Senator Steve Livingston (R – Scottsboro) receives award from the AARC
December 4, 2017
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Senator Steve Livingston (R – Scottsboro) receives award from the AARC

PHOTO: (From Left to Right) TARCOG Executive Director Nancy Robertson, Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R – Huntsville), Helen Carter, James O’Neal, Sen. Steve Livingston (R – Scottsboro), Philip Anderson, Nancy Griggs, and Ken Baldwin after the award was presented in Point Clear. (Contributed Photo)

By Staff Reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Senator Steve Livingston (R- Scottsboro) was recently presented the 2017 Senate Leadership Award by the Alabama Association of Regional Councils (AARC) during its Annual Training Conference held at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.

The meeting is held each year to provide training and educational information sharing with state agencies, county governments, municipalities and staff on senior services, economic development and transportation related issues.

Livingston receives the award from TARCOG Executive Director Nancy Robertson. (Contributed Photo)

Senator Livingston received the award for his unwavering support and advocacy to enhance access to transportation, senior services and broadband throughout the state.

Livingston, speaking to nearly 300 attendees at the conference, said he felt honored to receive the award and hoped that the many of the employees associated with the Regional Councils and private sector contractors across the State knew how important they are to Alabama citizens.

“We’ve got a lot of challenges ahead and we are seeking your network to be successful,” said Livingston, “Together, we can face those challenges like infrastructure needs, transportation and having an up-to-date census so Alabama does not lose a coveted Congressional Seat in 2020.”

Top of Alabama Regional Council of Government (TARCOG) Executive Director Nancy Robertson presented the award and commended Senator Livingston for representing the North Alabama area with dignity and for his service to the State of Alabama.

“Sen. Livingston has shown real leadership and has been very accessible to discuss issues important to our area in North Alabama,” said Robertson, “He’s a true statesman and wants to see our State be successful.”

The Regional Councils have received state funding for the last 21 years from the State of Alabama, providing technical assistance to fund programs designed to make significant contributions to local communities. Some of these funds are also used as matching capital to create jobs through the Revolving Loan Fund, enhance community development, and provide senior services.

The AARC is composed of 12 regional councils. A Regional Council is a public organization that directly serves local governments through local and/or state government laws. They function through communication, planning, policy making, coordination, advocacy and technical assistance to local governments and citizens in a region.

To learn more about AARC and its programs please visit us at

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