TML subcommittees meet, review pending legislation, plan for next year

Subcommittees
Karen Reynolds, Clarksville city council; Scott Bullington, Greeneville alderman and vice chair of the Municipal Infrastructure Subcommittee; Niki Ensor, Kingsport utility director; Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic and chairman of the Municipal Infrastructure Subcommittee; and Trevor Hobbs, Farragut assistant to the city manager.

Members of the newly formed TML Subcommittees recently met in Nashville to get organized, review responsibilities, and preview the various legislation each subcommittee will be tasked to study. 

he TML Board of Directors approved a new legislative policy process through the creation of the TML Standing Policy Committee. The committee is charged with  fully exploring issues and questions of relevance to municipalities, seek solutions to immediate challenges as they arise, review legislation, develop and propose policy initiatives, and to identify issues over the horizon.  

The Policy Committee will oversee and coordinate the activities of the four subcommittees (Development, Municipal Governance, Infrastructure and Finance), and serve as the primary conduit for information shared between these subcommittees and the TML Board of Directors.  

The subcommittees will prepare and deliver their first annual report to the Policy Committee in late October.  These annual reports will summarize the subcommittees’ activities, identify issues and legislation referred for consideration, update the status of their reviews and report and findings or recommendations.   

The Policy Committee will present its report to the Board at their fall meeting.