The award is based upon demonstrated support for protecting Georgia’s natural resources.
“Representative Meadows never hesitated to fight for the protection of our health and quality of life, and the Georgia we all love is better off because of his leadership this year at the General Assembly,” said Rob Teilhet, executive director of Georgia Conservation Voters. “Representative Meadows not only cast votes in favor of protecting Georgia’s natural resources this year, but he actively worked to promote an understanding among his colleagues of the need to protect Georgia’s environment as an integral part of preserving our way of life.”
Georgia Conservation Voters works with environmental and sportsmen’s organizations across the state to develop shared legislative priorities each year. Legislators receive Environmental Leadership Awards based upon their votes and leadership during the legislative session. Representative Meadows was one of 42 members of the Georgia General Assembly to receive a 2012 Environmental Leadership Award.