(NASHVILLE, TN), September 14 , 2012— State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) has been recognized by the Tennessee Development District for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 12th Senatorial District and the State of Tennessee. Yager received the award on Tuesday, September 11 at a meeting of the East Tennessee Development District in Knoxville.
The East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) is a voluntary association of fifty six municipal and sixteen county governments that are located in the mid-east region of Tennessee. The Tennessee Development District is an association of all nine districts throughout the state.
“Senator Yager, a champion of local governments, sponsored an appropriation amendment in Governor Bill Haslam’s Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget that would provide transition grants to each development district for the purpose of providing planning services to local governments,” the award stated. “Senator Yager worked diligently to see this amendment placed in the appropriations bill so that city and county governments in the State of Tennessee have a source for local planning. It is appropriate that we recognize and commend Senator Ken Yager for his service and dedication on behalf of the Tennessee Development District Association, thanking him for his service to the 12th Senatorial District.
“I saw this as an opportunity to help city and county governments and the local property tax payers” said Senator Yager. It is my sincere hope to make a positive difference during my years in the General Assembly,” he added.