By Ben Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
State Reps. Calvin Smyre and Carolyn Hugley were honored Tuesday by the Georgia Municipal Association.
Each was awarded the Champion of Georgia's Cities Award, an honor presented at the end of every two-year legislative term to state lawmakers who support GMA goals and initiatives. Each received an archival photograph from the 1900's of the downtown Columbus business district.
Tom Gehl, deputy director of governmental relations for GMA, presented the awards to Smyre and Hugley during Tuesday's Columbus Council meeting. The GMA is a non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to member cities.