May 5, 2009
Ketron named legislator of the year by Development
(NASHVILLE, TN), May 5, 2009 — State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been recognized as “Legislator of the Year” by the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA). Ketron received the award at statewide meeting of the organization in Nashville.
The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each district are made up of the state’s 95 Counties and 340 municipalities. They assist local community organizations in a number of ways, including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for water and sewer systems, housing, tourism, SBA loans, air quality and services to the elderly.
The awards are given on the basis of nominations from each of the nine development districts to those legislators who have shown leadership and put forth considerable effort on behalf of their cities and counties. Ketron was the legislator chosen within the Greater Nashville Regional Council.
In accepting the award, Ketron said, “I am humbled by this award and thank you for this recognition. It is a partnership with the leaders in this organization that has helped us bring progress to our communities. I also want to thank the development districts for all the good work they do for our citizens.”