2024 County Government Day Update


Thanks to the tremendous response to County Government Day, the hotel block is already almost fully booked. We have spoken with the DoubleTree about the possibility of adding rooms. They have stated they could provide 20 more rooms, which would then completely fill the hotel, but it would be at the rate of $289 per night ($60 more than the conference rate). We feel that the rate is too high to ask you to pay so we will look at other properties for an overflow hotel.

We are asking you to do two things: 

1) If you do not have hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree and you are interested in an overflow hotel, please email us at [email protected] to let us know how many rooms you need and which nights you need. In downtown Nashville, we have to sign contracts guaranteeing that we will use the rooms to get a block. If they are not used, the association has to pay for any extras. For this reason, we do not want to overbook.

2) If your county has extra rooms at the DoubleTree that you are not sure you need, we ask that you let us know and please release those rooms so that one of our other members can get in the conference hotel. 

This event is always challenging since Nashville is now a year-round tourism destination. We try to find reasonable accommodation, but when hotels can charge $300-$400 a night to tourists, they generally will not hold a large block of rooms at a discounted price. 

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your strong support of our events.

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Sets New Record Low in July

Tennessee made history in July when the state recorded its lowest unemployment rate since the federal government began tracking the statistic in 1976. According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), the seasonally adjusted rate of 3.1% was 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the previous all-time low of 3.2%, a figure the state once again reached in June.

The latest Tennessee jobless number was 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the rate in July 2022. Unemployment numbers for the state have been at or below 3.5% since January 2022.

Employers across the state continued to bolster Tennessee’s economy by adding new jobs. Between June and July, total nonfarm employment increased...

Click Here to Read the Full Breakdown

Comptroller's Office Releases July 2023 Revenue Reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – [On Tuesday, August 15], Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson announced that Tennessee July revenues were $1.65 billion, which is $153.5 million more than the budgeted estimate and $46.3 million more than the state received in July 2022. The growth rate for July was 2.89 percent.

“July total tax revenues exceeded our budgeted estimates and grew at a modest pace compared to this same time last year,” Bryson said. “Monthly gains were led by sales tax receipts reflecting June consumer activity and corporate tax payments. When combined, all other tax revenues declined compared to July 2022.

“Annual revenues for fiscal year 2022-2023 exceeded our original budgeted estimates, but totals fell short of the funding board’s revised estimate from last fall. Although collections..."

Read July 2023's Full Revenue Report Here

Register Now for ACM's Annual Conference

There is still time to register for The Association of County Mayors (ACM) annual conference that will be held August 29 - 31, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. To view a draft agenda of the conference, please click here. If you're interested in the conference or have more questions, please contact Tanya Todd for more information. Otherwise, you can register by clicking the link below! 
Click Here to Register for ACM's 2023 Annual Conference

First Group Of Offenders Earn College Degree At Riverbend Maximum Security Institution

[Friday, August 11, 2023] - History was made Tuesday evening as five offenders became the first cohort to earn college degrees at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution (RMSI).  Graduating with their Associate of Science in Business Administration from Nashville State Community College, the group joins over 200 other men and women who have earned a college degree behind the walls of a Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) prison.

Through partnerships with over 10 colleges and universities, TDOC offers degree programs across the state that allow offenders the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

“This is my favorite part of my job,” Rachel Riley-Coe, Assistant Commissioner of Rehabilitative Services, told the graduates. “I believe in the power of education.  With education comes perseverance, with education comes strength, confidence, critical thinking, and dreams of what could be.”

It is the goal of TDOC under Commissioner Frank Strada to have associate and bachelor’s degree programs in every institution...

Read the Full Announcement from TDOC

Reminder for the TCSA Fall 2023 Conference and Trade Show Registration

Tennessee County Services Associations (TCSA) has set the dates and location for the annual Fall 2023 Conference and Trade Show. Mark your calendars and plan to join us in Chattanooga on October 18-20th. Major highlights include adopting the Legislative Platform, Board elections, and county vendor services, as well as good exhibits. 

We are still working on finalizing the agenda for the conference and trade show with various breakout sessions, general session speakers, and other educational opportunities at the conference. We hope to have  the agenda of the various events available for everyone over the coming weeks.

To register for the conference, please click hereWe look forward to seeing you at the Fall Annual Conference and Trade Show. 

Register for TCSA's Annual Fall Conference Here

County Success Story Nominations

At this year's Fall Conference & Trade Show, TCSA plans to recognize counties who have demonstrated excellence in governance, innovation in problem solving, and best practices for delivering services.

To be considered for a County Success Story award, the project or achievement should demonstrate:
an innovative solution to a problem
• a sustained pattern of excellence in governance
• a best practice that increased efficiency in the delivery of county services or resulted in significant savings to taxpayers
• a new approach or the use of new technology to deliver services
• improved cooperation or coordination between county offices or local governments that resulted in enhanced delivery of services.
Click Here to Nominate a County Today!

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