Held, who is a member of the Collin County Association of Realtors and a past president of the association, won the Government Affairs Strike Force Award for initiating the “Bury the Lines” campaign in Frisco. “Bury the Lines” is an effort to have overhead high-voltage transmission lines that are proposed to run along a large and primary street in Frisco, be buried underground.
In 2013, Meredith asked CCAR for its support in fighting the proposed lines. In 2014, Adam Majorie, CCAR’s Government Affairs Director, requested funds from the Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee and was successful in obtaining funds to print yard signs, have an informational posting on an electronic billboard in the area, secure a lobbyist, and hire a law firm to represent those who wish to testify before the Texas Public Utility Commission.
Due to her diligence and commitment to retain Frisco’s property values, Meredith was awarded. “I was extremely surprised and very honored to receive this recognition,” she says.
Meredith, thank you for your service to our industry and congratulations on a well-deserved honor!