The agenda for the upcoming TCSA legislative conference is rapidly coming together. The association plans to hear from speakers on issues ranging from federal relief funds, infrastructure, redistricting, criminal justice reform and more. TCSA and its affiliates will also hold board and committee meetings, along with membership meetings for county commissioners, county mayors and county highway officials.
On Tuesday, May 25th, highway officials will get started early with presentations on an innovative bridge replacement project in Morgan County, subdivision regulations, and geohazard mitigation techniques. After the training, all highway officials are invited to a luncheon hosted by Region 1 and 2 and TCHOA.
Registration will be open from 8-5 on Tuesday. A number of TCCA committees will meet throughout the morning and the Association of County Mayors will hear affiliate presentations before all attendees will join together for the opening general session at 1:30. Association directors will present a wrap-up of the legislative session and the comptroller’s office and CTAS are planning a panel on the American Rescue Plan. Also during the general session, the comptroller’s office plans to recognize counties that had clean audits for FY 2019-2020.
On day two, we are pleased to host NACo president, County Judge Roy Moore of Kentucky. He is also bringing NACo staffer Jessica Jennings to give an overview of the Biden’s administrations infrastructure proposal. William Wall, director of the Tennessee Corrections Institute, is scheduled to give an update on issues impacting county jails.
Following lunch, there will be a workshop on redistricting to help counties begin that important process that will take significant time this year. Following the workshop, mayors, commissioners and highway officials will divide up for affiliate membership meetings with more updates and presentations. That evening, there will be a conference wide picnic celebration. Additional committee meetings and workshops are being developed.
On Thursday, our breakfast will feature a number of chairmen of key legislative committees who all served in local government prior to coming to the General Assembly. After their remarks, the conference will wrap up that morning.
Check our website www.tncounties.org for additional details and updates, including a Tentative Agenda.