In addition to being Introgovernmental Coordination Committee chairman, Rep Tankersley will continue to serve as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development; Agriculture & Consumer Affairs; and Natural Resources and Environment committees.
Tankersley said her years of experience with local governments make her uniquely qualified for this chairmanship. She said she appreciates the confidence Speaker Ralston and the committee have placed in her.
The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
The Intragovernmental Coordination Committee is assigned all Local Legislation, or bills that primarily affect only one political subdivision such as a city or a county,processed through the House. The committee is also assigned general legislation affecting a variety of subjects including local governments. In 2013, 171 local bills passed through this committee. The committee deals with local bills related to annexation, non-partisan elections, boards of education, issues relevant to the hotel/motel tax, among others.
Representative Jan Tankersley represents the citizens of District 160, which includes portions of Bryan and Bulloch counties. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee. She also serves on the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Appropriations, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.