IPS Impact

SERVING TENNESSEE

IPS Impact

Through its five agencies, the Institute for Public Service assists local governments, businesses and law enforcement to make a significant impact on the state. In an average year, IPS answers 23,000 requests for assistance, trains 20,000 municipal, county and state employees, manufacturers and law enforcement personnel and helps Tennessee companies generate $800 million of economic impact that supports more than 12,000 jobs statewide.

Click on any district or county below to discover how IPS has made an impact in the area.

Representatives

Representatives

District 94 Districts 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 District 39 District 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 89 Districts 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60 Districts 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 District 24 District 64 District 71 District 32 District 12 Districts 61, 63, 65 Districts 1, 2 District 69 District 70 District 73 District 11 District 17 District 82 District 23 District 10 District 79 District 5 District 9 Districts 6, 7 District 3 District 4 District 76 District 22 Districts 57, 68 District 38 District 66 Districts 44, 45 District 78 District 57 District 62 District 47 District 21 Districts 8, 20 Districts 34, 37, 48, 49 District 72 District 81 District 46 District 36 District 33 District 74 District 77 District 25 District 35 District 80 District 43 District 92 District 31 District 40 District 42 District 41 District 75

District 94

Representative Ron M. Gant
District 94 - Fayette, McNairy and part of Hardeman Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,031
Total Contacts: 1,271
Training Participants: 197
Economic Impact: $24,987,910

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Hardeman County business secured government contracts worth more than $24 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

A utilities consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) aided the city of Middleton wastewater plant with development and implementation of an industrial pre-treatment program.
The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Fayette, McNairy and Hardeman counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

At the request of the city of Moscow, a utilities consultant with MTAS reviewed conditions of a narrow city street that is surrounded on both sides by steep ditches. The consultant examined the conditions and made recommendations as to how to improve the safety of the road.

An economic development professional from Fayette County attended the strategic planning for economic development course offered by CIS. The course covers the steps to successfully implement a strategic planning process for an organization, a geographic area, or project.

Districts 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99

Representative Mark White
District 83 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative Joe Towns Jr.
District 84 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative Johnnie Turner
District 85 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative Barbara Cooper
District 86 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Karen D. Camper
District 87 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Larry J. Miller
District 88 - Part of Shelby County

Representative John J. DeBerry Jr.
District 90 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Raumesh Akbari
District 91 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative G. A. Hardaway
District 93 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative Mark Lovell
District 95 - Part of Shelby CountyRepresentative Dwayne Thompson
District 96 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Jim Coley
District 97 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Antonio Parkinson
District 98 - Part of Shelby County

Representative Ron Lollar
District 99 - Part of Shelby County

Requests for Assistance: 770
Total Contacts: 1,727
Training Participants: 778
Economic Impact: $56,287,140

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Shelby County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $56 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with the city of Memphis to develop and delivery training for supervisory-level employees. Training included FIRO-B, management and teambuilding for supervisors.

A total of 44 employees from Shelby County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

An economic development professional from Shelby County attended the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) offered by CIS. This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.​

District 39

Representative David Alexander
District 39 - Moore, Part of Franklin and Marion Counties

Requests for Assistance: 488
Total Contacts: 663
Training Participants: 219
Economic Impact: $91,995,501

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Franklin County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $91 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Two County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) consultants worked with the Franklin County finance office on an internal control assessment. This assessment served as a template for CTAS’s statewide internal controls training.

A total of 21 employees from Moore and Marion counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

An economic development professional from Marion County attended the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) offered by CIS. This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.​

A human resource consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with South Pittsburg to amend its sick leave policy.

A law enforcement officer from Moore County attended command-level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

District 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 89

Representative Eddie Smith
District 13 - Part of Knox County

Representative Jason Zachary
District 14 - Part of Knox County

Representative Rick Staples
District 15 - Part of Knox County

Representative Bill Dunn
District 16 - Part of Knox County

Representative Martin Daniel
District 18 - Part of Knox County

Representative Harry Brooks
District 19 - Part of Knox County

Representative Roger Kane
District 89 - Part of Knox County

Requests for Assistance: 654
Total Contacts: 500
Training Participants: 1,058
Economic Impact: $16,530,480

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Knox County businesses secured a government contracts totaling more than $16 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Two officers from law enforcement agencies in Knox County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Fourteen employees from municipalities in Knox County sat in on a municipal legislative update presented by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). These yearly updates brief cities on new state legislation that will affect them.

Twenty-two employees from Knox County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Nine Knox County law enforcement officers participated in a chemical weapons awareness course offered by LEIC. The concept of the course is to teach the ability to identify a chemical weapons lab, to collect evidence that does not impact communities, and to deal with crime scenes related to weapons of mass destruction incidents.

Districts 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60

Representative Bo Mitchell
District 50 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Bill Beck
District 51 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Mike Stewart
District 52 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Brenda Gilmore
District 54 - Part of Davidson County

Representative John Ray Clemmons
District 55 - Part of Davidson County

Speaker Beth Harwell
District 56 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Harold M. Love Jr.
District 58 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Sherry Jones
District 59 - Part of Davidson County

Representative Darren Jernigan
District 60 - Part of Davidson County

Requests for Assistance: 372
Total Contacts: 598
Training Participants: 1,253
Economic Impact: $8,229,906

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Davidson County businesses secured a total of 14 government contracts worth more than $8 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Three officers from Nashville/Davidson County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Twenty-four employees from Davidson County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Two employees from cities in Davidson County attended the Women in Public Service Symposium offered by CTAS and the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). The annual conference is open to women in public service who want to develop their professional expertise and expand their network of colleagues in their field.

Six economic development professionals from Davidson County attended the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) offered by CIS. This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.​

Districts 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Representative Gerald McCormick
District 26 - Part of Hamilton County

Representative Patsy Hazelwood
District 27 - Part of Hamilton County

Representative JoAnne Favors
District 28 - Part of Hamilton County

Representative Make Carter
District 29 - Part of Hamilton County

Representative Marc Gravitt
District 30 - Part of Hamilton County

Requests for Assistance: 617
Total Contacts: 999
Training Participants: 593
Economic Impact: $8,117,186

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Hamilton County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $8 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
At the request of the Hamilton County sheriff, the jail management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) conducted a jail needs assessment. The assessment takes into consideration daily inmate counts, number of employees, needed supplies and more.
Five economic development professionals from Hamilton County attended the Tennessee Business Retention and Expansion course offered by CIS. Course topics included promoting existing businesses, addressing sudden and unexpected losses of major employers, and the importance of retooling both the workplace and workforce.
Eight officers from Hamilton County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

District 24

Representative Kevin Brooks
District 24 - Part of Bradley County

Requests for Assistance: 178
Total Contacts: 476
Training Participants: 217
Economic Impact: $83,082

At the request of the city of Cleveland, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service delivered supervisory training to 70 employees. Training included FIRO-B, management and teambuilding for supervisors.

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Bradley County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Fourteen law enforcement officers from within Bradley County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

The Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) health and safety program offered industrial fire brigade live burn training to 23 first responders in Bradley County. This course covers attack methods and techniques, entry techniques and several hours of scenario-based live fire.

District 64

Representative Sheila Butt
District 64 - Part of Maury County

Requests for Assistance: 258
Total Contacts: 1,139
Training Participants: 33
Economic Impact: $151,500

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Jackson County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

At the request of the city of Mt. Pleasant, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) provided training for city employees on disseminating information to the public. The course covered open meetings, public records and the use of social media.

