ATLANTA (November 22, 2016) | Sen. Elena Parent (D – Atlanta) received a Legislative Service Award on Thursday, Nov. 17 from ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, for her work during the 2016 legislative session.
“I am honored to be given the Legislative Service Award by ACCG,” said Sen. Parent. “I’m privileged to have had the opportunity to study the process of incorporation and its effects on residents, and I will continue to be an advocate for modernizing this process and ensuring its transparency.”
“Senator Parent recognizes that a new city incorporation not only impacts the residents of the proposed city, but taxpayers in existing cities, unincorporated areas and the county as a whole,” said Associate Legislative Director Todd Edwards. “With Georgia’s wave of creating additional government showing no signs of abating, more consideration should be given to understanding these far-reaching implications. Senator Parent continues to spearhead this effort”.
ACCG is honoring Sen. Parent for her work prior to the 2016 legislative session as the chair of the Senate Study Committee on Annexation, Deannexation, and Incorporation. The committee recommended several needed changes to Georgia’s incorporation law. She then co-sponsored and played a pivotal role in passing the resulting Senate Bill 375 out of the Senate, which would have added more study, structure and predictability to Georgia’s incorporation process.
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For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2016
For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director
Brittany Wagner, Communications Specialist