MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed state Rep. Tracy Estes (R-Winfield) to represent the state as a member of the Alabama Legislative Advisory Council to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).
The association is comprised of 16 states across the region ranging from Delaware to Texas. The association was created in 1948 by governors and state legislatures to enhance public education as a means to improve the overall quality of life in the region. The SREB was the first such regional board created in the U.S.
The governor’s office informed Estes of his appointment to the board in January. Estes is now one of five lawmakers representing the state on the panel. He joins Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), Rep. Alan Baker (R-Brewton), Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D-Mobile) and Rep. Rod Scott (D-Fairfield) on the council. Also serving as an Alabama representative to the panel is Ivey, who serves by virtue of her role as governor.
Known for his support of public education, Estes was honored with the appointment.
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