Tennessee Regions Roundtable Lead Affiliate Organizations

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 affiliate organizations. For each item on the list, more information about the organization’s involvement with the Roundtable is available through a web link, as well as the organization’s official website.

 

 

Smart Growth America


sga-logoSmart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. We believe smart growth solutions support thriving businesses and jobs, provide more options for how people get around and make it more affordable to live near work and the grocery store. Our coalition works with communities to fight sprawl and save money. We are making America’s neighborhoods great together. (contact: Geoff Anderson)
 
Click here for more info about Smart Growth America’s involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Smart Growth America’s website

 

 

Southern Environmental Law Center


SELC uses the power of the law to champion all the things you love about the South: clean water, healthy air, mountains, forests, rural countryside, and the coast. By working at the national, regional, state, and local levels and in all three branches of government, this organization is able to do what it takes to get results. We strengthen laws, we make government agencies do their job, and, when necessary, we go to court to stop environmental abuses or to set far-reaching precedents. (contact: Ann Davis)
 
Click here for more info about Southern Environmental Law Center’s involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Southern Environmental Law Center’s website

 

 

Center for Rural Strategies


ruralThe Center for Rural Strategies is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2001. Our headquarters are in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the Central Appalachian coalfields. (contact: Tim Marema)
 
Click here for more info about Center for Rural Strategies’ involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Center for Rural Strategies website

 

 

Transportation for America


T4ATransportation for America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. These are the investments that hold the key to our future economic prosperity. (contact: James Corless)
 
Click here for more info about Transportation for America’s involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Transportation for America’s website

 

 

National Association of Development Organizations


nado_logoThe National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s regional development organizations. The association and its members promote regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities. (contact: Brett Schwartz)
 
Click here for more info about National Association of Development Organizations’ involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit National Association of Development Organizations website

 

 

National Association of Counties


NACoLogoR_colorThe National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. (contact: Kathy Nothstine)
 
Click here for more info about National Association of Counties’ involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit National Association of Counties website

 

 

Safe Routes to School National Partnership


srtsnplogo_0Launched in August 2005, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. (contact: Christy Smith)
 

Click here for more info about Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s involvement with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s website

 

 

The Nature Conservancy – Tennessee Office


logo-nature-notaglineThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. (contact: Gina Hancock)

 

Click here for more info about The Nature Conservancy’s with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit The Nature Conservancy’s website

 

 

Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee


mississippi-river-corridorThe Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit Tennessee corporation. Its mission is to identify, conserve and interpret the region’s natural, cultural and scenic resources to improve the quality of life and prosperity in West Tennessee.

The MRCT is dedicated to the economic development, land conservation, environment and wildlife preservation of the six counties that border the Mississippi River along the entire western border of Tennessee. The six counties that comprise the Corridor are Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, Dyer, Lake and Obion. (contact: Diana Threadgill)
 
Click here for more info about Mississippi River Corridor’s with the Tennessee Regions Roundtable
 
Click here to visit Mississippi River Corridor’s website