The award was presented to Rich (R-Suwanee) during the Sugar Hill City Council’s monthly meeting on Monday, May 9.
The Champion of Georgia’s Cities Award is presented at the end of every two-year legislative term to state legislators who actively support major municipal initiatives and goals.
According to the Georgia Municipal Association, Rich assisted the organization and its members by halting harmful legislation preempting local regulatory authority over corporate rental subdivisions. She also supported municipal policies by sponsoring legislation to expand the Smoke-Free Air Act to include vaping and sponsoring revisions to appointments of municipal court judges.
“We greatly appreciate Rep. Rich’s strong support for city government and her willingness to advocate for local decision making in the General Assembly,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “Due to her strong leadership, the citizens of all of Georgia’s cities will benefit.”
Rich represents District 97 and was elected to the state House in 2018.
GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization based in Atlanta that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to more than 500 member cities.
FEATURED PHOTO: Pictured from left to right are Sugar Hill City Council members Taylor Anderson, Mason Roszel and Alvin Hicks, Rep. Bonnie Rich, council member Jenn Thatcher, council member Marc Cohen and Sugar Hill Mayor Brandon Hembree. Photo courtesy of city of Sugar Hill.