Hardee elected to legislative committee

Published 11:48 am Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Commissioner Jimmie Hardee will represent Chilton County on the 2018-2019 legislative committee of the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama.

All 67 counties across the state are represented by the committee, which aims at improving government services at the county level.

“It is an honor to serve at that level,” Hardee said.

One commissioner represents each county on the committee. Hardee will now serve that role after taking over for Allen Caton, who had been in the position for the past several years.

According to Hardee, some of the duties of the committee are to prepare bills and acts that are designed with the betterment of all 67 counties in mind.

“Things that would benefit the counties the most,” Hardee said is the committee’s primary objective. “We [Chilton County] have an input in that.”

“It’s very educating to learn about the legislative process,” Hardee said.

Since being elected to the Chilton County Commission, Hardee has learned a lot about the governmental process, especially during a trip to Washington D.C. in February and March of 2017 for an annual conference involving several members of the state government.

“I enjoy learning about how the government works and not just assuming,” Hardee said. “There’s no way we can make an educational decision without the facts.”

According to Hardee, he spends a lot of his time researching certain policies in order to be better informed about current situations faced by the county.

Doing the due diligence is something that he feels is necessary, and that he is proud of.