|Sanderson recognized as Legislator of the Year |
|Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:00 pm |
State Rep. Bill Sanderson of Kenton was recently named 2013 Northwest Tennessee Developmental District Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee Developmental District Association.
The TDDA is an association of the nine state-wide development districts, which were established by the General Assembly under the Tennessee Development District Act of 1965.
The TDDA was established to serve as a statewide forum for the diverse problems the districts must solve in their mission to serve 95 counties and some 350 municipalities.
This year’s legislative session included several pieces of legislation that would positively and negatively affect the development districts ability to perform its prime function as leaders of new industry and community development.
With his new role of state government subcommittee chairman, Sanderson has been instrumental in tailoring the state’s policy with regard to the nine districts so that the board can effectively work for the betterment of the state.
“I am very excited to have received this award from the association,” he said. “Most of the members are elected officials and business people from around the state and they are the ones who are leading the discussion and helping our state solve some of most crucial developmental issues.
“I have lived in northwest Tennessee my whole life and I will continue to work hard so that our next generation can live healthy and productive lives.”
Published in The Messenger 6.4.13