District 3- Washington, Unicoi and Carter counties

Washington County

Senator Rusty Crowe

Requests for Assistance: 886

Total Contacts: 1,823

Training Participants: 584

Economic Impact: $522,500

The UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) helped Washington, Unicoi and Carter Counties each save $12,500 by installing the CTAS Highway Program and GASB34 Asset Management software. The software allows the highway department to have more efficient management of operations, including maintenance analysis and scheduling, funding allocation requests, elimination of some field/site visits, and the streamlined ability to provide information.

In Carter County, 9 local employees attended the UT Center for Industrial Service’s (CIS) Manhole Operations and Safety Training course. This course provides the information and practical exercises needed for all personnel safely entering utility access points, vaults, or other utility installations. Additionally, personnel on-site must be trained for rescue from these facilities.

Two law enforcement officers from Unicoi County attended the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s (LEIC) School Resource Officer (SRO) Basic Training course. This course covers topics such as: Roles and Responsibilities, Law Related Education, School Climates, Safety Procedures, Emergency Management, Active Shooter Tactics, Emotional Issues, Social Media and Technology, and Building Partnerships.

Thirty-Five municipal employees throughout Washington County attended 8 different courses offered via the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Municipal Management Academy. The Municipal Management Academy is designed for experienced managers and supervisors who want to become more effective, as well as those who have been recently appointed to supervisory positions in municipal government. The course sessions are easily adapted for groups of different sizes and levels of experience and skill. The program serves as basic management training for the new manager or as a refresher course for the experienced manager.

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