TEXARKANA, Ark. -- The Arkansas Municipal League honored two state legislators from Texarkana on Monday during a regular meeting of the city Board of Directors.
Rep. Carol Dalby and Sen. Jimmy Hickey Jr. each received the Distinguished Legislator Award for their work during the regular session of the 94th General Assembly, which ended in May. John Wilkerson, general counsel for the Arkansas Municipal League, made the presentation.
Hickey's District 4 encompasses Southwest Arkansas and borders Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Wilkerson cited Hickey, a past Senate pro tempore, for contributing to a productive relationship between the Municipal League and the Legislature.
Dalby represents District 100, which includes all of Texarkana. An attorney, she earned the League's commendation for her chairmanship of the House's Judiciary Committee.
After receiving her award, Dalby said she is proud of her connection to Texarkana, often telling others that she is from "God's side of the state line."
The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934, according to the agency's website. It's purpose is:
to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and
to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.