TCSA E-News: June 2, 2023

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TCSA Legislative Conference Resources Page Now Available on the Website

Conference presentations, handouts, and select session recordings can be found on TCSA's 2023 Legislative Conference webpage. Check out the site to view all things Legislative Conference 2023! 
View the Conference Handouts and Presentations Here

May 2023 Third Thursday Webinar Recording Now Available

TCSA recently partnered with the TN Dept of Finance and Administration's Geographic Information System (GIS) unit to present a webinar on 'State GIS Data & Applications.' This 30-minute webinar is available now on TCSA's YouTube page, and those looking for county officials' certification training credit should login through the UT K@TE system to view the webinar. 

DIDD Announces Inclusive Playground Facilities Grant 

The TN Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (DIDD) is providing up to $500,000 to local communities and nonprofit organizations to create inclusive parks, playgrounds, and other facilities. The goal is to provide opportunities for children and adults with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities to experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of play alongside their peers of all abilities.
DIDD began accepting applications on Monday, May 22, 2023. Applicants should be government entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, and all proposals should be open to the community, rooted in family involvement, community engagement, inclusion, and empowerment. The deadline to submit applications is June 30, 2023.
Read More Details and Apply Here

Professional Development Academy's 'Leading on Purpose' 8-week Leadership Course Registration Now Open

As humans, when our actions are aligned to purpose, we have a sense of belonging (a sense of being); and as leaders, actions aligned to purpose help shape strategy, increase employee engagement, provide greater care for customers, inspire others in our communities, and navigate complexity in time of great change and moments of truth.

To create such purpose, we must ensure we are Leading On Purpose. That is the focus of this 8-week fully facilitated training; establishing a sense of purpose and fulfilling the meaning of who we are, in what we do, and why. Intentionally designed from scientific evidence and proven practices of great leaders, Leading On Purpose will help existing and emerging leaders alike reappraise any longstanding purpose or uncover one for the first time with the use of self-assessments, interactive exercises, online and real-time peer discussions, cohort-based webinars, and self-reflection. The outcome from the training will be increased clarity in your role as a leader and increased confidence in your ability to lead on purpose.

Comptroller’s Office Congratulates Nine Counties with Clean Audits

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Jason Mumpower is pleased to announce a significant accomplishment by nine Tennessee counties. These counties, which are audited by the Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit, have each received a clean audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

The nine counties are Blount, Cannon, Campbell, Cumberland, Giles, Hamblen, Roane, Sevier, and Unicoi.

The annual audits for these counties were completed without any findings. Audit findings are used to report on weaknesses, deficiencies, or areas of noncompliance within government operations.

All nine counties are being recognized today at the Tennessee County Services Association Legislative Conference in Gatlinburg.

“These nine counties should be proud,” said Comptroller Jason Mumpower. “I commend all of the elected officials, leaders, and county staff who have committed to a well-run government that serves its citizens well.”

This honor is especially noteworthy for Blount, Cumberland, Giles, Roane, and Hamblen counties, which have received clean audits for two years in a row. Blount County has received a clean audit in seven of the last eight fiscal years.

The 91 Tennessee counties audited by the Comptroller’s Office received a total of 308 findings in fiscal year 2022. This represents an average of 3.38 findings per county. In fiscal year 2021, Tennessee counties received an average of 3.05 findings in their annual audit reports.

To view all Tennessee county audit reports, click here.

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