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Tennessee Development Districts



1.

Memphis Area Association of Governments
Mr. Ralph Moore, Executive Director
MAAG Staff Directory

2.

Northwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. John Bucy, Executive Director
NWTDD Staff Directory

3.

Southwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. Joe Barker, Executive Director
SWTDD Staff Directory

4.

Greater Nashville Regional Council
Mr. Michael Skipper, Executive Director
GNRC Staff Directory

5.

South Central Tennessee Development District
Mr. Jerry Mansfield, Executive Director
SCTDD Staff Directory

6.

Upper Cumberland Development District
Mr. Mark Farley, Executive Director
UCDD Staff Directory

7.

Southeast Tennessee Development District
Ms. Beth Jones, Executive Director
SETDD Staff Directory 

 

8.

East Tennessee Development District Mr. Terry Bobrowski, Executive Director ETDD Staff Directory



9.

First Tennessee Development District Mr. Chris Craig, Executive Director FTDD Staff Directory



TDDA

The Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals/firms to represent TDDA in developing and successfully pursuing its legislative priorities with the State of Tennessee General Assembly. The successful firm must show a record of success in the General Assembly on behalf of local governments and agencies. The duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitoring and Tracking Bills
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Coordination of Legislative Efforts
  • Establishment of a Presence in Nashville
  • Attend Associated Meetings as Required

Questions can be directed to Chris Craig, Executive Director, First Tennessee Development District, at 423-722-5091 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The proposals are due no later than Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST to the following address: Chris Craig, Executive Director, 3211 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.

TDDA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received, to waive any informalities, and to re-advertise if necessary.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency

Download the RFP

What is the Tennessee Development District Association? 

The Tennessee Development District Association or TDDA is an association of the nine state-wide development districts, which were established by the General Assembly under the Tennessee Development District Act of 1965.

The Act established a statewide system of nine regional planning and economic development organizations to promote intergovernmental cooperation on growth and development issues, including regional and statewide concerns. The organizations also promote more effective utilization of available resources in dealing with these needs.

The Board Membership for each Development District is made up of the chief elected officials from member counties and cities, a designated economic development professional from each county, and one Senator and one State Representative from within each region.

The Tennessee Development District Association was established to serve as a statewide forum for the diverse problems the Districts must solve in their mission to serve 95 counties and some 350 municipalities.

What Tennessee's Development Districts do for you? 

The nine Development Districts located throughout the state work collectively on multiple issues ranging from economic development to housing, to aging, health, and social services.

Community & Economic Development

  • Economic Development Grants/Loans
  • Community Enhancement Grants
  • Water & Sewer System Development
  • Local Government Assistance
  • Low-Income Housing Programs
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Regional Industrial Parks
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • GIS/GPS Mapping Services
  • Public Administration Specialists
  • Tourism Promotion

 

Transportation Planning

  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Traffic Studies & Accident Reports

 

Aging, Health & Social Services

  • Area Agency on Aging & Disability
  • Senior Citizens Centers
  • In-Home Assistance Programs
  • Case Management Services
  • CHOICES
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Aging & Disability

 

Environmental

  • Storm Water Planning
  • Solid Waste Planning
  • Brownfield
  • Air Quality
 

Tennessee Development Districts


1. MAAG

 
Memphis Area Association of Governments
Mr. Ralph Moore, Executive Director
Hon. Hugh Davis Jr.- Chair
8289 Cordova Road, Suite 103
P: (901) 729-2871
F: (901) 729-4107
www.maagov.org
 

2. NWTDD


Northwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. John Bucy, Executive Director
Tom Witherspoon - Chair, Gibson County Mayor
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38237
P: (731) 587-4213
F: ( 731) 587-4597
www.nwtdd.org


3. SWTDD


Southwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. Joe Barker, Executive Director
Kevin Davis - Chair, Hardin County Mayor
102 E. College Street
Jackson, TN 38301
P: (731) 668-7112
F: (731) 668-6421
www.swtdd.org 
 

4. GNRC


Greater Nashville Regional Council
Mr. Michael Skipper, Executive Director
Hon. Anthony Holt - President, Sumner County Mayor
Richard Venable - Chair, Sullivan County
220 Athens Way #200
Nashville, TN 37228
P: (615) 862-8828
F: (615) 862-8840
www.gnrc.org 

5. SCTDD


South Central Tennessee Development District
Mr. Jerry Mansfield, Executive Director
T.R. Williams - Chair, Lawrence County Executive
101 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
P: (931) 379-2929
F: (931) 379-2640
www.sctdd.org 

6. UCDD


Upper Cumberland Development District
Mr. Mark Farley, Executive Director
Ben Danner - Chair, Overton County Executive
1104 England Drive,
Cookeville, TN 38501
P: (931) 432-4111
F: (931) 432-4242
www.ucdd.org 
 

7. SETDD


Southeast Tennessee Development District
Ms. Beth Jones, Executive Director
Hon. D. Gary Davis - Chair, Bradley County Mayor
1000 Riverfront Parkway
P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405
P: (423) 266-5781
F: 423) 267-7705
www.sedev.org 

8. ETDD


East Tennessee Development District
Mr. Terry Bobrowski, Executive Director
Roland (Trey) Dykes III - Chair, Mayor of Newport
P.O. Box 249
Alcoa, TN 37701
P: (865) 273-6003
F: (865) 273-6010
www.etdd.org 

9. FTDD


First Tennessee Development District
Mr. Chris Craig, Executive Director
Richard Venable - Chair, Mayor of Sullivan County
3211 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
P: (423) 928-0224
F: (423) 928-5209
www.ftdd.org