GNRC Annual Report for FY 2021


The Policy and Government Affairs team supports the organization by participating in various local, statewide, and national initiatives being carried out by public agencies and non-profit organizations.

The work of the Policy team includes building partnerships with other organizations with a common interest in aging and disability issues, population health outcomes, affordable housing, social equity and inclusion, environmental quality, and growth and development trends. Significant accomplishments of the policy team include: Local Officials Training Program GNRC began development of a training program for local elected officials across the 13-county region to help improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve constituents, and understand how to contribute to and engage in regional conversations. The GNRC Local Officials Training Program will focus primarily on an overview of regional issues and how local decisions affect and are affected by regional conversations. Program Coordination In FY21, GNRC continued to staff Cumberland Region Tomorrow, program and coordinate events, and facilitated strategic planning efforts to assist the organization’s leadership in planning for the future. Strategic Planning Services GNRC provided its strategic planning services to the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee to assist the organization with evaluating its role within the region’s transit advocacy ecosystem and developing strategies to optimize its programming.

Mayors Caucus Legislative issues for the GNRC area are discussed and prioritized by the Mayors Caucus. The Caucus was formed in 2009 to provide leadership on important issues facing a rapidly changing regional landscape. Transportation, and particularly the pursuit of a modern regional transit system, served as the early catalyst, but in its brief history the Caucus has served as an effective forum for building personal relationships among mayors and has helped local governments support each other on state and federal legislative priorities.

The Caucus is staffed by GNRC with consulting assistance provided by Stones River Group.

MAYORS CAUCUS LEADERSHIP Ken Moore, Chair Mayor of Franklin

Jessie Wallace, Vice Chair Humphreys County Executive


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