Saturday, April 16, 2011

County Government Day

I just wanted to pass along a note on ‘County Government Day’ in the General Assembly. Here is a little information for those interested (from the TCSA):
An estimated 500 delegates have already registered to attend this year’s COAT-TCSA County Government Day on April 19-20 at the Nashville Sheraton Downtown.
The annual meeting provides members of both the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) and the Tennessee County Services Association (TCSA) and their affiliate organizations an opportunity to gather to hear from legislators and others about pending legislation affecting county governments statewide. With board and membership meetings for all the associations and their partner organizations, County Government Day will include a breakfast to honor members of the 107th General Assembly as well as a training opportunity on the pressing issue of business/industrial retention and expansion. Tuesday, April 19, is primarily a day for board and membership meetings. In the evening, no conference events are planned. However, delegates are urged to contact their senators and representatives to set up meetings. A tentative agenda is on Page 8 of this issue of Tennessee County News. Then on Wednesday, April 20, the day kicks off with an annual breakfast honoring members of the legislature. Keynote speakers, invited to the conference, include Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.
The University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service will deliver a two-hour workshop entitled “Business Retention and Expansion” from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Attendees, who must be registered delegates to the COAT-TCSA conference, will receive two hours of credit through the County Officials Certificate Training Program. Those county officials wanting to attend the conference should register through the two-step process.