Fifteen employees from Maury County attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Three Maury County law enforcement officers attended command level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is geared toward senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

District 71

Representative David Byrd
District 71 - Hardin, Lewis, Wayne and part of Lawrence Counties

Requests for Assistance: 584
Total Contacts: 666
Training Participants: 82
Economic Impact: $1,314,046

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) prepared a budget allocation resolution for Hardin County that would direct newly generated sales taxes to other areas of the county budget. The county anticipated $600,000 in new sales taxes.

As requested by the city of Clifton, a finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) met with the new city manager and finance director to review financial materials with them and answer their questions about budgets.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Lawrence County business secured government contracts worth more than $600,000. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
A law enforcement officer from Wayne County attended the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) web-based course on supervising crime scene investigators. The course is POST certified five hours and is a training resource for supervisors or potential supervisors who would like to learn more about crime scene investigation.

District 32

Representative Kent Calfee
District 32 - Part of Roane and part of Loudon Counties

Requests for Assistance: 385
Total Contacts: 830
Training Participants: 262
Economic Impact: $510,864

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) worked with Loudon County officials to advise them as they increased their litigation tax. As a result of this increase, the county was able to add a second general sessions judge.

A law enforcement officer from Loudon County and two from Roane County attended the 40-hour crime scene management course delivered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center. Topics in this course include digital photography, crime scene mapping and bloodstain pattern analysis.

A total of 35 employees from Roane and Loudon counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Representatives from cities in Roane County sat in on a municipal legislative update presented by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). These yearly updates brief cities on new state legislation that will affect them.
Fifteen employees from businesses in Loudon County attended the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trench safety and excavation course delivered by the Center for Industrial Services.

District 12

Representative Dale Carr
District 12 - Part of Sevier County

Requests for Assistance: 438
Total Contacts: 628
Training Participants: 155
Economic Impact: $14,500

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Sevier County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A municipal management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) developed and facilitated a strategic planning retreat for the city of Gatlinburg and a core of its employees.

An economic development professional from Sevier County attended the Tennessee Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development course delivered by the Center for Industrial Services (CIS). This course helps economic development practitioners, government leaders and others understand the economic impact of small businesses on local and regional economies. The course is part of CIS’ Tennessee Certified Economic Development program.

A law enforcement officer from Sevier County participated in a three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

Districts 61, 63, 65

Representative Charles Sargent
District 61 - Part of Williamson County

Representative Glen Casada
District 63 - Part of Williamson County

Representative Sam Whitson
District 65 - Part of Williamson County

Requests for Assistance: 277
Total Contacts: 524
Training Participants: 699
Economic Impact: $12,500

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Williamson County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Six Williamson County school resource officers participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.

Three finance officers from cities within Williamson County participated in Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) courses offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). Courses included financial reporting, governmental accounting, internal control and auditing and municipal budgeting.

Procurement Technical Advisory Center (PTAC) consultants with the Center for Industrial Services (CIS) worked closely with a Williamson County business to assist it with the government contracting process. This included advising the company on bid match opportunities and introducing the business to government entities that could use its services.

Districts 1, 2

Representative John Crawford
District 1 - Part of Sullivan County

Representative Bud Hulsey
District 2 - Part of Sullivan County

Requests for Assistance: 348
Total Contacts: 883
Training Participants: 235
Economic Impact: $63,050,180

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Sullivan County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $63 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
A municipal management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) facilitated strategic planning sessions for the city of Bristol. Following the sessions, the consultant compiled and presented the results.

Ten law enforcement officers from within Sullivan County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

Nineteen employees from Sullivan County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

At the request of the Sullivan County sheriff, the jail management consultant with CTAS conducted a jail needs assessment. The assessment takes into consideration daily inmate counts, number of employees, needed supplies and more.

District 69

Representative Michael G. Curcio
District 69 - Hickman and Part of Maury and Dickson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 563
Total Contacts: 1,482
Training Participants: 274
Economic Impact: $1,957,523

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Hickman County business secured government contracts worth more than $1.4 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
A solid waste consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) met with representatives from Hickman County and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to discuss and develop a contract to have the county send its recyclable materials to a hub in Lawrence County.
CTAS helped Maury and Dickson counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.
Municipal court clerks from within Dickson County attended the Municipal Court Clerk conference hosted by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). Sessions at the conference included dealing with stressful situations, managing your office efficiently, records management and an overview of Tennessee courts.
An economic development professional from Maury County attended the Tennessee Marketing and Attractions course offered by CIS. The course reviewed the fundamentals of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan.

District 70

Representative Barry Doss
District 70 - Giles and part of Lawrence Counties

Requests for Assistance: 381
Total Contacts: 547
Training Participants: 41
Economic Impact: $207,996,946

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Giles County business secured government contracts worth more than $200 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
A budget and finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) aided the Lynnville city recorder with preparing the city’s budget submittal schedules, which are required by the state’s office of local finance.

Fourteen employees from Lawrence County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.
A Giles County school resource officer participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.
Two employees from municipalities in Giles County sat in on a municipal legislative update presented by MTAS. These yearly updates brief cities on new state legislation that will affect them.

District 73

Representative Jimmy A. Eldridge
District 73 - Part of Madison County

Requests for Assistance: 388
Total Contacts: 519
Training Participants: 1,296
Economic Impact: $2,636,813

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Madison County businesses secured government contract totaling more than $2 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

At the request of the Madison County sheriff, the jail management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) conducted a jail needs assessment. The assessment takes into consideration daily inmate counts, number of employees, needed supplies and more.

Twenty-seven Madison County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

The Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) delivered report writing and interview/interrogation courses in Madison County. Eighteen officers attended the program to learn specifics in both areas.

Thirteen employees from cities in Madison County attended a planning and zoning course offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.

District 11

Representative Jeremy Faison
District 11 - Cocke and Part of Jefferson, Greene Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,045
Total Contacts: 1,545
Training Participants: 166
Economic Impact: $82,560,662

The jail management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) advised the Cocke County sheriff during the request for proposal phase of selecting an architect to build the new county jail.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Greene County businesses secured a government contract totaling more than $81 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

At the request of the Newport budget director, a budget and finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted with the budgeting process for the city.

The Greene County Rescue Squad received a $55,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant. The fire management consultant with CTAS helped the department identify and apply for the grant.

Six law enforcement officers from Jefferson and Greene counties attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Twenty-three employees from cities in Cocke, Jefferson and Greene counties attended a planning and zoning course offered by MTAS. The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.

District 17

Representative Andrew Farmer
District 17 - Part of Jefferson and Sevier Counties

Requests for Assistance: 797
Total Contacts: 1,141
Training Participants: 158
Economic Impact: $516,502

Seven employees from cities in Jefferson and Sevier County counties attended a planning and zoning course offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.
The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Sevier County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

An economic development professional from Sevier County attended the Tennessee Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development course delivered by the Center for Industrial Services (CIS). This course helps economic development practitioners, government leaders and others understand the economic impact of small businesses on local and regional economies. The course is part of CIS’ Tennessee Certified Economic Development program.

