Rep. Davids honored as 2018 Legislator of Distinction

Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, is one of 14 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives selected by the League of Minnesota Cities as Legislators of Distinction for 2018.

The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during this year’s legislative session. The League also honored 11 state senators.

Legislators of Distinction are annually approved by the League’s Board of Directors to recognize that to successfully serve commonly shared constituents, state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of rural, suburban, and urban residents across Minnesota.

To be eligible for Legislator of Distinction honors, legislators must meet one or more of the following criteria:

• The legislator is generally and reasonably accessible to League representatives.

• The legislator seeks input on issues of importance to cities.

• The legislator listens to League concerns and is receptive to the League providing information on issues.

• The legislator sponsors and/or supports League initiatives.

• The legislator speaks out on behalf of the interest of cities.

• The legislator demonstrates the importance of partnership between the state and cities.

Recipients of the recognition received a letter of appreciation and a certificate. The letters of acknowledgement noted the specific act, bill, sponsorship, or actions in support of city-friendly legislation. Additionally, a copy of the Legislator of Distinction acknowledgement letter is sent to the mayor of each city in the district of each award winner.