FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 9, 2020) – State Representative Michael Lee Meredith of Oakland has been reappointed by House Speaker David Osborne to chair the House Local Government Committee in the Kentucky General Assembly.
“I am honored to be able to continue in this capacity and look forward to putting my experience to work on the issues facing local governments,” Meredith said. “This committee provides a unique opportunity to help our city and county governments be more effective and efficient. We have made great strides over the past few years, but we still have a great deal to accomplish.”
Standing committees are a critical part of the legislative process. In addition to providing the first level of consideration for legislation before the Kentucky General Assembly, members are responsible for monitoring ongoing governmental operations, identifying issues for legislative review, and gathering and evaluating information. The Local Government Committee provides state policy leadership and oversight to Kentucky’s 419 incorporated cities, 120 counties, and more than a thousand special districts.
Speaker Osborne shared that he appreciates Meredith’s willingness to continue leading the committee.
“Rep. Meredith has done an outstanding job as chair of this committee,” House Speaker David Osborne added. “He is well respected among our colleagues and provides both the experience and the knowledge to spearhead our efforts to give local governments the tools they need to serve their people while still holding them accountable.”
Meredith represents the state’s 19th House District, which includes all of Edmonson County and a portion of Warren County. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 2010.
Lawmakers will convene the 2021 Regular Session on January 5.