State Representative Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville), Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, was recently honored by the Georgia Planning Association (GPA) with the Distinguished Elected Leadership Award. Rep. Tanner was recognized for his legislative efforts to improve transportation and transit in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
“I am honored to receive the Distinguished Elected Leadership Award from the Georgia Planning Association,” Tanner said. “It is a pleasure to work alongside the members of the GPA to implement tactical strategies that enhance transit and mobility throughout the state.”
“The Georgia Planning Association thanks Representative Kevin Tanner for his continued commitment to transportation and transit in metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia and is excited to present him with the Distinguished Elected Leadership Award,” said a GPA representative.
Tanner was commended for his 29 years of public service and his leadership of the House Transportation Committee and the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. He was also recognized for spearheading the passage of House Bill 930 during the 2018 legislative session, which established the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (The ATL), a regional transit authority for the 13-county metro Atlanta region.
The GPA seeks to provide leadership to plan and build vibrant communities throughout Georgia. The GPA advocates for sound planning and provide its members with tools, services and support that advance the art and science of planning. The GPA has more than 1,000 members from across the state of Georgia, including professional planners and planning officials who serve in government, non-profit and advocacy organizations and private sector consulting.
The organization also provides many services to its members, including sponsorship of two conferences each year (spring and fall) that offer “Continuing Maintenance” credit sessions for those registered with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), legislative updates and engagement opportunities, job postings, a statewide awards ceremony, mentoring programs and an emerging planners group for those establishing themselves in the planning community in Georgia.
Representative Kevin Tanner represents the citizens of District 9, which includes Lumpkin County and portions of Dawson and Forsyth counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 and currently serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Education, Intragovernmental Coordination, Rules, Natural Resources & Environment and Special Rules committees.