Rep. Taylor receives state legislative award

Patti Dozier/Times-EnterpriseTodd Edwards (left) presented District 173 state Rep. Darlene Taylor with a 2019 ACCG Legislative Award at the Tuesday morning Thomas County Commission meeting.

THOMASVILLE — The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) recognized District 173 state Rep. Darlene Taylor with a 2019 ACCG Legislative Award at the Tuesday morning meeting of Thomas County commissioners.

“She knows and respects local issues,” said Todd Edwards, ACCG deputy legislative director, in presenting the award.

Taylor, R-Thomasville, is one of eight legislators statewide to receive the ACCG legislative award in 2019.

Taylor chairs the House Information and Audits Committee and serves on House Governmental Affairs and Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committees.

“It has been a pleasure working with (Representative) Taylor over the years in so many bills that impact Georgia’s counties,” Edwards said. “She is a longtime advocate for home rule and local control, an indication of her constant consideration for the interests of the cities and counties she represents. ACCG greatly appreciates her attention to detail, facts and reasonable solutions as she deliberates the impact of bills before her.”

Edwards said Taylor balances the state’s interest with that of the communities she serves, carefully weighs the impacts of complex legislation and reaches fair conclusions for local governments. 

ACCG, Georgia’s county association, works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, insurance and retirement programs that specialize in local government needs and other cost-saving programs.

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