Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Senator Chance Appointed to the Commission on Regional Planning

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Regional Planning. The newly formed Commission will play a significant role in cementing the partnership between state government and regional commissions and in strengthening regional planning and cooperation statewide. As Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, Senator Chance will play a pivotal role on the Commission.

“I am truly honored by this appointment by Lieutenant Governor Cagle,” said Sen. Chance. “Regional planning is a vital aspect of economic development. As a small business owner and a State Senator, working with state and local leaders, I understand the importance of strong regional planning and the impact it has on the lives of millions of Georgians.”

The Commission on Regional Planning, chaired by Governor Deal, was created during the 2010 Legislative Session with the intent of coordinating state contract terms, identifying appropriate state and federal funding for commissions in the pursuit of shared service delivery goals, coordinating planning of state and federal resource allocation and state service delivery, and identifying issues and opportunities requiring state, regional, or local action.
Senator Ronnie Chance was first elected in 2004 and currently serves as Administration Floor Leader for Governor Nathan Deal and as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He is also a member of the Banking, Ethics, Finance, Higher Education and Reapportionment and Redistricting Committees. He was voted “2009 Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and named “2009 Champion of Economic Development” by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 he was named Legislator of the Year by the Southeastern Legal Foundation.

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