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Sen. Tracy appointed to TACIR

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

Sen. Jim Tracy

Sen. Jim Tracy

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey has appointed Sen. Mark Norris and Sen. Jim Tracy to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

TACIR was created to research federal, state and local government relations and make proposals for improvement to the legislature.

“Leader Norris has been an outstanding public servant dedicated to efficiency and customer service in government for many years,” said Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. “The breadth of knowledge he brings to his work serving the people of Tennessee is truly unparalleled. It is an honor to appoint him to serve on this important commission.

“Senator Tracy has been a warrior for cooperation and efficiency in government for as long as I remember,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “His ability to bring people together will serve this commission well, and I am very pleased he has agreed to serve.”

TACIR was created to monitor federal, state and local government relations and make recommendations to the legislature. The commission is comprised of representatives from the executive and legislative branches of state government, count and municipal governments and the public. It is a bipartisan forum for the discussion of intergovernmental issues and may initiate studies resulting in legislative proposals. The commission responds to requests for technical assistance from the General Assembly, state agencies, and local governments.