Governor Haslam

More Than $203 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 01:54 pm

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that eleven communities have been approved to receive more than $203 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.  Today’s announcement represents the largest amount in State Revolving Fund Loans (SRF) granted in state history.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Atoka

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 01:32 pm

Grant funds new pedestrian and bike connection for the Tipton County town
 
ATOKA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $399,619 grant to the town of Atoka for a new pedestrian and bicycle connection to recreational facilities.
 
Phase I of the Atoka Greenway-Pedestrian Neighborhood Connector Project will provide access to numerous recreation facilities and serve as a focal point for the community. The project is being developed in conjunction with several other park and trail projects that will ultimately connect at several locations.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Brownsville

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 12:15 pm

Grant to make improvements along eastern corridor in Haywood County city
 
BROWNSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $506,556 grant to Brownsville for improvements along East Main Street, which leads into the city’s downtown business district and Haywood County Court Square.
 
The grant funds Phase II of the Brownsville Downtown Enhancement Project, replacing aging curbs and sidewalks with ADA accessible facilities. Decorative street lighting will also be added along the corridor.

Governor Haslam to Dedicate New Interpretive Center at Sycamore Shoals State Park on Friday, June 28

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 11:42 am
The Crossing by painter Richard Luce is a mural that is featured prominently at Sycamore Shoals' new interpretive center
The Crossing by painter Richard Luce is a mural that is featured prominently at Sycamore Shoals' new interpretive center

Special Grant Presentation to Mayor Curt Alexander Also Planned, Benefiting Elizabethton

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn.  – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will join Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Friday, June 28, for the dedication of Tennessee State Parks’ newest interpretive exhibit at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.  The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the state park’s visitor center, located at 1651 West Elk Avenue in Elizabethton, Tenn.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Halls

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 11:00 am

Grant to make parking, landscaping and pedestrian improvements in Lauderdale County town
 
HALLS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $411,471 grant to enhance the aesthetics of the downtown area, including the Caboose Park Museum.
 
The grant funds Phase IV of the Halls Downtown Improvement Project, which runs along North Church Street from the intersection of Main Street to East Tigrett Street and includes the creation of a trailhead parking facility, ADA improvements, sidewalk replacement, and native landscaping.

Haslam Announces Three TDOT Grants for Gibson County

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 09:32 am

Grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for downtown improvements
 
TRENTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of three grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for three downtown improvement projects.

“These improvements will provide increased and safer mobility, connecting pedestrians with everything these Gibson County cities have to offer,” Haslam said. “Downtowns are the heart of our communities, and these projects will help efforts to revitalize and enhance these areas for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Recognize Positive Environmental Impacts Across Tennessee

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 04:16 pm

Former TDEC Commissioner Jim Fyke Receives the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre in Nashville today, recognizing 12 honorees whose efforts have made a positive impact on Tennessee’s natural resources.

Haslam Announces IBM Executive as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 10:40 am

Greg Adams to join governor’s staff July 8

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Greg Adams will join the governor’s senior team as chief operating officer.  In the governor’s ongoing effort to make Tennessee the best managed state in the nation, Adams’ role will be to work with state departments to ensure they’re operating in the most efficient and effective way possible.

“Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to state government,” Haslam said.  “It says a lot for our state that we’re able to attract this caliber of talent.  Greg will bring a fresh perspective to the work we’re doing every day to serve Tennessee taxpayers in the most efficient and effective way.  I am grateful that he is willing to serve in this capacity.”

Haslam Announces Claude Ramsey to Retire

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Deputy to the Governor has played significant role in administration achievements to date
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Deputy to the Governor Claude Ramsey will retire at the end of August to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren in Chattanooga.
 
Ramsey has been integral to Haslam on several key initiatives, including civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.