District 9- Meigs, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties

McMinn County Courthouse

Senator Mike Bell

Requests for Assistance: 1,091

Total Contacts: 1,830

Training Participants: 438

Economic Impact: $35,910,732

With assistance from the Center for Industrial Services’ (CIS) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a Bradley County business won government contracts worth more than $3 million; a McMinn County business won government contracts worth more than $1 million; and a Monroe County business won government contracts worth more than $35 million. PTAC consultants work with businesses across Tennessee to help coach them through the federal government contract process.

CTAS helped Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk 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.

Three Polk County employees attended the County Technical Assistance Service’s (CTAS) Surviving Active Shooter Situations class. This class helps prepare employees by teaching them specific strategies for surviving active shooter situations, as well as specific and easy to remember actions that they can do to drastically increase the chances of surviving an active shooter situation for themselves and their coworkers.

A Meigs County employee attended 6 different mandatory courses offered by the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) that are necessary to achieve their Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification. As result of the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act of 2007, all cities with gross annual revenues of $500,000 or more, or outstanding debts of $500,000 or more, are required to have at least one person with CMFO certification or a statutorily acceptable exempting certification. In lieu of the CMFO certification, municipalities may also employ someone with an acceptable exemption certification, such as e certified public accountant (CPA), certified public finance officer (CPFO), or certified government finance manager (CGFM).

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