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Senator Mills presented 2021 County Advocate Award

Grace Clark, Communications Associate
Senator Mills sponsored and supported bills that advanced issues important to counties

Sen. Robby Mills  has been presented a 2021 County Advocate award by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo). 

Sen. Mills, who represents Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Livingston, Union and Webster counties, and serves as chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, was selected as a recipient for his steadfast efforts to strengthen counties across Kentucky, which were vital in moving the state forward.

During the 2021 session, Sen. Mills sponsored and supported various bills that advanced issues important to counties. Among the issues Mills spearheaded are jail safety, support for coal/mineral counties and more. 

Jim Henderson, KACo Executive Director and CEO, presented the award to Sen. Mills at a meeting of the Henderson County Fiscal Court. 

“Senator Mills greatly understands the importance of county government,” said Henderson. “He serves all Kentucky counties as chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee. We are grateful to have a county advocate such as Senator Mills in such a position.” 

“I'm honored to be recognized as a 2021 KACo County Advocate,” said Sen. Mills. “In my role as Senate State & Local Chairman, I rely on KACo to help me understand local government needs and concerns across the Commonwealth. KACo's staff is knowledgeable, dedicated and focused on helping local government serve its citizens well...I like that! I look forward to, again, working with KACo in the upcoming legislative session.”

The County Advocate award is being presented to legislators who have supported counties throughout the 2021 session by sponsoring or shepherding legislation that helps counties continue to provide services without unfunded mandates or limiting home rule. 

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