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MAAG's 46th Annual Membership Meeting Shares Focus on Tourism and Small Business Development for Big Returns in West Tennessee's Rural Communities
DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill Delivers Encouraging Message to the MAAG Region as Meeting's Keynote Speaker
Memphis, TN (March 7, 2014) - Expect big things to come through our local economies and small businesses, creating more jobs and increasing revenue for the state, in the coming year. Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chair Chris Masingill described an aggressive campaign to capitalize on the unique range of economic development opportunities the Delta region has to offer during his Keynote address at The Memphis Area Association of Governments' (MAAG) 46th Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner.
More than one-hundred elected officials and community leaders from a three-state region gathered last Thursday night at the Crescent Club to attend MAAG's Annual Dinner. This event is held each year to highlight accomplishments and discuss the agency's visions and goals for the coming year as well as elect officers and appoint committee members. Read Entire Article
TDEC Begins Public Process for Development of the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
Department seeks public input into the plan that will outline how Tennessee will reduce, manage and dispose of its waste
NASHVILLE, TN (March 4, 2014) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the beginning of the process that will lead to development of the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan.
The integrated solid waste management plan to be developed during this process will outline how Tennessee will reduce, manage and dispose of its solid waste in the future. The planning process will include three rounds of public participation opportunities in locations across the state in addition to a Web-based public input session. Written input and comments will also be accepted.
Once developed, the plan will serve as a roadmap for the state’s activities to reduce and manage solid waste. The plan will consider current solid waste and recycling capacity in Tennessee and project future infrastructure needs to meet reduction, recycling, and disposal goals.
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MAAG to Offer Free First-Time Homebuyer Education Classes in Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties
Class will help promote financial literacy, explain the home-buying process, and provide information about mortgage and down-payment assistance programs available through THDA and USDA
MEMPHIS, TN (February 20, 2014) - In 2013, the Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) completed a study looking at regional housing issues. One of the key findings was that, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties, currently do not have a single homebuyer education provider offering courses within the county - all residents of these counties must drive to either Memphis or Brownsville, TN to complete the course. First-Time Homebuyer Education is an important asset for all current and future home owners, but it is also a requirement for several mortgage and down-payment assistance programs. Nationally, successful completion of a Homebuyer Education class has proven to be an effective tool for preventing foreclosure. To remedy the service gap in our region, MAAG is proud to announce that it will rollout its Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Initiative (HBEI) in March of 2014!
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It is my pleasure to formally introduce you to the Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) – an organization designed to facilitate and support activities that stimulate economic and community development in our communities. This website is your guide to harnessing the power of MAAG to strengthen your connection to the world in which we live, play and do business.
Our goal is to aggressively work to create strong, healthy, vibrant communities by accessing all public resources available. In essence, MAAG is here to connect you with the public resources that make your world better. I invite you to take a look around our site. If there is a service we provide or an issue we address that helps you, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!
As we move forward,
Pamela D. Marshall
What We Do
MAAG works closely with member governments and nonprofit organizations to identify, craft and advocate for legislation and public policy that serves to improve the overall quality of life for all residents.
We are the regional resource for federal programs supporting economic development initiatives. We are your regional advocate for economic and infrastructure concerns and a hub for regional, senior-level government leaders to dialogue and create synergistic relations.
46TH ANNUAL MAAG MEMBERSHIP MEETING & DINNER
Thanks to the MAAG Board, our members, and all of the wonderful folks that helped to make our 46th Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner on February 27, 2014 a delightful event!
A million thanks to all of the wonderful people who helped to make the February 2014
West Tennessee Heritage & "Roots" Day Trippin' Bus Tours a success!
Click here to watch a video of our Day Trippin' adventures.
MAAG represents municipalities in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden county in Arkansas and DeSoto county in Mississippi.
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