A law enforcement officer from Sevier County participated in a three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

District 82

Representative Craig Fitzhugh
District 82 - Lauderdale, Crockett, and Haywood Counties

Requests for Assistance: 555
Total Contacts: 601
Training Participants: 12
Economic Impact: $4,739,340

The Center for Industrial Services (CIS) conducted a safety audit for a Crockett County manufacturer. Changes made as a result of audit findings led to cost savings of more than $3 million for the organization.

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A law enforcement officer from Haywood County attended command-level leadership training delivered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

When the city of Henning sought additional funding for its fire department, the fire management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) helped them identify grant opportunities and suggested other funding options.

Nineteen employees from Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

District 23

Representative John Forgety
District 23 - McMinn and Part of Monroe Counties

Requests for Assistance: 573
Total Contacts: 997
Training Participants: 192
Economic Impact: $35,717,650

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Monroe County business secured government contracts worth more than $35 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Twenty-eight employees from McMinn and Monroe counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.
Three officers from Monroe County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Nine city of Athens employees attended several sessions of the Municipal Management Academy (MMA) delivered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). MMA is for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. Course titles included communication skills, understanding work styles and motivating your workforce.
An economic development professional from McMinn County completed a capstone project and received the designation of Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED). The Center for Industrial Services facilitates the TCED program.

District 10

Representative Tilman Goins
District 10 - Hamblen County

Requests for Assistance: 277
Total Contacts: 449
Training Participants: 156
Economic Impact: $397,481

The jail management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) made a presentation on next steps for new jail construction to the Hamblen County commission. The county mayor informed the consultant that, based on a staffing assessment conducted by CTAS, the county funded 10 new jail positions in its budget. Salaries and benefits of the new staff added up to $390,000 in revenue to the county.

Nine Morristown employees attended several sessions of the Municipal Management Academy (MMA) delivered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). MMA is for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who recently were appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. Course titles included conflict management, human resource overview and developing teamwork.

An economic development professional from Hamblen County attended the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) economic development basic finance course. The course focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools of economic development.

Twenty Hamblen County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

District 79

Representative Curtis Halford
District 79 - Gibson and Part of Carroll Counties

Requests for Assistance: 687
Total Contacts: 1,020
Training Participants: 212
Economic Impact: $45,100,200

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Gibson County business secured government contracts worth more than $45 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
The city of Milan requested help from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) to conduct an orientation session for the new board, and to assist with drafting on ordinance pertaining to package stores and wine in grocery stores.

Forty-one employees from Gibson and Carroll counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A law enforcement officer from Gibson County attended command-level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

A municipal management consultant with MTAS aided Clarksburg with recruiting and hiring a new city recorder.

District 5

Representative David Hawk
District 5 - Part of Greene County

Requests for Assistance: 333
Total Contacts: 614
Training Participants: 153
Economic Impact: $82,046,160

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Greene County businesses secured a government contract totaling more than $81 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The Greene County Rescue Squad received a $55,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant. The fire management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped the department identify and apply for the grant.

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted Greeneville with recruiting, identifying and interviewing candidates for the vacant fire chief position.

A enforcement officer from Greene County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Fifteen employees from cities in Greene County attended a planning and zoning course offered by MTAS. The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.

District 9

Representative Gary Hicks
District 9 - Hancock and Hawkins County

Requests for Assistance: 431
Total Contacts: 1,442
Training Participants: 62
Economic Impact: $324,000

Eighteen employees from Hancock and Hawkins attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Seven law enforcement officers from within Hawkins County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

A CTAS county government consultant conducted a financial analysis for Hawkins County. Following the analysis, the county increased its litigation tax, which allowed it to fund the position of another general sessions judge.

At the request of the town of Mount Carmel, a human resource consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) reviewed and revised all of the town’s job descriptions, and presented them at special-called council meeting.

Districts 6, 7

Representative James (Micah) Van Huss
District 6 - Part of Washington County

Representative Matthew Hill
District 7 - Part of Washington County

Requests for Assistance: 388
Total Contacts: 790
Training Participants: 530
Economic Impact: $497,500

A consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) assisted Washington County with a request for proposal for computer hardware, software and maintenance for each county office. The company that helped the county develop specs for the system recommended that the high bidder be selected. However, on the advice of the CTAS consultant, the circuit court office selected the lowest bid, which met all of the specs on the RFP. That decision saved the county more than $400,000.

Five employees from cities in Washington County attended a planning and zoning course offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.

An economic development professional from Washington County completed a capstone project and received the designation of Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED). The Center for Industrial Services facilitates the TCED program.

Five employees from Washington County attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

District 3

Representative Timothy Hill
District 3 - Johnson and Part of Carter and Sullivan Counties

Requests for Assistance: 774
Total Contacts: 1,623
Training Participants: 285
Economic Impact: $63,092,680

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Sullivan County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $63 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted Mountain City with a comprehensive update of personnel policies and procedures.

Ten law enforcement officers from within Sullivan County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.

Nineteen employees from Sullivan County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

CTAS helped Carter County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

District 4

Representative John B. Holsclaw Jr.
District 4 - Unicoi and Part of Carter Counties

Requests for Assistance: 498
Total Contacts: 1,033
Training Participants: 54
Economic Impact: $25,000

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Carter and Unicoi counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A human resource consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted Elizabethton with its search for a new fire marshal.

At the request of the town of Unicoi, an MTAS consultant designed and facilitated a strategic planning retreat for the staff and board.

An economic development professional from Carter County participated in several courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer program. The courses were business retention & expansion, economic development basic finance and marketing and attractions.

Four law enforcement officers from within Unicoi County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style

District 76

Representative Andy H. Holt
District 76 - Weakley and Part of Obion and Carroll Counties

Requests for Assistance: 866
Total Contacts: 1,432
Training Participants: 120
Economic Impact: $2,659,502

Two employees from cities within Obion County attended the Municipal Court Clerk classes offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). This series of small training classes covers the general operation of a municipal court and updates on legislative changes impacting municipal courts.

At the request of a Weakley County company, the Center for Industrial Services (CIS) assisted with a risk aversion study. The study ended up saving the company more than $2 million.

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Weakley, Obion and Carroll counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Four law enforcement professionals from Weakley County participated in the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s supervising crime scene investigators course. This web-based class is POST-certified for five hours, and is a training resource for supervisors or potential supervisors who would like to learn more about crime scene investigation.

The city of Martin’s mayor asked for assistance from MTAS in conducting a salary study for the city.

An economic development professional from Weakley County attended the CIS Tennessee Basic Economic Development course. The basic courses focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools of economic development.

District 22

Representative Dan Howell
District 22 - Meigs, Polk and Part of Bradley Counties

Requests for Assistance: 518
Total Contacts: 833
Training Participants: 246
Economic Impact: $193,082

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Meigs, Polk and Bradley counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

At the request of the city of Copperhill, a finance and budget consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted with its budget process. As a result of using MTAS instead of a private firm, and identifying areas of the budget where it could save money, the city saved more than $80,000.

Forty-one employees from Meigs, Polk and Bradley counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Fourteen law enforcement officers from within Bradley County attended the three-day advanced leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style.
The Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) health and safety program offered industrial fire brigade live burn training to 23 first responders in Bradley County. This course covers attack methods and techniques, entry techniques and several hours of scenario-based live fire.

