Former Murfreesboro mayor Tommy Bragg was recognized for ten years of meritorious service to TACIR with a resolution presented by Chairman Mark Norris at the Commission’s June 11, 2014, meeting in Nashville. TACIR commends Mayor Bragg for his countless contributions to the Commission, his honorable and distinguished service to the citizens of Tennessee, and his dedication to improving the quality of life in his community and the state.
Governor Haslam appointed Brentwood mayor, Betsy Crossley, to replace Mayor Bragg. The Commission welcomes Mayor Crossley and looks forward to her contributions.
TACIR’s executive director, Lynnisse Roehrich-Patrick, has been appointed by Governor Haslam to a task force charged with studying how the state funds its public school systems. Ms. Roehrich-Patrick is one of a dozen state and local officials and staff who will study the Basic Education Program (BEP) funding formula for K-12 schools. Ms. Roehrich-Patrick was part of the team that developed the Basic Education Program formula in the early 1990s. The formula was last studied and modified in 2007. The task force will meet over the course of this year and will make recommendations to the governor by the end of the year. (Press Release)
TACIR research manager, Leah Eldridge, was recognized by Senator Mark Norris, Chairman, for 15 years of state service at the Commission's January 2014 meeting in Nashville.