Representative Fitzhugh earns award

April 8, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley has received the “Legislator of the Year” award from the Tennessee Development District Association.

Fitzhugh represents Haywood and Lauderdale Counties.

He was honored for supporting the efforts of development districts and local governments. The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. The policy boards within each district are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities. Development districts assist with regional issues including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, and loans and grants for critical infrastructure, such as water and sewer systems.