Districts 57, 68

Representative Joe Pitts
District 57 - Part of Montgomery County

Representative Curtis G. Johnson
District 68 - Part of Montgomery County

Requests for Assistance: 211
Total Contacts: 268
Training Participants: 89
Economic Impact: $7,818,204

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Montgomery County business secured government contracts worth more than $7 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Montgomery County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Four officers from Montgomery County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Twenty-nine employees from Montgomery County attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

District 38

Representative Kelly Keisling
District 38 - Clay, Macon, Pickett, Scott and Part of Fentress Counties

Requests for Assistance: 766
Total Contacts: 805
Training Participants: 35
Economic Impact: $297,000

The police management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the Celina police department with identifying and applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant. The department received the grant worth $27,000.

Thirty-one employees from counties in House District 38 attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

At the request of the Macon County mayor, a budget and finance consultant with CTAS assisted with a calculation for an increase in the litigation tax. That increase was used to raise the salary of the county’s general sessions judge.

An economic development professional from Scott County attended two courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were business retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship and small business development.

A law enforcement officer from Scott County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

District 66

Representative Sabi ‘Doc’ Kumar
District 66 - Robertson County

Requests for Assistance: 223
Total Contacts: 419
Training Participants: 129
Economic Impact: $55,528

Thirteen employees from Robertson County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

As requested by the city of Greenbrier, a human resource consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted with updating the city’s personnel manual. This included updating policies and providing model policies for the city to review.

An economic development professional from Robertson County attended two courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were basic economic development, economic development basic finance, and marketing and attraction.

Two employees from cities within Robertson County took advantage of MTAS online courses as part of the Administrative Professional Certification. The employees took courses in effective team communication, professional skills for customer service agents and managing challenges in customer service among others.

Districts 44, 45

Representative William Lamberth
District 44 - Part of Sumner County

Representative Courtney Rogers
District 45 - Part of Sumner County

Requests for Assistance: 334
Total Contacts: 1,146
Training Participants: 30
Economic Impact: $15,996,087

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Sumner County business secured government contracts totaling more than $15 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Eleven Sumner County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

At the request of the city of Gallatin, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) developed training for the city’s leadership team. Training topics included customer service, management conflict and teambuilding.

Two law enforcement officers from Sumner County attended command-level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

An economic development professional from Sumner County attended an entrepreneurship and small business development course as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program.

District 78

Representative Mary Littleton
District 78 - Cheatham and Part of Dickson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 334
Total Contacts: 442
Training Participants: 77
Economic Impact: $25,000

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Cheatham and Dickson counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A Dickson municipal court clerk attended several Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) online municipal court classes. Class topics included dealing with stressful situations, managing your office efficiently, records management and an overview of Tennessee courts.

A law enforcement officer from Cheatham County attended the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) web-based course on supervising crime scene investigators. The course is POST certified five hours and is a training resource for supervisors or potential supervisors who would like to learn more about crime scene investigation.

Thirty-one employees from Cheatham and Dickson counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

An economic development professional from Cheatham County completed a capstone project and received the designation of Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED). The Center for Industrial Services facilitates the TCED program.

District 57

Representative Susan Lynn
District 57 - Part of Wilson County

Requests for Assistance: 164
Total Contacts: 248
Training Participants: 238
Economic Impact: $320,000

A Wilson County company experienced a $200,000 increase in new and retained business after working with the Center for Industrial Services on a Lean manufacturing audit.

At the request of Wilson County, a budget consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) prepared a commission resolution and supporting documentation for an increase in the county’s litigation tax. The increase brought in $110,000 to assist the county with its existing debt payment for its jail facilities.

Twenty Wilson County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) designed a Municipal Management Academy (MMA) at the request of the city of Mt. Juliet. About 10 employees attended the courses that include municipal manager overview, understanding work styles and performance management. MMA is for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who recently were appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government.

District 62

Representative Pat Marsh
District 62 - Bedford and Parts of Lincoln Counties

Requests for Assistance: 360
Total Contacts: 918
Training Participants: 80
Economic Impact: $172,467

At the request of Bedford County, the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) reviewed an internal control assessment with the sheriff, chief deputy and jail administrator. After the assessment the sheriff decided to increase monitoring of outsource contracts, convert to an automated payroll system and institute a fee for issued items. These changes saved the county more than $30,000.

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with Shelbyville to review and rewrite the city charter. This action was at the request of the city.

Twenty Bedford and Lincoln county employees attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A Bedford County law enforcement officer attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

At the request of the Lincoln County mayor, a budget and finance consultant with CTAS assisted with a calculation for an increase in the litigation tax. That increase was used to raise the salary of the county’s general sessions judge. The economic impact on this project was $80,000.

District 47

Representative Judd Matheny
District 47 - Coffee and Part of Warren Counties

Requests for Assistance: 507
Total Contacts: 534
Training Participants: 84
Economic Impact: $312,525,387

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Coffee County organization secured government contracts worth more than $312 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Coffee and Warren counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A law enforcement officer from Coffee County attended command-level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

Several city employees from within Warren County participated in the Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) program facilitated by the UT Municipal Technical Assistance Service (MTAS). Classes in the program include Cash Management, Financial Reporting, Governmental Accounting and Municipal Budgeting.

The fire management consultant with MTAS assisted the Manchester fire department with a complete management assessment.

District 21

Representative Jimmy Matlock
District 21 - Parts of Loudon and Monroe Counties

Requests for Assistance: 555
Total Contacts: 908
Training Participants: 109
Economic Impact: $35,595,750

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Monroe County business secured government contracts worth more than $35 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Thirty-two employees from Loudon and Monroe counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Three officers from Monroe County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants will be better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

At the request of the city of Loudon, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) provided an Elected Officials Academy refresher course and financial overview course for the city council.

An economic development professional from Loudon County attended three courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were economic development basic finance, managing economic development organizations and marketing and attractions.

Districts 8, 20

Representative Art Swann
District 8 - Part of Blount County

Representative Bob Ramsey
District 20 - Part of Blount County

Requests for Assistance: 584
Total Contacts: 853
Training Participants: 166
Economic Impact: $62,048,610

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Blount County business won government contracts worth more than $61 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) jail management consultant conducted a jail staffing analysis for Blount County, and presented his findings to the county corrections partnership. By having CTAS conduct the study, the county saved close to $40,000.
At the request of the city of Maryville, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) developed and delivered a customer service training class to close to 20 city employees.
Two law enforcement officers Blount County attended the first line leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style. This two-day course taught first-line and middle management supervisors how to empower their officers to solve problems and be accountable for their actions.

Twenty-four employees from Blount County attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Districts 34, 37, 48, 49

Representative Tim Rudd
District 34 - Part of Rutherford County

Representative Dawn White
District 37 - Part of Rutherford County

Representative Bryan Terry
District 48 - Part of Rutherford County

Representative Mike Sparks
District 49 - Part of Rutherford County

Requests for Assistance: 504
Total Contacts: 1,022
Training Participants: 755
Economic Impact: $2,204,040

While reviewing local hotel tax rates for Rutherford County with the county clerk, a County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) budget consultant noted that the current hotel/motel tax rate was 2.5 percent, but the county’s private act authorized the commission to increase the amount to 5 percent. Because the tax is situs-based, it was used to hire additional full-time fire fighters and needed emergency equipment without the need to implement a county fire property tax increase. The finding resulted in an additional $1.6 million in revenue for the county.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Rutherford County business secured government contracts totaling more than $400,000. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

A human resource consultant and fire management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Murfreesboro with identifying, assessing and hiring a new fire chief.

