About the Tennessee Regions Roundtable Network

First gathering of the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Leadership Network, May 23rd, 2012

First gathering of the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Leadership Network, May 23rd, 2012

Tennessee is a southern state that is currently showing great promise and results in the implementation of regional economic and community development actions that align with the Partnership for Sustainable Communities’ Principles and Programs through a diverse group of public and private sector partner organizations located and working within key regions of the state. We have adopted Tennessee-specific Quality Communities Principles that guide this work. Our long-term objectives and actions include working to:

  • Facilitate the creation and operation of an integrated leadership network that is building out the learning, capacity, and collaborative systems of lead regional organizations and aligned agencies and organizations;
  • Create leadership and expertise among practitioners in the public and private sectors, government agencies, design and planning communities, and aligned affiliates and funders for successful implementation;
  • Create new regional capacity and synergy through shared knowledge and expertise, technical assistance and resources, outreach and communication efforts, and diverse organizational affiliations among Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable Network partners;
  • Identify joint outcomes and actions that will leverage funding, policies, and expertise through national, state, and regional resource organizations and funders;
  • Position Tennessee to adopt our Quality Communities principles and programming framework as the new approach for growth and development decision making, actions, and implementation across the unique and diverse regions of the state;
  • Support and expand statewide goals of economic competitiveness and job opportunities, quality community development, and ensuring the wise use of fiscal resources; and
  • Position Tennessee as the leading southern state in successful implementation within our specific Quality Communities framework, principles, and practices.

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.


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