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Gabbard Honored By National Association Of Counties

February 26, 2015, 12:42 PM HST
* Updated February 26, 12:46 PM
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Tulsi Gabbard, corutesy photo.

Tulsi Gabbard, corutesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaiʻi was honored this week with the National Association of Counties County Alumni Award.

Organization leaders say Rep. Gabbard was selected for the accolade because of her “steadfast commitment to the nation’s counties.”

“It was an honor to serve the residents of Oʻahu as a City Councilmember,” said Congresswoman Gabbard in a statement.

“The dedicated public servants who work hard every day getting results to keep our counties healthy and vibrant need allies in the halls of Congress who understand the needs of our counties. Our constituents depend on essential services from county government, and I will continue to advocate for providing our local governments with the resources they need,” she said.

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NACo represents more than 3,000 county governments in the US, and is led by Council Member Riki Hokama of Lānaʻi who serves as president of the national association.

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The organization issues the County Alumni Awards to honor members of Congress who have previously served in county government.

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