Accurate information is critical for policy makers to make informed and effective decisions. With this in mind, the Tennessee County Services Association strives to provide its members with relevant and timely information about issues affecting county government in a variety of formats. From traditional newspapers to e-mail newsletters and alerts to websites and webinars, the association is committed to providing its members with news and information that helps them stay informed in a format they are comfortable with.
Tennessee County News
The association has produced the Tennessee County News - a traditional newspaper format - for decades. Tennessee County News is a bi-monthly newspaper (six issues a year) mailed to all county officials, members of the General Assembly, the Tennessee congressional delegation, Tennessee's Constitutional Officers and the governor and his cabinet. The newspaper is the voice of Tennessee's 95 counties and reaches 4,000 readers. TCSA uses this publication to keep members informed of legislation affecting counties, innovative programs initiated by counties, summaries of state Attorney General Opinions, state and national news, and announcement of importance upcoming events and opportunities. A favorite of readers is the Backpage Interview that offers an in-depth conversation with a legislators, cabinet member or other state or local official.
TCSA's Capitol Update is a regular update sent to all members during the legislative session. It focuses on legislation that is being tracked and monitored and any advancements made on bills or issues of concern to our members. Capitol Update is sent electronically via email as well as through the traditional U.S. Postal Service.
In addition to printed publications, TCSA sends regular communications via electronic mail to those members that have provided an email address. Each week members receive a different newsletter focusing on the topics of Member Services & Opportunities, Meetings & Events, and Opportunities & Successes.