The state’s grocers have presented Sen. Sharon Carson, Republican – Londonderry, with their top legislative honor. She received the Legislative Action Award at the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) Annual Government Day event last Tuesday in Concord.
Commenting on Carson’s selection, NHGA President /CEO John Dumais said, “We are delighted to present this recognition to Sen. Carson for her determined effort to improve the relationship between business and state government. The Senator has always been concerned with state agency regulations and related enforcement procedures.” He added, “In seeking legislation, we presented our concerns to the Senator and suggested establishing an Advisory Board to address specific state agency issues. Our concerns were ultimately placed into legislation. That kind of responsiveness is very important and appreciated by our industry.”
Carson said, “When concerns were brought to my attention regarding how certain rules pertaining to weights and measures were being enforced, I was pleased to sponsor legislation to bring clarity to the situation. As a legislator, I always want government to work for people. NHGA is a terrific partner because it’s a group that brings solutions to the table. I look forward to working with the NHGA again in the future.”
The NHGA Legislative Action Award is presented to elected officials who have demonstrated their commitment simultaneously addressing business issues, reducing government waste and protecting the general public. The award consists of a hand blown glass sculpture with various colored intertwined spirals in the center symbolizing the achievements of public/private cooperation achieved on legislative issues.