Representative Keisling Named State Representative of the Year by Upper Cumberland Development District

Nashville, TN (2018-03-17) This week, State Representative Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) was named State Representative of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) during an official ceremony held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Chairman Keisling was recognized because of his support and advocacy on issues and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Upper Cumberland region.

The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly to provide regional planning and assistance to the following counties:  Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White. Supporters agree that the fourteen counties, along with the many municipalities contained within, are made stronger through regional cooperation and shared resources.

“I am grateful for the partnership between our General Assembly and the UCDD,” said Chairman Keisling. “This remarkable organization has made an extraordinary impact on our communities. It is a great honor to receive this award, and the opportunity to serve our region is a tremendous privilege. Together, I know our efforts will enable the Upper Cumberland and all of Tennessee to continue to thrive.”

Kelly Keisling serves as Chairman of the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. He also serves as a member of the House Transportation Committee and the House Insurance and Banking Committee. Keisling lives in Byrdstown and represents House District 38, which includes Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott, and part of Fentress Counties. He can be reached by email at or by calling (615) 741-6852.