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Sen. Tonya Anderson named ‘Champion of Georgia’s Cities’ by GMA
Tonya Anderson
Tonya Anderson, a Democrat from Lithonia, was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2012. - photo by Special Photo

GEORGIA - On Monday, Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) was honored with the 2018 “Champion of Georgia’s Cities Award” from the Georgia Municipal Association for her work on Senate Bill 333.

“It is truly humbling to be recognized by GMA and their membership,” Anderson said. “This legislation will help so many by allowing the cost of their deferred compensation plan to be covered by their employer. I am thankful for GMA’s support of this bill and look forward to working with them in the future to ensure that legislation that champions Georgia’s cities is supported in the Senate.”

“We greatly appreciate Sen. Anderson’s strong support for city government and her willingness to listen to our issues and concerns,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “Due to her strong leadership, the citizens of all of Georgia’s cities will benefit”

Senate Bill 333 allows state or local government employers to pay the cost of their employee participating in a deferred compensation plan and allows employee contributions to be instituted pursuant to an automatic enrollment arrangement. This legislation passed both chambers and was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on May 8.

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.