Tennessee Town & City

TN leaders tout positive economic recovery at Legislative Conference

TML Communications Specialist

Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, House Speaker Cameron Sexton, and Comptroller Jason Mumpower were among the state leaders who discussed the important issues facing Tennessee and its municipalities at the TML Legislative Conference held both virtually and in-person on March 15, 2021.

Communication boards aim to include all at Spring Hill parks


A new project is hoping to create ease of access for patrons with disabilities at parks across the city of Spring Hill.

The 100 Day Report

Greetings from the Executive Director; A Report of the First 100 Days.

On March 15, the TML held its executive committee and board meetings virtually, as well as its annual legislative conference. We were pleased to have Governor Lee, Lt. Governor McNally, House Speaker Sexton, and Comptroller Mumpower address our group live. We also were pleased to have our state & local government chairs and the Commissioner of Revenue as part of the event.

Lamberth outlines plans for criminal justice reform, education

TML Communications Specialist

House Majority Leader William Lamberth never considered running for public office until he was encouraged to do so by a friend. Now nearly a decade later, he serves an important leadership role in the State House.

Tennessee Urban Forestry Council connects cities, trees, and people


With spring right around the corner, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) is eager to work with municipalities across the state on programs and initiatives that will enhance and benefit their communities.

Briggs brings military, medical experience to state, local committee


TML Communications Specialist

Recently appointed as chairman of the Tennessee State and Local Government Committee, State Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, is no stranger to finding solutions to challenges.

New Nashville museum celebrates African-American music


TML Communications Specialist

The doors of Music City’s newest landmark, The National Museum of African American Music, are now officially open.

Located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville, the museum officially opened to the public on Jan. 30, 2021. The museum’s original opening was delayed from fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just part of a more than 20-year journey that moved the museum from concept to creation.

Chattanooga public fiber network generates $2.69B


TML Communications Specialist

The city of Chattanooga’s public fiber optic network has generated $2.69 billion in community benefit during its first decade, according to a newly-released research project.

Chattanooga’s EPB, formerly known as the Chattanooga Electric Power Board, launched America’s first gig-speed community-wide network in 2010, establishing the nation’s most advanced smart grid power distribution system.

Knoxville reinvests in community affected by urban removal


The city of Knoxville is reckoning with past projects that negatively impacted the city’s African-American community and hoping to move forward with a new initiative that aims to right past wrongs.

In December 2020, the Knoxville City Council unanimously approved a measure brought forward by Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie to invest $100 million in public and private funds over ten years in projects determined by a new African American Restoration Equity Task Force.

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