2009-04-22 / Community

Greene named Policy Maker of Year

Matthew Gambill (L) presents award to Gerald Greene. Matthew Gambill (L) presents award to Gerald Greene. State Representative Gerald Greene has been named the 2008 Policy Maker of the Year by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. The award is given annually to legislators who have made a significant contribution to career and technical education.

"Rep. Greene was selected to receive this award because of his strong commitment to our career and technical programs while serving on the house appropriations committee. The GACTE is committed to improving high school graduation rates by focusing on career and technical programs to keep kids in school, so they can develop the necessary tools to better succeed in life. Leaving high school with a valuable skill helps our state develop a better trained workforce which in turn brings higher paying jobs and economic development to Georgia. I am honored to present this award to our friend and supporter Gerald Greene," said Matthew Gambill, executive director of GACTE.

GACTE was founded in 1923 and currently serves over 2700 members representing the full scope of career and technical education in Georgia.

Association membership consists primarily of teachers but also includes guidance counselors, assistant principals, principals, superintendents and employees of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Rep. Greene is a member of the appropriations, banks and banking, and state institutions and property committees in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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