Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch Announced as 2023 GHLA ‘Legislator of the Year’

Featured Stories

PRESS RELEASE — In a Nov. 29 ceremony at the GHLA Stars of the Lodging Industry Celebration, Majority Leader Steve Gooch (R–Dahlonega) was recognized as the 2023 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association (GHLA). This prestigious award reflects Leader Gooch’s dedication to public service and his contributions to the betterment of Georgia’s tourism industry.

Jim Sprouse, Executive Director of GHLA, commended the Majority Leader, stating, “Leader Gooch has been a tireless advocate for the lodging industry, demonstrating a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities it faces. His leadership has been pivotal in fostering positive growth and economic development, making him a deserving recipient of the Legislator of the Year award. The Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association looks forward to continued collaboration with Leader Gooch and other dedicated leaders to further the interests of the lodging industry in Georgia.”

GHLA, established in 1907, is the state’s non-partisan trade association representing the lodging industry. With a mission to promote, protect, and educate the lodging industry across the state, GHLA is committed to ensuring positive business growth for its members. As the voice of the lodging industry in Georgia, GHLA plays a crucial role in advocating for the interests of its diverse membership.

Leader Gooch expressed gratitude for the honor, stating, “I am deeply honored to receive the Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association. The hospitality industry is a vital component of our state’s economy and is an integral part of the state’s hospitable culture. This recognition is not just a reflection of my efforts, but also a testament to the collaborative work of the entire state legislature.”


Leave a comment

Back to Top