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Uptown's Zero in the Zone Safety and Beautification Effort Begins This Week
A plan to reduce crime and beautify the Uptown neighborhood kicks off this weekend. This Saturday, April 26th, residents will join with representatives of area businesses and community agencies for a cookout and cleanup of the neighborhood just north of downtown Memphis. The event starts at noon at Humes Preparatory School, 659 Manassas. Read Entire Article
American Job Training Investments: Skills and Jobs to Build a Stronger Middle Class
Washington D.C. - To create new opportunities for all hard-working Americans to get ahead, the President has asked the Vice President to lead an initiative to help individuals get trained with skills businesses need now and then placed in good, middle class jobs. Training America’s workers with the skills they need for a good job can help middle class families feel more secure in their jobs and help American businesses grow our economy. But too many businesses can’t find skilled workers for jobs they want to fill, while too many people looking for a job may be ready to learn new skills but may not be certain that there’s a job waiting for them on the other end. Community colleges are one of the best ways to train workers with the skills they need for a job, and hands-on apprenticeships are one of the clearest paths to a good, secure middle class job. In fact, 87 percent of apprentices are employed after completing their programs and the average starting wage for apprenticeship graduates is over $50,000. Read Entire Article
MEMPHIS AREA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, administration, coordination and implementation of all Commission programs. This person shall be responsible for the development of future projects and/or programs that are necessary to the future of the organization, the region, and its membership.
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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.
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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