The fire management consultant with CTAS initiated the first Rutherford County Fire and Emergency Services chiefs meeting. This group now meets each month to discuss countywide issues and develop programs to improve readiness and response throughout the county.

A Rutherford County school resource officer participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.

District 72

Representative Steve McDaniel
District 72 - Henderson, Chester, Decatur and Perry Counties

Requests for Assistance: 862
Total Contacts: 858
Training Participants: 296
Economic Impact: $38,000

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Henderson and Chester counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

An economic development professional from Chester County attended a course as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The course topic was strategic planning for economic development.

Forty-two employees from all counties in District 72 attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the leadership team in Lexington with a five-year strategic plan.

District 81

Representative Debra Moody
District 81 - Tipton County

Requests for Assistance: 377
Total Contacts: 800
Training Participants: 37
Economic Impact: $400,418

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Tipton County business secured government contracts worth more than $400,000. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Fourteen Tipton County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), at the request of the city of Covington, provided an assessment center to help the city find a replacement for its retiring public works director. The assessment center helps the city with identifying candidates, reviewing resumes and interview questions.

A Tipton County employee earned the Certified Public Administrator designation after completing the capstone event of the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The COCTP program, administered by CTAS, provides provide specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial and leadership training to elected officials and their employees in order to help them run their office more efficiently. It also offers comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of county government.

District 46

Representative Mark Pody
District 46 - Cannon and Part of Wilson and DeKalb Counties

Requests for Assistance: 464
Total Contacts: 605
Training Participants: 241
Economic Impact: $465,000

A Wilson County company experienced a $200,000 increase in new and retained business after working with the Center for Industrial Services on a Lean manufacturing audit.

At the request of Wilson County, a budget consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) prepared a commission resolution and supporting documentation for an increase in the county’s litigation tax. The increase brought in $110,000 to assist the county with its existing debt payment for its jail facilities.

Fifty-two employees from counties in District 46 attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Eight city of Lebanon employees attended several sessions of the Municipal Management Academy (MMA) delivered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). MMA is for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. Course titles included communication skills, understanding work styles and motivating your workforce.

The fire management consultant with CTAS assisted the Cannon County rescue squad with identifying a grant opportunity and applying for the grant. The rescue squad secured the $120,000.

District 36

Representative Dennis Powers
District 36 - Campbell and Part of Union and Anderson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,137
Total Contacts: 1,424
Training Participants: 417
Economic Impact: $70,451,810

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Anderson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $70 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

A public works consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Caryville wastewater plant with industrial pre-treatment and biosolids.

At the request of the city of Norris, a finance consultant with MTAS worked with a graduate student from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to conduct a review of the city’s internal control policies. The consultant and student worked together to make changes to the policies.

Close to 40 employees from Anderson, Union and Campbell counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

An economic development professional from Campbell County attended several courses as part of the CIS’ Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were economic development basic finance, entrepreneurship and small business development, managing economic development organizations and marketing and attraction.

District 33

Representative John Ragan
District 33 - Part of Anderson County

Requests for Assistance: 536
Total Contacts: 746
Training Participants: 370
Economic Impact: $70,439,310

An Anderson County official became a Certified Public Administrator after completing the Capstone event of the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The COCTP program, administered by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS), provides specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial and leadership training to elected officials and their employees in order to help them run their office more efficiently. It also offers comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of county government.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Anderson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $70 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Four Anderson County law enforcement officers participated in a chemical weapons awareness course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center. The concept of the course is to teach the ability to identify a chemical weapons lab, to collect evidence that does not impact communities and to deal with crime scenes related to weapons of mass destruction incidents.

A water and wastewater consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service assisted the city of Oak Ridge with a stormwater ordinance updated and adoption.

At the request of Anderson County, a CTAS financial consultant gave a presentation to the county finance committee concerning the adoption of the County Financial Management System of 1981. The finance committee voted to recommend adoption of the system to the county commission.

District 74

Representative Jay D. Reedy
District 74 - Houston, Humphreys and Part of Montgomery Counties

Requests for Assistance: 508
Total Contacts: 574
Training Participants: 108
Economic Impact: $7,864,404

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Montgomery County business secured government contracts worth more than $7 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Four officers from Montgomery County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants learned to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Forty-eight employees from Houston, Humphreys and Montgomery counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

The city of Erin sought help from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) in amending their beer ordinances and application processes.

A law enforcement officer from Humphreys County attended command-level leadership training offered by LEIC. This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

District 77

Representative Bill Sanderson
District 77 - Dyer, Lake, and Part of Obion County

Requests for Assistance: 722
Total Contacts: 895
Training Participants: 62
Economic Impact: $79,970,626

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Dyer County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $79 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Twenty-eight employees from District 77 counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

The city of Dyersburg requested help from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) with updating several of its utility department regulations.

A law enforcement officer from Dyer County attended the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) web-based course on supervising crime scene investigators. The course is POST certified five hours and is a training resource for supervisors or potential supervisors who would like to learn more about crime scene investigation.

CTAS helped Lake County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

District 25

Representative Cameron Sexton
District 25 - Cumberland, Van Buren and Part of Putnam Counties

Requests for Assistance: 596
Total Contacts: 919
Training Participants: 149
Economic Impact: $2,516,522

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Putnam County business secured government contracts worth more than $2 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

At the request of the Cumberland County sheriff, the jail management consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) conducted a jail staffing analysis. By using CTAS instead of a private company, the county saved $10,000.

A consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with Crossville and Cumberland County plan and implement an energy efficiency forum.

Two law enforcement officers Cumberland County attended the first line leadership and supervision course offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This course helps the mid-level leader gain a better understanding of his/her leadership style. This two-day course taught first-line and middle management supervisors how to empower their officers to solve problems and be accountable for their actions.

CTAS helped Van Buren County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

District 35

Representative Jerry Sexton
District 35 - Claiborne, Grainger and Part of Union Counties

Requests for Assistance: 674
Total Contacts: 925
Training Participants: 58
Economic Impact: $28,235,750

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Claiborne County business secured government contracts worth more than $28 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Two officers Claiborne County attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants learned to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

Twenty-five employees from Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

At the request of the city of Harrogate, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city with identifying, interviewing and hiring a replacement for the retiring city recorder.

Two Grainger County employees earned the Certified Public Administrator designation after completing the capstone event of the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The COCTP program, administered by CTAS, provides provide specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial and leadership training to elected officials and their employees in order to help them run their office more efficiently. It also offers comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of county government.

District 80

Representative Johnny Shaw
District 80 - Part of Hardeman and Madison Counties

Requests for Assistance: 575
Total Contacts: 813
Training Participants: 1,451
Economic Impact: $27,523,243

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Madison County businesses secured government contracts totaling more than $2 million; and Hardeman County business received contracts worth more than $24 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) delivered report writing and interview/interrogation courses in Madison County. Eighteen officers attended the program to learn specifics in both areas.

Thirteen employees from cities in Madison County attended a planning and zoning course offered by the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). The Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Training and Continuing Education Act of 2002 provides that each Planning Commissioner and each Board of Zoning Appeals Member shall, within one year of initial appointment and each calendar year thereafter, attend a minimum of four hours of training and continuing education.

