Senator Kathy Sheran was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) August 4 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Grand Rapids, Minn., for her positive impact on transportation policy.
Sheran, from Mankato, is serving her second term in the Minnesota Senate. The Legislator of Distinction Award is given to legislators who played key roles in advancing CGMC’s policy during the preceding session.
Senator Sheran received the award for her knowledge and advocacy of transportation issues facing Greater Minnesota. Specifically, she was instrumental in authoring and gathering support for an amendment to protect greater Minnesota transit from the most harmful of cuts on the Senate floor.
“Senator Sheran is a very effective legislator and articulate voice for Greater Minnesota. She is a person who gets things done at the Capitol and is able to work in a bipartisan manner to build support for policies that strengthen Greater Minnesota,” said CGMC Executive Director Tim Flaherty.
CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 75 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Coalition educates legislators about issues important to greater Minnesota.