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Real TN Stories: Dr. Allan Sterbinsky

Friday, March 09, 2018 | 10:00am
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Pictured in the middle, Allan Sterbinsky, Mayor of Stanton, planting fruit trees along the walking trail so residents are encouraged to walk for their health, and eat free fresh fruit as they walk.

Stanton, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development teamed up with Gov. Haslam's office to launch a social media campaign called Real Tennessee Stories, a collaborative effort extending across state government. The campaign showcases the real relationships citizens build with state employees in providing services for the citizens of the state.

Among the Tourist Development nominees is Allan Sterbinsky, Mayor of Stanton, Tennessee. Mayor Sterbinsky's perseverance and dedication to keep the Stanton Cannery open for people to can goods for winter and to serve as a watering hole for the area helps the community thrive and provides a sense of place. While serving as mayor, he planted The Stanton Orchard and Walking Trail where citizens can pick fruit for free. He also led the city to receive grant funding for new housing for low-income residents and to reduce flooding in town. Sterbinsky also subsidizes The Stanton Clinic, where low-income residents from surrounding counties can receive quality healthcare at low cost. Tennessee Tourism is committed to partnering with passionate leaders like him #serving TN, equipping them with the resources necessary to support their communities.

Tennessee Tourism is committed to partnering with passionate leaders like Mayor Allan Sterbinsky in #serving TN, equipping them with the resources necessary to support their communities.

In addition to Mayor Sterbinsky, The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development nominated six others to be featured as one of the Real Tennessee Stories. They are all shining examples of what compassion, perseverance and dedication to serving can do for a community. The department is proud to feature their stories on tn.gov/tourism and the department's industry Facebook page with the hashtag #servingTN March 5-14.

Real TN Stories is a social media campaign focused on telling the true stories of Tennesseans who provide critical, often overlooked, public services to their fellow citizens. The campaign is fundamentally a collaborative effort, coordinated by the Governor's Office and extending across state government during the week of March 5, 2018. By uniting the diverse work of Tennessee State Government under a common theme, Real TN Stories will shine a bright light on how state government positively impacts the average Tennessean in both ordinary and extraordinary ways every single day by #servingTN.