TACIR Receives Outstanding Policy Achievement Award

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 07:22am

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) was recently recognized for outstanding public policy achievement by the Governmental Research Association (GRA).  The GRA, a national organization for professionals engaged in public policy research, recognized TACIR for the tangible improvements in government made possible in part by its 2015 report, Municipal Boundaries in Tennessee: Annexation and Growth Planning Policies after Public Chapter 707.  The report, available online at https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tacir/documents/2015Municipal_Boundary_Changes_PC_707.pdf, was part of a multi-year research project that was instrumental in helping state legislators overhaul the state’s annexation laws.  Several of the report’s recommendations were adopted or have otherwise influenced state law, the most recent example being the recommendation to allow cities, with the consent of the land owner, to annex non-adjacent land.

For more information, contact Leah Eldridge, Senior Research Manager, at leah.eldridge@tn.gov or 615. 253.4241.

TACIR Mission
The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) serves as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems and provides high quality research support to state and local government officials to improve the overall quality of government in Tennessee and to improve the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system to better serve the citizens of Tennessee.