2014, requires certain areas within the Capitol Museum to be dedicated to the history of agriculture. The Capitol Arts Standards Commission, in cooperation with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Commission on the Preservation of the State Capitol, allocated these areas to display artifacts related to agriculture in Georgia.

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For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2015

For Information Contact:

Adam Sweat, Acting Director
Gavriella Coffman, Communications Associate

Senator Bruce Thompson Receives 2015 ACCG Legislative Service Award

ACCG Legislative Service AwardATLANTA (November 9, 2015)  |  On November 5, 2015, Senator Bruce Thompson (R – White), received a Legislative Service Award from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). (more…)

Senator Tyler Harper Receives Honorary American FFA Degree

Honorary FFA DegreeATLANTA (November 9, 2015) | Last month, Senator Tyler Harper (R- Ocilla) was awarded an Honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization. He was awarded this accolade based on his work in advancing agriculture education and FAA through outstanding personal commitment. (more…)