Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Leading planners name Springer “2011 Legislator of the Year”

Rep. Larry Springer
The future is now.  No one knows better than the American Planning Association (APA)  that our future depends on what our leaders do today.  That’s why the HDC is proud that the Washington Chapter of the APA recently named Rep. Larry Springer as its “2011 Legislator of the Year.”
As announced in the Redmond Reporter and other news outlets, Springer was honored for his leadership on new laws that help local communities save tax dollars and plan for better futures.
The award announcement especially highlighted Springer’s leadership for the homeless and for cost-effective reforms that help local governments maintain parks and facilities, undertake annexations, conserve open space, and build infrastructure for jobs and economic development. 
Jill Sterret, President of the APA Washington Chapter, put it this way, “As a former mayor of Kirkland, well known for its good planning, his long record of public service shows his understanding of and commitment to the principles of good planning.”
The APA’s Legislator of the Year award is a good reminder that Larry Springer not only serves the 45th District, he helps businesses, workers and communities across our entire state in his role as Deputy Majority Leader for Jobs & Economic Development in the people’s House.
Congratulations, Larry Springer!

To read this story in Spanish, click here.