TCHOA Latest News


From the Director's Desk:

March 6, 2024

Legislative Conference Registration Open

The room block at the Park Vista Hotel is now full. If you would like to be added to the overflow hotel request list, please email Carol Engroff at [email protected] to be added to that list. In the meantime, you can register for the conference now! 

You can register for the conference by clicking here to visit the TCSA event webpage.

You can mail or scan a completed registration form to the TCSA office by downloading and printing the form HERE.

226 Anne Dallas Dudley Blvd, Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219
 [email protected]

For planning purposes, TCHOA will begin training at about 8 am ET on Tuesday, May 21, so you might want to plan to arrive on Monday, May 20. The block of rooms at the hotel always fills quickly, so I would urge you to contact the hotel as soon as possible. Please do not cancel any hotel reservation until you contact the TCHOA office and Carol Engroff by calling 615/532-3767.

Overflow Hotel Information

TCSA has secured a room block at the Bearskin Lodge (840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.) The room rate is $129 per night.

To book a room, you must call Guest Services at 865-430-4330 and tell them you are with Tennessee County Services. 

If you no longer need a room reservation that you have made, please contact Carol Engroff at [email protected] to see if we have a waiting list for rooms that become available. 

Click Here to Register for the Conference

TCHOA + Morgan County HD Host Second Annual “Hwy Admin Day” 

Last Thursday, February 29, the Morgan County Highway Department, in partnership with the Tennessee County Highway Officials Association (TCHOA), hosted its second annual Highway Administrative Day at the Morgan County Highway Department facility.

The event featured resources, technology, and innovative solutions for county highway administrators to better manage and assist the roadway superintendents in each of Tennessee's 95 counties.

At this particular event, highway administrative assistants from throughout each of Tennessee's four regions to Morgan County to network and learn more about the issues and solutions facing their departments.
Click Here to Read the Full Article

From Our National Partners at NACE

Upcoming FHWA Webinars on the 2023 MUTCD


FHWA will host two Webinars on the MUTCD 11th Edition, which will become effective January 18, 2024.
  • The first Webinar will be on March 6th, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST, and will provide an Executive Summary and General Overview of the 11th Edition of the MUTCD. Please click here to register
  • The second Webinar will be on March 28th, 2024, and will focus on specific provisions of the MUTCD centered on Vulnerable Road Users, including pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as accessibility. Registration information will be provided soon.
Check out the MUTCD News Feed for up-to-the-minute information on new items such as Interim Approvals, Official Interpretations, Policy Statements, Federal Register notices—everything you need to make the most of your MUTCD and keep road users on the move!
Click Here to View the Newest Edition of MUTCD

Fuel Purchasing Bill Advances to Senate Floor

A TCHOA effort that would give county highway departments the flexibility to buy bulk gas and diesel fuel using documented quotes instead of competitive bids moves now to the Senate floor. Having been recommended this week by House Local Government, it now goes to House Finance for its consideration.
SB2432/HB2547 (Haile, Lamberth) is just one of several legislative proposals being monitored by TCHOA and TCSA this session. As always, amendments can change initiatives along the way, so we will continue to monitor these and others.
A list of the more pressing bills is attached here. If you have any questions about a bill, please contact me.
Click Here to View the TCHOA Bill Report

TCHOA Calendar Updates

All meeting dates are tentative and will be updated as necessary on the TCHOA website ( and in future newsletters. Contact the TCHOA office if you have any questions about a meeting.

  • May 21-23, 2024: Legislative Conference, Sevier County
  • August 20-21, 2024: UT CTAS County Officials Orientation Program
  • August 22, 2024: TCHOA Statewide Membership Meeting (TENTATIVE)
  • October 23-25, 2024: TCSA Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show, Rutherford County Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro
  • May 20-22, 2025: Legislative Conference, Sevier County
  • October 8-10, 2025: TCSA Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show, Knox County Convention Center, Knoxville
  • Region I
    • March 7, Calhoun’s, Sevier County (Gatlinburg)
    • May 21, Calhoun’s, Sevier County (Gatlinburg) as part of Legislative Conference
    • September 5, Calhoun’s, Sevier County (Gatlinburg)
    • December 5, dinner, TO BE DECIDED
  • Region II
    • May 21, Calhoun’s, Sevier County (Gatlinburg) as part of Legislative Conference
  • Region III
    • June 11, Williamson County Ag Center, Williamson County (Franklin)
    • Sept. 17, Williamson County Ag Center, Williamson County (Franklin)
    • Dec. 10, Williamson County Ag Center, Williamson County (Franklin)
  • Region IV
    • March 14, Boyette’s, Lake County (Tiptonville)
    • June 20, Brooksie’s, Madison County (Jackson) TENTATIVE
    • Sept. 19, West TN Ag Center (Jackson) TENTATIVE
    • Dec. 12, Gibson County (Milan) TENTATIVE
  • April 15-18, 2024: National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA
  • July 12 – 15, 2024: National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL)
  • July 11 – 14, 2025: National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, City & County of Philadelphia, PA
Thank you for your continued service and support, 

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