Twenty-seven Madison County employees attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A budget and finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with the city of Hornsby mayor and chief finance officer to complete the budget and state required schedules.

District 43

Representative Paul Sherrell
District 43 - White, Grundy and Part of Warren Counties

Requests for Assistance: 487
Total Contacts: 562
Training Participants: 70
Economic Impact: $5,016,806

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Warren County organization secured government contracts worth more than $1.7 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) consultants assisted Grundy County with the review and analysis of the proposed $3.8 million refunding of outstanding bonds. The county approved the refunding.

Thirty-four employees from White, Grundy and Warren counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Two Grundy County law enforcement officers attended STOP domestic violence training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This 32-hour course provided instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. Participants learned to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims.

District 92

Representative Rick Tillis
District 92 - Marshall and Part of Franklin, Lincoln, and Marion Counties

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) several Franklin County businesses secured government contracts worth more than $91 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Two County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) consultants worked with the Franklin County finance office on an internal control assessment. This assessment served as a template for CTAS’s statewide internal controls training.
A total of 59 employees from Marshall, Franklin, Lincoln and Marion counties attended the county government internal controls training led by CTAS. CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

An economic development professional from Lincoln County attended three courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were economic development basic finance, entrepreneurship and small business development, and managing economic development organizations.

A Franklin County school resource officer participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.
Two Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) consultants assisted the city of Lewisburg with planning, implementing and funding a $6.5 million five-year capital improvement plan.

District 31

Representative Ron Travis
District 31 - Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Rhea and Part of Roane County

Requests for Assistance: 631
Total Contacts: 1,289
Training Participants: 229
Economic Impact: $193,082

Forty employees from Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Rhea and Roane counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

Employees from Sequatchie and Roane counties earned the Certified Public Administrator designation after completing the capstone event of the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The COCTP program, administered by CTAS, provides specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial and leadership training to elected officials and their employees in order to help them run their office more efficiently. It also offers comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of county government.

A budget and finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Graysville with preparing its fiscal year budget.

Two Roane County officers attended the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s 40-Hour Crime Scene Management course. The course covers everything from digital photography to latent print processing and crime scene mapping.
A consultant with MTAS worked with the city of Dunlap to plan and assist with a comprehensive citywide energy efficient project.

District 40

Representative Terri Lynn Weaver
District 40 - Trousdale and Part of DeKalb and Sumner Counties

Requests for Assistance: 720
Total Contacts: 1,573
Training Participants: 66
Economic Impact: $16,142,587

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Sumner County business secured government contracts totaling more than $15 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

At the request of the city of Gallatin, the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) developed training for the city’s leadership team. Training topics included customer service, management conflict and teambuilding.

Forty-six employees from Smith, Trousdale, DeKalb and Sumner counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A human resource consultant with MTAS worked with the city of Carthage to update its personnel manual.
Two Sumner County law enforcement officers attended command level leadership training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). This three-day course is for senior supervisory personnel to help them with budgeting and creating a culture of accountability.

District 42

Representative Ryan Williams
District 42 - Part of Putnam County

Requests for Assistance: 302
Total Contacts: 567
Training Participants: 141
Economic Impact: $2,467,021

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) a Putnam County business secured government contracts worth more than $2 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

A management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Algood with the comprehensive development of solar arrays for its municipal facilities.

At the request of the city of Baxter, a budget and finance consultant with MTAS aided the mayor and interim city recorder with the annual municipal budget, public notice, and budget submittal forms for the Office of State and Local Finance.

Nine Putnam County school resource officers participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.

Eleven employees from Putnam County attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

District 41

Representative John Mark Windle
District 41 - Morgan, Jackson and Overton and Part of Fentress County

Requests for Assistance: 727
Total Contacts: 830
Training Participants: 42
Economic Impact: $67,500

Consultants with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked with Wartburg to examine the sewer system for the local prison. The project included assisting with purchasing, plant operations, staff training and bio-solids and pre-treatment for the system.

Thirty-seven employees from Morgan, Jackson, Overton and Fentress counties attended the county government internal controls training led by the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS). CTAS developed the training after a new state law went into effect requiring local governments to establish and maintain internal controls. In partnership with the state comptroller’s office, CTAS ultimately trained 1,874 county employees representing all 95 Tennessee counties.

A Fentress County school resource officer participated in training offered by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). LEIC delivers this class throughout the state annually to address the current needs of SROs.  LEIC updates curriculum each year, and brings in a wide variety of instructors and regional resources to help Tennessee SROs.

Fourteen workers from businesses within Overton County attended the eight-hour hazardous waste site worker refresher course offered by the Center for Industrial Services (CIS). Students learned about methods for detecting unsafe storage conditions for hazardous materials and hazardous conditions and unsafe procedures to appropriate standards for abatement action.

District 75

Representative Tim Wirgau
District 75 - Henry, Benton and Stewart Counties

Requests for Assistance: 734
Total Contacts: 795
Training Participants: 24
Economic Impact: $181,000

The County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Henry, Benton and Stewart counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to operate more efficiently, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

CTAS worked with Henry County officials to advise them as they increased their litigation tax. As a result of this increase, the county was able to add a second general sessions judge. This resulted in an $81,000 impact for the county.

A public works consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) helped the city of Paris get up to speed with its stormwater permit requirements.

A law enforcement officer from Henry County attended the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) web-based course on supervising crime scene investigators. The course is POST certified five hours and is a training resource for supervisors or potential supervisors who would like to learn more about crime scene investigation.

An economic development professional from Benton County attended two courses as part of the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program. The courses were basic economic development and economic development basic finance.


Senators

Senators

District 15 District 17 District 9 District 16 Districts 6, 7 District 3 Districts 19, 20, 21 District 10 District 22 District 26 District 18 Districts 29, 30, 31, 33 District 28 District 12 District 27 District 23 District 4 District 5 District 8 District 32 District 2 District 25 District 1 District 24 District 14 District 11 District 13

District 15

Senator Paul Bailey
District 15 - Cumberland, Jackson, Overton, Bledsoe, Putnam, and White Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,013
Total Contacts: 1,419
Training Participants: 204
Economic Impact: $2,676,521

Two law enforcement officers from Putnam County took part in the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) 40-Hour Crime Scene Management Course. Course topics include practical exercises in digital photography, crime scene diagramming and proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) presented a jail staffing analysis report to the Sheriff and jail leadership of Cumberland County. The county saved an estimated $10,000 by receiving the analysis from CTAS, rather than t a private company.

CTAS helped Jackson County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

14 workers in Overton County attended the UT Center for Industrial Service (CIS) Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certified refresher course. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste, or workers who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.

District 17

Senator Mae Beavers
District 17 - Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 827
Total Contacts: 1,014
Training Participants: 284
Economic Impact: $721,000

The UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, and Smith Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Sevan Wilson County employees attended the CTAS Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

The UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) reviewed a grant application in Clay County for the USDA Rural Development grant program, which brought $27,000 to the county.

