Jasperse Receives 'Champion of Georgia Cities' Award
10/5/2020 ~ by Kelli Bennett
Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper) received a 2020 "Champion of Georgia's Cities Award" from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The award, given at the end of every two-year legislative term to state legislators who actively support major GMA initiatives and goals, was presented to Jasperse this month at the Chatsworth City Council meeting.
Rep. Jasperse assisted GMA and its members by helping to stop legislation that would have preempted local citizens and local officials from establishing residential building design standards for single-family homes. Rep. Jasperse also made a positive impact as a co-chair of the Rural Development Council and sponsored a bill to give more flexibility to local governments for broadband resources.
"We greatly appreciate Rep. Jasperse's strong support for city government and his willingness to advocate for local decision making in the General Assembly," said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. "Due to his strong leadership, the citizens of all of Georgia’s cities will benefit."
Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to over 500 member cities.