Tennessee Town & City

Voters go to polls in six municipalities

BY KATE COIL
TML Communications Specialist

Municipal elections have been held in six cities this fall, bringing both new and familiar faces to boards and councils across the state.
Oneida re-elected Jack E. Lay to its mayoral seat, making him the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history while Knoxville elected a new mayor after the end of Mayor Madeline Rogero’s final term.
The election of three women to open posts in Knoxville also gives the city its first female-majority council in history with seven women and two men serving on the council.

Collegedale seeks growth, builds on unique history under Mayor Lamb

BY KATE COIL
TML Communications Specialist

Collegedale Mayor Katie Lamb has lived in the community located two miles north of the Georgia state line for 47 years, the past decade of which she has spent in various roles on the Collegedale City Council.

Memphis Animal Services, Fire Department team up to help lost pets

BY KATE COIL
TML Communications Specialist

A new partnership between Memphis Animal Services and the Memphis Fire Department is working to ensure more missing pets find their way home.


The new Fire Finders program has put a microchip scanner in each of the 57 fire stations across the city of Memphis. Funded entirely through a Maddie’s Fund Innovation Grant, the goal of the program is to provide more resources to those who find missing pets and help those pets find their way home.

Barry Brady Act provides compensation to firefighters for certain types of cancers

A report by UT-MTAS consultants


Melissa Ashburn & Elisha Hodge, Legal Consultants; Steven Cross & Dennis Wolf, Fire Management Consultants; and Richard Stokes, Human Resources Consultant

In collaboration with the Tennessee Fire Service Coalition, the 111th Tennessee General Assembly passed HB 316/SB 1442 on May 2, 2019. Gov. Bill Lee subsequently signed the legislation and on July 1, Public Chapter 490, Acts of 2019, became effective.

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