State Representative Lehman Franklin (R-Statesboro) was recently appointed to the Georgia Commission on Interstate Cooperation. Rep. Franklin’s commission term will run concurrently with the 2023-2024 legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly.
“The Georgia Commission on Interstate Cooperation plays a vital role in fostering collaboration and synergy among states, the federal government, and international entities,” said Rep. Franklin. “I want to thank Speaker Burns for appointing me to serve on this pivotal platform that ensures our state’s interests are effectively represented. I look forward to helping streamline governance and facilitate efficient cooperation between our state and other governing bodies.”
The Georgia Commission on Interstate Cooperation is responsible for carrying forward Georgia’s participation as a member of any regional, national, or international nonpartisan legislative organization that promotes interstate or international cooperation.
This commission also works to encourage and assist the legislative, executive, administrative and judicial officials and employees of Georgia to develop and maintain friendly contact with officials from other states and the federal government.
Finally, this state commission formulates proposals to create interstate compacts; enact uniform or reciprocal statutes, administrative rules, and regulations; and exchange research and information.
Representative Lehman Franklin represents the citizens of District 160, which includes portions of Bryan and Bulloch counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2022 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Retirement Committee. He also serves on the Economic Development & Tourism and Interstate Cooperation committees.