Tennessee Livability Collaborative

Tennessee Livability Collaborative Overview

The Tennessee Livability Collaborative is a working group of 17 Tennessee state agencies with a mission of improving the prosperity, quality of life, and health of Tennesseans through state department collaboration in the areas of policy, funding, and programming. The Collaborative's vision is a high quality of life for all Tennesseans that includes opportunities for education, employment, health, transportation, healthy foods, housing, recreation, and culture. Livable communities advance the state's economic competitiveness by enhancing the livability of Tennessee communities. By creating attractive, enjoyable, active, and socially-engaging environments, Tennessee optimizes the health of communities, fosters the best opportunities for children to grow and learn, and increases the productivity and contribution of adults to their communities and workplaces.

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For more information about the Tennessee Livability Collaborative please contact Dr.  John Vick at john.vick@tn.gov.

The Tennessee Livability Collaborative, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Resources, developed a learning institute and training opportunity for state government staff to learn about programs and resources available across the Tennessee Government enterprise around jobs, transportation, housing, food, education, and health. Graduates of the learning institute, the Tennessee Ambassador League Institute (TALI), become members of the Tennessee Ambassador League and serve as leaders in cross-sector collaboration within their agencies. Click the image above to learn more.


The Collaborative is facilitated by Leslie Meehan and John Vick with the Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Primary Prevention, with an open invitation to other departments and agencies to participate. The Collaborative is jointly-owned by all participating state agencies and meets bi-monthly. 

TLC Agencies
Tennessee Livability Collaborative Evaluation Report 2019

Evaluation Report

The Tennessee Livability Collaborative was evaluated in 2018-2019 to determine whether the group is achieving its goals, to better understand its accomplishments and value to its members, and to inform the future work and direction of the group. Click the image to see the evalation report.


Tennessee Livability Collaborative Logic Model

Tennessee Livability Collaborative Logic Model