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Senator Lamar Alexander Statement on Tennessee Major Disaster Declaration

 

U.S. SenateOak Ridge, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after U.S. President Donald J. Trump approved federal disaster assistance for 10 Tennessee counties impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds in October.

“I commend President Trump for quickly approving Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration to help the 10 Tennessee counties that were harmed by severe storms earlier this year. This federal assistance will help Tennessee communities begin to rebuild and recover.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Transferring Tennessee Early Intervention System

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Monday, December 2nd, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order transferring the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) from the Tennessee Department of Education to the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to better align services for children with disabilities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Members of Tennessee Delegation Send Letter to President Donald Trump Supporting Governor Bill Lee’s Disaster Declaration

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Members of the Tennessee U.S. congressional delegation announced today that they have sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration for 10 counties impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds in October.

The full text of the letter follows:

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the State of Tennessee, we are writing to express our support for Governor Bill Lee’s request to declare a major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act as a result of the damage caused by straight-line winds and storms associated with Tropical Storm Olga on October 26th, 2019.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Montgomery County Receives Governor’s ThreeStar Award

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – At the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development held late October in Nashville, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) presented the annual ThreeStar awards to 59 counties in Tennessee, to include Montgomery County.

ThreeStar program in Montgomery County receives Award.

ThreeStar program in Montgomery County receives Award.

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“Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” Smoke Alarm Program continues in 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) proudly announces that the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program will continue providing life-saving smoke alarms to Tennesseans in 2020 with the recent approval of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

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Lamar Alexander says Ayers Foundation Has Discovered “Secret Sauce” for Raising College Graduation Rates

 

U.S. SenateParons, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Jim and Janet Ayers discovered the “secret sauce” for raising college graduation rates.

“Jim and Janet Ayers wanted to give more rural Tennesseans more educational opportunities – so in 1999 the Ayers Foundation started giving out scholarships, and they had counselors too, but what they learned over time is that if they really wanted to improve graduation rates, counselors are the solution,” Senator Alexander said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee to Host Holiday Tours at the Tennessee Residence

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee have announced they will host holiday tours at the Tennessee Residence. Guests are invited to come and enjoy Tennessee’s historic home decorated in this year’s theme, Songs of the Season, where each tree will bring to life classic Christmas carols.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee

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Tennessee Governor Lee to Recognize Five Outstanding Veteran State Employees at Annual Veterans Day Event

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Veterans Day event on Friday, November 8th at 11:00am CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library celebrates its friends of library organization

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Felix G. Woodward Library is celebrating the contributions of the Woodward Library Society, the friends of the library organization.

As part of National Friends of Libraries Week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation designating October 20th-26th, 2019, as Friends of Libraries Week in Tennessee.

The Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library will be honoring the Woodward Library Society during National Friends of Libraries Week. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University Felix G. Woodward Library will be honoring the Woodward Library Society during National Friends of Libraries Week. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Launches Governor’s Civics Seal and Mini-Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the launch of the Governor’s Civics Seal and mini-grant program to provide support and recognize schools and districts that prioritize teaching our nation’s history and civic values.

“I am proud to launch this initiative to inspire our Tennessee students to be civically engaged,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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