ATLANTA – Neat Robinson, Stockbridge city councilwoman, recently attended the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas with members of the Georgia General Assembly.

Robinson attended the event with State Representatives Dar’shun Kendrick, D-Lithonia, Kim Schofield, D-Atlanta and Sandra Scott, D-Rex, who were there with over 100 elected women from across the country to share policy ideas, network and engage in civil discourse.

Robinson and Schofield were presented with the 2019 Women of Excellence awards at the event.

“I am truly honored to be a recipient of the NFWL’s 2019 Woman of Excellence Award here in San Antonio,” Robinson said in a release. “I love being a servant for Stockbridge. Our citizens continue to inspire me by their passion and commitment to our community, and I have always strived to reflect that standard of excellence. I feel very blessed to be recognized as I have the distinct honor of serving both on the Georgia Municipal Association Legislative and Federal Policy Committees, where I represent all 538 cities in the State of Georgia through the legislative and congressional process. The experiences have allowed me to play key roles in government engagement. I am forever grateful.”

According to a release from the city of Stockbridge from late October, the recipients have engendered an environment where women can serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.

The organization celebrates honorees at awards program for their accomplishments. The award was established in 2013 as part of the NFWL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in order to honor the hard work and dedication of female leaders from across the country.

One Republican and one Democrat from each state can be selected for the honor. Robinson is the first person in Henry County and the second city councilmember in the state to receive the recognition.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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