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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Susan Lee honored for work with legislature

Special Photo. Susan Lee, Gwinnett former deputy county administrator, was named the 2011 Legislative Advocate of the Year Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

Special Photo. Susan Lee, Gwinnett former deputy county administrator, was named the 2011 Legislative Advocate of the Year Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

A local woman has earned recognition as the top legislative liason in the state.

Susan Lee, Gwinnett former deputy county administrator, was named the 2011 Legislative Advocate of the Year Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

The award was presented earlier this month at ACCG's Celebrating Achievement Awards Ceremony in Savannah.

"Susan fulfilled the County Legislative Coordinator role exactly as we had envisioned it," said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. "She served as an extension of our policy team and helped the association further county priorities that will benefit local governments throughout the state."

The Buford woman worked with the ACCG to further many pieces of legislation helpful to Gwinnett and other counties, including a bill on E-911 funding, a press release said.

Thompson headlines immigration event

A local senator is going on the road for a public forum on illegal immigration reform.

Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker, is opening the event to "all immigrants and citizens."

The forum, sponsored by Georgia Southern University's Committee for Tolerance and Community Collaboration, Voices Unidas and the Southeastern Georgia Communities Project, will allow Thompson, the chairman of the Senate's Special Judiciary Committee, to talk about the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.

Thompson is expected to discuss the potential changes to Georgia's immigration law and address any questions or concerns related to the recent passage of House Bill 87.

The forum is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 4401 Country Club Road in Statesboro.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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