Former Murfreesboro mayor Tommy Bragg was recognized for ten years of meritorious service to TACIR with a resolution presented by Chairman Mark Norris at the Commission’s June 11 meeting in Nashville. TACIR commends Mayor Bragg for his countless contributions to the Commission, his honorable and distinguished service to the citizens of Tennessee, and his dedication to improving the quality of life in his community and the state.
Governor Haslam appointed Brentwood mayor, Betsy Crossley, to replace Mayor Bragg. The Commission welcomes Mayor Crossley and looks forward to her contributions.
TACIR has partnered with the Middle Tennessee State University Business and Economic Research Center to provide an Internet site to track the state economy during the recovery from the recession that began in December 2007. The site will permit the reader to follow labor force status including employment and unemployment numbers; housing data including a housing price index and construction activity; and sales tax collections. These data are available for the state and for 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas across the state. Presented graphically, the data may also be downloaded for use at the reader’s convenience. (More)
Serve as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems; provide high quality research support to state and local government officials in order to improve the overall quality of government in Tennessee; and to improve the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system in order to better serve the citizens of Tennessee.