Mayor Frank appointed to TACIR commission

CLINTON – Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank has been named to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) as a representative of the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA).

Upon recommendation by the TDDA, Lt. Governor Randy McNally appointed Frank to TACIR in August 2020. She replaced retired Henry County Mayor Brent Greer as the TDDA’s representative. Frank’s current term on TACIR will expire in August 2023. As county mayor, Frank also serves as a member of the East Tennessee Development District’s Board of Directors.

Consisting of public officials from state and local government and private citizen members, the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) “serves as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems,” according to its website.

“I would like to thank TDDA and Lt. Governor McNally for the opportunity to serve,” Mayor Frank said. “TACIR has an incredible staff of researchers, and I look forward to working with them and fellow board members on many governmental issues to continue advancing our great state.”

The TACIR was created in July 1978 by Chapter 939 of the Public Acts of 1978. TACIR was created in response to legislative findings in the late 1970s indicating the need for a permanent intergovernmental body to study and take action on questions of organizational patterns, powers, functions, and relationships among federal, state, and local governments.

Some of TACIR’s most recent reports include broadband internet deployment, and gains in education spending equity. To learn more about TACIR, visit online at https://www.tn.gov/tacir.html.

The 25 members of the TACIR capture the perspectives of private citizens and officials representing different branches and levels of government. Of the 25-member Commission, 22 members are appointed to four-year terms, while three are statutory members holding membership by virtue of their position.

Responsibility for the appointment of four state senators and four state representatives rest with the Speaker of each respective chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly. Other appointments to the Commission include four elected county officials, one official nominated by the County Officials Association of Tennessee, four elected city officials, one development district nominee, two private citizens, and two executive branch officials. Statutory members include the chairs of the House and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committees; and the Comptroller of the Treasury. In total, 10 members have local government as their primary affiliation; 11 represent the legislature; two are drawn from the executive branch; and two are private citizens.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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