Ten employees of Macon County attended CTAS’s Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

District 9

Senator Mike Bell
District 9 - Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,091
Total Contacts: 1,830
Training Participants: 438
Economic Impact: $35,910,732

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a Bradley County business won government contracts worth more than $3 million; a McMinn County business won government contracts worth more than $1 million; and a Monroe County business won government contracts worth more than $35 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

CTAS helped Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Three Polk County employees attended the County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

A Meigs County employee attended 6 different mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

District 16

Senator Janice Bowling
District 16 - Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,341
Total Contacts: 1,675
Training Participants: 346
Economic Impact: $408,372,889

The UT Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) assisted a Coffee County business with securing government contracts worth more than $310 million. PTAC also worked with a Franklin County company to help it secure more than $92 million in government contracts. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

One law enforcement officials from Grundy County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) 40-hour Crime Scene Management course. Course topics include practical exercises in digital photography, crime scene diagramming and proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions.

The UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Coffee, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A Warren County employee attended all ten mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

Districts 6, 7

Senator Becky Duncan Massey
District 6 - Part of Knox County

Senator Richard Briggs
District 7 - Part of Knox County

Requests for Assistance: 654
Total Contacts: 500
Training Participants: 1,058
Economic Impact: $16,530,480

Nine Knox County employees attended the County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a Knox County business won several government contracts worth more than $61 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Five Knoxville employees attended the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) The Aging Demographic – What is it and How Can Cities Prepare class. The purpose of this class is to recognize the size and characteristics of the aging community in cities, the effect this demographic will have on cities moving forward, and what cities are doing or can do to prepare for those upcoming needs.

Nine law enforcement officers from within Knox County participated in the Chemical Weapons Response course taught by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). The course included simulated chemical weapons laboratories, and participants learned what to do if a chemical weapon is used. Participants also learned to identify chemical weapons, evacuate scenes, collect hazardous materials and clean up laboratories.

District 3

Senator Rusty Crowe
District 3 - Washington, Unicoi and Carter Counties

Requests for Assistance: 886
Total Contacts: 1,823
Training Participants: 584
Economic Impact: $522,500

The UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Washington, Unicoi and Carter Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

In Carter County, 9 local employees attended the UT Center for Industrial Service’s (CIS) Manhole Operations and Safety Training course. This course provides the information and practical exercises needed for all personnel safely entering utility access points, vaults, or other utility installations. Additionally, personnel on-site must be trained for rescue from these facilities.

Two law enforcement officers from Unicoi County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic Training course. This course covers topics such as: Roles and Responsibilities, Law Related Education, School Climates, Safety Procedures, Emergency Management, Active Shooter Tactics, Emotional Issues, Social Media and Technology, and Building Partnerships.

Thirty-Five municipal employees throughout Washington County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

Districts 19, 20, 21

Senator Thelma Harper
District 19 - Part of Davidson County

Senator Steven Dickerson
District 20 - Part of Davidson County

Senator Jeff Yarbro
District 21 - Part of Davidson County

Requests for Assistance: 372
Total Contacts: 598
Training Participants: 1,253
Economic Impact: $306,245

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Davidson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $8 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Three employees from Davidson County attended all ten mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

Three law enforcement officials from Davidson County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

Twenty-four Davidson County employees attended CTAS’s Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

District 10

Senator Todd Gardenhire
District 10 - Bradley and part of Hamilton County

Requests for Assistance: 795
Total Contacts: 1,475
Training Participants: 810
Economic Impact: $8,200,268

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), several Bradley County businesses won government contracts worth more than $3 million; and several Hamilton County businesses won government contracts worth more than $23 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

CTAS helped Bradley, and Hamilton Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Nine law enforcement officials from Bradley County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Chattanooga with a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) questions regarding the new overtime rule that went into effect on December 1, 2016.

District 22

Senator Mark Green
District 22 - Stewart, Houston, and Montgomery Counties

Requests for Assistance: 584
Total Contacts: 692
Training Participants: 103
Economic Impact: $7,830,704

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Montgomery County businesses won government contracts worth more than $4 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Houston, and Montgomery Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

6 Stewart County employees attended a CTAS Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

The UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted a Houston County town review and amend their beer ordinances.

District 26

Senator Dolores Gresham
District 26 - Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy, and Henderson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 2,051
Total Contacts: 2,342
Training Participants: 527
Economic Impact: $25,613,410

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), several Fayette County businesses won government contracts worth more than $12 thousand; several Hardeman County businesses won government contracts worth more than $24 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, and McNairy Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

One law enforcement officer from both Hardin, and Haywood Counties participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

Nine Henderson County employees attended CTAS’s Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

A McNairy County employee attended all ten mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

District 18

Senator Ferrell Haile
District 18 - Sumner, Trousdale and Part of Davidson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 796
Total Contacts: 1,858
Training Participants: 1,304
Economic Impact: $16,354,832

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Davidson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $8 million; and Sumner County businesses won government contracts worth more than $8 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Trousdale County save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Ten municipal employees throughout Sumner County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

Three law enforcement officials from Davidson County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

Districts 29, 30, 31, 33

Senator Lee Harris
District 29 - Part of Shelby County

Senator Sara Kyle
District 30 - Part of Shelby County

Senator Brian Kelsey
District 31 - Part of Shelby County

Senator Reginald Tate
District 33 - Part of Shelby County

Requests for Assistance: 770
Total Contacts: 1,727
Training Participants: 778
Economic Impact: $56,287,140

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Shelby County businesses won government contracts worth more than $55 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Thirty-six municipal employees throughout Shelby County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

One law enforcement officer from Shelby County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic Training course. This course covers topics such as: Roles and Responsibilities, Law Related Education, School Climates, Safety Procedures, Emergency Management, Active Shooter Tactics, Emotional Issues, Social Media and Technology, and Building Partnerships.

Forty-four Shelby County employees attended the UT County Technical Assistant Service’s (CTAS) Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

District 28

Senator Joey Hensley
District 28 - Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Wayne Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,136
Total Contacts: 2,199
Training Participants: 120
Economic Impact: $208,198,446

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Giles County businesses won government contracts worth more than $207 million; and Lawrence County businesses won government contracts worth more than $600 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Wayne Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Three law enforcement officers from Maury participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Waynesboro with its search for a fire chief during the interview process and offered recommendations.

District 12

Senator Ken Yager
District 12 - Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,518
Total Contacts: 2,141
Training Participants: 226
Economic Impact: $463,297

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), several Campbell County businesses won government contracts worth more than $22 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Pickett and Scott Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Two law enforcement officers from Roane County took part in the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) 40-Hour Crime Scene Management Course. Course topics include practical exercises in digital photography, crime scene diagramming and proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions.

A Fentress County employee attended nine different mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

District 27

Senator Ed Jackson
District 27 - Madison, Crockett, Dyer, Lake and Lauderdale Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,133
Total Contacts: 1,309
Training Participants: 1,325
Economic Impact: $87,324,279

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Dyer County businesses won government contracts worth more than $43 million; Lake County businesses won government contracts worth more than $7 thousand; and Madison County businesses won government contracts worth more than $1 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Madison, Crockett, Lake and Lauderdale Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Four Crockett County employees attended CTAS’s Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

One law enforcement officer from Dyer County participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Ridgely with reviewing and updating its Charter.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Jackson in their effort to improve their ISO insurance rating from Class 3 to Class 2. This results in cost savings for local citizens on their insurance premiums of more than $370 thousand.

District 23

Senator Jack Johnson
District 23 - Williamson County

Requests for Assistance: 277
Total Contacts: 524
Training Participants: 699
Economic Impact: $12,500

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Williamson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $263 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Thirty-One Williamson County employees attended the UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

Two law enforcement officers from Williamson County participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Franklin with the legal aspects, policy drafting, and implementation for their police force utilizing body cameras.

