KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2017) - This week, Knox County Engineering and Public Works staff attended the Tennessee County Services Association's fall conference in Memphis. During the annual conference, members adopt the official legislative platform for the coming year and elect new officers and board members. In addition to membership meetings, educational sessions, workshops and a trade show, the association also presents County Success Story Awards for best practices being implemented by counties across the state.
On Thursday, the Knox County Stormwater Department was presented a TCSA County Success Story Award for its Environmental Stewardship Program, a voluntary cost-share program that funds low-impact or “green” technologies that help to improve infiltration, address erosion and reduce stormwater runoff on privately-owned properties in Knox County. For more information on the program CLICK HERE.
Additionally, Dwight Van de Vate, senior director of engineering and public works, was elected president of the TCSA board of directors for 2017-2018. The 19-member board represents each of the three affiliate associations (the Association of County Mayors, Tennessee County Commissioners Association and Tennessee County Highway Officials Association) and is responsible for adopting a legislative platform each year and directing association activities.
Congratulations to Knox County Engineering and Public Works for these outstanding achievements!