The council is responsible for proposing the association’s legislative platform and engaging city officials in the legislative process year-round.
The Legislative Policy Council, a grass-roots lobbying effort, is the focal point of the association’s legislative policy effort. It combines the efforts and input of GMA’s six standing policy committees with its district outreach program. In addition, the council provides guidance and input to GMA’s legislative staff during the legislative session.
GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton said Jackson has extensive knowledge of both municipal issues and the legislative process, “making her an outstanding candidate for the Legislative Policy Council.”
“The leadership she provides will be an asset to cities in her area of the state throughout the legislative process,” he said.
The Atlanta-based nonprofit provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to 515 member cities.