District 4

Senator Jon Lundberg
District 4 - Sullivan, Carter, and Johnson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 774
Total Contacts: 1,623
Training Participants: 285
Economic Impact: $56,687,558

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Sullivan County businesses won government contracts worth more than $35 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

In Carter County, 9 local employees attended CIS’s Manhole Operations and Safety Training course. This course provides the information and practical exercises needed for all personnel safely entering utility access points, vaults, or other utility installations. Additionally, personnel on-site must be trained for rescue from these facilities.

Two law enforcement officers from Carter County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic Training course. This course covers topics such as: Roles and Responsibilities, Law Related Education, School Climates, Safety Procedures, Emergency Management, Active Shooter Tactics, Emotional Issues, Social Media and Technology, and Building Partnerships.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) Sullivan, Carter, and Johnson Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted Bluff City with reviewing and updating their personnel policies.

District 5

Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally
District 5 - Anderson, Loudon, and Part of Knox Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,380
Total Contacts: 1,572
Training Participants: 1,500
Economic Impact: $ 87,219,790

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Anderson County businesses won government contracts worth more than $72 million; and a Knox County business won several government contracts worth more than $61 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Nine law enforcement officers from within Knox County participated in the Chemical Weapons Response course taught by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). The course included simulated chemical weapons laboratories, and participants learned what to do if a chemical weapon is used. Participants also learned to identify chemical weapons, evacuate scenes, collect hazardous materials and clean up laboratories.

Twenty-four Anderson County employees attended the UT County Technical Assistant Service’s (CTAS) Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

Three municipal employees in Loudon County attended the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Workplace Violence: A Strategy for Active Shooters class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

District 8

Senator Frank S. Niceley
District 8 - Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson and Union Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,464
Total Contacts: 2,880
Training Participants: 123
Economic Impact: $30,061,752

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Claiborne County businesses won government contracts worth more than $28 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, and Hawkins Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Five law enforcement officials from Jefferson County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Plainview with various accounting treatments and their journal entries.

District 32

Senator Mark Norris
District 32 - Tipton and Part of Shelby County

Requests for Assistance: 1,147
Total Contacts: 2,527
Training Participants: 815
Economic Impact: $56,687,558

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Shelby County businesses won government contracts worth more than $55 million; and Tipton County businesses won government contracts worth more than $380 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

Thirty-six municipal employees throughout Shelby County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

One Tipton County employees attended the County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

One law enforcement officer from Shelby County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic Training course. This course covers topics such as: Roles and Responsibilities, Law Related Education, School Climates, Safety Procedures, Emergency Management, Active Shooter Tactics, Emotional Issues, Social Media and Technology, and Building Partnerships.

District 2

Senator Doug Overbey
District 2 - Blount and Sevier Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,022
Total Contacts: 1,481
Training Participants: 321
Economic Impact: $62,063,110

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Sevier County businesses won government contracts worth more than $259 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

3 law enforcement officers from Blount County, and 2 law enforcement officers from Sevier County took part in the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) 40-Hour Crime Scene Management Course. Course topics include practical exercises in digital photography, crime scene diagramming and proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions.

Thirty-five employees of Sevier County attended CTAS’s Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Alcoa with research and questions regarding changes in Tennessee seatbelt laws.

District 25

Senator Kerry Roberts
District 25 - Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson Counties

Requests for Assistance: 820
Total Contacts: 1,143
Training Participants: 404
Economic Impact: $1,907,751

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Hickman County businesses won government contracts worth more than $1 million; and Humphreys County businesses won government contracts worth more than $21 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

One law enforcement officer from Robertson County participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) had an extensive conference with the City of Dickson reviewing draft code, and making suggestions for revision.

District 1

Senator Steve Southerland
District 1 - Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, and Sevier Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,401
Total Contacts: 2,109
Training Participants: 474
Economic Impact: $82,470,641

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Greene County businesses won government contracts worth more than $81 million; and Sevier County businesses won government contracts worth more than $259 thousand. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

2 law enforcement officers from Sevier County took part in the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) 40-Hour Crime Scene Management Course. Course topics include practical exercises in digital photography, crime scene diagramming and proper methods of casting footwear and tire impressions.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Cocke, Greene, and Sevier Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

Eight municipal employees throughout Hamblen County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

District 24

Senator John Stevens
District 24 - Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion, and Weakley Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,805
Total Contacts: 2,544
Training Participants: 352
Economic Impact: $47,928,202

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion, and Weakley Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

One law enforcement official from Benton County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

A Henry County employee attended all ten mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

In Carroll County, one local employee attended the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) First Aid, CPR, and AED Workshop. This class teaches participants the appropriate action to take in an emergency until professional help arrives. This class meets OSHA standards for first aid in the workplace.

District 14

Senator Jim Tracy
District 14 - Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Parts of Rutherford Counties

Requests for Assistance: 1,055
Total Contacts: 2,268
Training Participants: 877
Economic Impact: $2,401,507

In Rutherford County, 1 local employee attended the UT Center for Industrial Service’s (CIS) Manhole Operations and Safety Training course. This course provides the information and practical exercises needed for all personnel safely entering utility access points, vaults, or other utility installations. Additionally, personnel on-site must be trained for rescue from these facilities.

One law enforcement officer from Moore County participated in the three-day Command Level Leadership class led by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC). Participants learn to craft a mission and vision for organizational effectiveness, emphasize ethical leadership by example, utilize budgeting techniques, and create a culture of accountability.

The UT County Technical Assistant Service (CTAS) helped Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, and Moore Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

A Marshall County employee attended eight different mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

District 11

Senator Bo Watson
District 11 - Part of Hamilton County

Requests for Assistance: 617
Total Contacts: 999
Training Participants: 593
Economic Impact: $8,117,186

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), several Hamilton County businesses won government contracts worth more than $23 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.
Eight law enforcement officials from Hamilton County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents.

The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

Thirty Hamilton County employees attended the UT County Technical Assistant Service’s (CTAS) Internal Controls class. This class helps counties comply with T.C.A. 9-18-102(a), by giving them tools to decrease waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the county via effective internal control practices.

A municipal management consultant with the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) assisted the city of Chattanooga with a question regarding a new law allowing handguns in city parks and how that might impact the local zoo, which is called a park.

District 13

Senator Bill Ketron
District 13 - Part of Rutherford County

Requests for Assistance: 504
Total Contacts: 1,022
Training Participants: 755
Economic Impact: $2,204,040

In Rutherford County, 1 local employee attended the UT Center for Industrial Service’s (CIS) Manhole Operations and Safety Training course. This course provides the information and practical exercises needed for all personnel safely entering utility access points, vaults, or other utility installations. Additionally, personnel on-site must be trained for rescue from these facilities.

Five law enforcement officials from Rutherford County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) STOP Domestic Violence course. This 32 hour course provides instruction for investigating domestic violence incidents. The participants are better equipped to handle domestic violence situations as well as provide resources for victims. This training is a combination of classroom and practical exercises to provide the attendees with current law enforcement response skills in a variety of domestic violence and sexual assault areas.

One employee from Rutherford County attended all ten mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

A consultant with the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) assisted Rutherford County court clerk and bookkeepers receive $175 thousand in delinquent tax interest and penalties refunded to the county.