Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Lead State and Federal Advisors

Tennessee’s geography and political realities across West, Middle, and East Tennessee provide unique opportunities for collaboration among key groups and the leveraging of strong regional models and expertise that support successful implementation of each region’s efforts. Through joint work actions and successful collaboration, our lead regional organizations, affiliate organizations, state and federal agency partners, and funders are working together to create an integrated network to catalyze current and future regional efforts through our Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Network.

The following list shows the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable’s state and federal advisors. For each item on the list, more information about the advisor’s involvement with the Roundtable is available through a web link, as well as the advisor’s official website.

 

 


Tennessee Department of Transportation


width="150"TDOT is a multimodal agency with statewide responsibilities in roadways, aviation, public transit waterways, and railroads. The mission of TDOT is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for people, goods, and services that support economic prosperity in Tennessee.
 
Roundtable Contact: Toks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


twraTWRA works to preserve, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors. The Agency will foster the safe use of the state’s waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access.
 
Roundtable Contact: Steve Patrick, Assistant Director

 
 

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Tennessee Office of General Services


genservlogoThe Department of General Services is responsible for providing goods and services to the State government of Tennessee. Its primary customers are other departments and agencies within State government. It also serves vendors wishing to do business with the State, and citizens, and organizations interested in purchasing surplus State property.
 
Roundtable Contact: Commissioner Bob Oglesby

 
 

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Tennessee Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations


tacirlogoTACIR serves 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.
 
Roundtable Leadership: Lynnisse Roehrich-Patrick, Executive Director

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Tennessee Department of Tourism Development



 
Roundtable Contact: Lee Curtis, Legislative Liaison
 

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation


TDECTDEC is committed to protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s air, land, and water. TDEC programs and initiatives protect human health and the environment and support economic development and quality of life through education, outreach and effective enforcement of state and federal environmental laws.
 
Roundtable Contact: Shari Meghreblian, Deputy Commissioner; Co-Chair

 

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture


TennAgLogo1Tennessee Department of Agriculture promotes local produce and products and ensures safe and dependable food and fiber for all while conserving our natural resources.
 
Roundtable Contact: Julius Johnson, Agriculture Commissioner
 

 

 

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Tennessee Dept of Economic and Community Development


econ_comm_developECD works to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
 
Roundtable Contact: Reggie Mudd, North Middle Tennessee Director; Ted Townsend, Assistant Commissioner for Strategy

 

 
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Tennessee Department of Health


The Department of Health protects, promote, and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.
 
Roundtable Contact: John Dreyzehner, Health Commissioner; Jeff Ockerman, Health Planning Director

 

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Tennessee Housing Development Agency


THDA LogoTHDA is Tennessee’s housing finance agency. THDA promotes the production of more affordable new housing units for very low, low and moderate income individuals and families in the state, to promote the preservation and rehabilitation of existing housing units for such persons, and to bring greater stability to the residential construction industry and related industries so as to assure a steady flow of production of new housing units.
 
Roundtable Contact: Bettie Teasley Sulmers, Director Research and Planning

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Tennessee Historic Commission


THC_LogoThe Tennessee Historic Commission encourages the inclusive diverse study of Tennessee’s history for the benefit of future generations. The Commission protects, preserves, interprets, operates, maintains, and administers historic sites; marks important locations, persons, and events in Tennessee history; assists in worthy publication projects; reviews, comments on, and identifies projects that will potentially impact state-owned and non-state-owned historic properties; locates, identifies, records, and nominates to the National Register of Historic Places all properties which meet National Register criteria, and implements other programs of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended.
 
Roundtable Contact: Dan Brown, Certified Local Government Coordinator

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University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service


UTThe statewide UT Institute for Public Service (IPS) provides university expertise for communities and workplaces by consulting daily with government, law enforcement and industry leaders.
 
Roundtable Contact: Chuck Shoopman, Assistant Vice-President

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USDA Rural Development – Tennessee State Office


usda_logoThe Tennessee Office is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural Tennessee through programming that supports public facilities and services, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. The office promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools and offers technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.
 
Roundtable Contact: Bobby Goode, State Director

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