TCSA News & Media Channels
Accurate information is critical for policy makers to make informed and effective decisions. With this in mind, the Tennessee County Services Association strives to provide its members with relevant and timely information about issues affecting county government in a variety of formats. From traditional newspapers to e-mail newsletters and alerts to websites and webinars, the association is committed to providing its members with news and information that helps them stay informed in a format they are comfortable with.
Tennessee County E-News is a weekly email newsletter sent to county officials and partners across the state of Tennessee that features timely news updates, TCSA's Capitol Update (during legislative session), grant opportunities for county governments, and training updates from partner agencies that could better assist county leaders in performing their sworn duties in office. Click the heading above to view the e-news archive, or click here to subscribe to the e-newsletter from TCSA!
TCSA's YouTube page serves as a great resource for those looking for recent organization and legislative updates from the association. Our Capitol Update videos offer a quick and easy look into the latest legislation affecting county governments, while our Third Thursday webinar series are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend, but interested in the topics being presented and discussed that particular month. From opioid abatement funds to broadband to development districts and their service to your county, these Third Thursday webinar series are chock full of information to help you succeed and your county to thrive. Subscribe to our YouTube channel today!
Tennessee Counties Magazine (Bi-Annual publication)
Tennessee Counties magazine was launched in January 2023 as a way to better serve and inform TCSA members and partners of the happenings within TCSA and local government across Tennessee. This 32-page publication features county legislative insights, partner and membership updates to county governments, and success stories of county governments to highlight how each and every county mayor, commissioner, and highway executive are better serving their constituents. If you are a Tennessee county official and need to update your mailing address for this publication, please contact Wes Doyle at [email protected] with your name, title, county, and correct mailing address.
The TCSA Member Benefits Guide was recently published in 2022 to highlight the member services and programs available to TCSA members, along with partner agency information and training updates. For a PDF copy of the benefits guide, please visit Member Benefits Guide webpage.
The association has produced the Tennessee County News - a traditional newspaper format - for decades. Tennessee County News is a bi-monthly newspaper (six issues a year) mailed to all county officials, members of the General Assembly, the Tennessee congressional delegation, Tennessee's Constitutional Officers and the governor and his cabinet. The newspaper is the voice of Tennessee's 95 counties and reaches 4,000 readers. TCSA uses this publication to keep members informed of legislation affecting counties, innovative programs initiated by counties, summaries of state Attorney General Opinions, state and national news, and announcement of importance upcoming events and opportunities. A favorite of readers is the Backpage Interview that offers an in-depth conversation with a legislators, cabinet member or other state or local official.
*Note: The TENNESSEE COUNTY NEWS will be discontinued in September 2022 after nearly a three decade run. The new TCSA publication, Tennessee Counties magazine, is now available.