TCSA Capitol Updates 2024

Capitol Update | April 26, 2024

Posted on 4/26/2024

Capitol Update | April 19, 2024

Posted on 4/19/2024

Capitol Update | April 12, 2024

Posted on 4/12/2024

Capitol Update | April 5, 2024

Posted on 4/5/2024


Register Today for TCSA's Legislative Conference

Final Agenda Coming Soon! 

TCSA's Legislative Conference is shaping up to be a very informative, engaging event for all our members in Tennessee. Join us to review important legislation that is slated to impact your counties as soon as July 2024, while other pieces of legislation will have a long-term implementation.

Register Now to Ensure You Receive Your Conference Perks

If you have not yet registered but are sure that you'll be attending, we ask that you please register by TODAY, Friday, May 10. We will begin printing and preparing items the following Monday, May 13. Registering by TODAY, Friday, May 10, ensures that you receive a properly printed name badge and handouts and have meals provided at the conference! 

For more information, please visit the TCSA Legislative Conference registration page. Also, the final (fully detailed) agenda is coming soon. Thank you again for your cooperation and assistance, and TCSA looks forward to seeing you in a few short weeks in Sevier County. 
Click Here to Register for the TCSA Legislative Conference

TCSA Seeking Vacant Executive Board Position Nominations for West Tennessee Counties Seats

Interested in serving in the leadership of TCSA? Our board is set with staggered terms so every year positions come open on the board and there are opportunities to serve. These positions are typically filled at TCSA’s annual fall conference, but there is currently a vacancy on the TCSA Board of Directors for a West Tennessee County Commissioner representative. In addition, in anticipation of Henry County Mayor John Penn Ridgeway leaving county government at the end of June, the board is looking for candidates to fill that upcoming vacancy.

Along with the officers, affiliate presidents and representatives of the large urban counties, the board has nine members who serve three-year staggered terms. There are three positions for county mayors, three for county commissioners and three for highway superintendents, with one from each of the state’s three grand divisions. There is only one year left in the West Tennessee County Commissioner position, however, an individual who did not serve a full term is eligible for reappointment to a full three-year term following that service. 

The TCSA Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for a West Tennessee county commissioner + a West Tennessee county mayor to fill two vacant seats on the board.

Click Here to Submit a Nomination to the TCSA Board

USDA and EDA: Updated Resource Guides to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities  

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2024 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Dr. Basil Gooden today announced that USDA and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) updated resources in the joint guide originally released in 2022 to help rural communities build strategies to boost local economic development.

Click Here to View the Latest Economic Development Guides

TVA to Host 'Connected Communities Workforce Development' Webinar

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Connected Communities initiative will host the Workforce Development: Leveraging Cleantech Workforce Opportunities webinar on May 14 at 1:00 pm Eastern.

Speakers from TVA will provide perspective on workforce development, and local leaders from Bedford County, including representatives from the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville, and Motlow State Community College, will speak about how to effectively collaborate to attract employers and create cleantech work opportunities for residents.

TVA’s Connected Communities initiative helps communities embrace technology and data solutions to tackle local challenges and gear up to be a part of the changing energy system. Through the initiative, TVA links communities to resources, project ideas, and funding opportunities to improve access to digital services, achieve environmental benefits, scale economic opportunities, and become more resilient.

Click Here to Register for the Webinar

CTAS: Leading Local Government Teams

Leading Local Government Teams will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead effectively in the dynamic and challenging environment of local government. This training will prepare individuals to navigate the complexities of public service, build high-performing teams, and contribute to the overall success. 

Class Schedule:
  • June 18, 2024
    • Jackson - Jackson Energy Authority
  • June 25, 2024 
    • Nashville - IPS Training Facility @Polk Ave
  • July 16, 2024
    • Knoxville - UT Conference Center
All classes are 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Local Time
Click Here to Register for a Class Near You
NACo: Leadership Academy
Counties affect the lives of residents every day. When our frontline staff are empowered as leaders, we deliver services more effectively. The NACo Leadership Academy is a resource that connects your staff with practical leadership training.

The Academy uses an innovative, interactive online learning platform that combines real-time webinars, recorded sessions, and small group discussions to deliver effective training without traveling away from the county – saving money and maximizing time.

NACo now offers several comprehensive leadership programs, providing a diverse range of fundamental skills and insights for aspiring leaders:
• NACo High-Performance Leadership | 12-week online course
• NACo Cybersecurity Leadership | 12-week online course
• NACo Leading On Purpose Leadership | 8-week online course
• NACo Leading In Analytics Leadership | 8-week online course
Click Here to Learn More about the Leadership Academy & Register

TWRA Announces 2024-25 Stream Grants to Help with Habitat Protection Program

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects during the 2024-25 fiscal year.

Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection regions (a total of $5,000 per region). The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number. The application deadline for this program is June 30, 2024.

Click Here to Learn How to Apply for the Grants

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