Representative Meredith presented 2021 County Advocate Award
Representative Michael Meredith has been presented a 2021 County Advocate award by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).
Rep. Meredith, who represents Edmonson and a portion of Warren counties, was selected as a recipient for his steadfast efforts to strengthen Kentucky counties and move the state forward.
During the 2021 session, he sponsored and supported various bills that advanced issues important to counties. As chair of the House Local Government Committee, Meredith helped to shape the legislative priorities of local government along with his work on county jail issues, first responders, broadband expansion and others.
“I’m honored to receive the KACo advocate award this year,” Representative Meredith said. “It is always a pleasure working alongside the elected officials of Edmonson and Warren counties and the KACo team to make our communities an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I’m proud of the success we’ve had on issues like support for our first responders and investing more than $500 million in broadband and other critical infrastructure.”
“State and local governments work best when we work together for our constituents. I’m looking forward to continuing this partnership, because it is going to take a joint effort to deal with challenges like the cost and operation of jails and creating competitive tax policy that brings both good paying jobs and funding for the services that improve the quality of life here and throughout the Commonwealth.”
Jim Henderson, KACo Executive Director and CEO, presented the award to Rep. Meredith at a recent meeting of the Edmonson County Fiscal Court on behalf of Kentucky county officials.
The County Advocate award is being presented to legislators who have supported counties throughout the 2021 session by sponsoring or shepherding legislation that helps counties continue to provide services without unfunded mandates or limiting home rule.