NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Leaders of the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy will conduct an informational session at 6:00-7:00p.m., CST, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the 117th Regional Training Institute, Tennessee Army National Guard, 618 Fitzhugh Blvd., in Smyrna.
Monday, February 06, 2017 | 8:08am
Thursday, February 02, 2017 | 2:47pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Early last year Governor Bill Haslam, Deputy Governor Jim Henry, Commissioner of Children's Services Bonnie Hommrich and Major General Max Haston announced that Tennessee is the latest state to be approved by the Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 12:12pm
NASHVILLE – In a luncheon at the Tennessee Residence today, Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam honored 23 state employees for their exceptional service to the state and their fellow Tennesseans. This is the second group of state employees receiving the Governor’s Excellence in Service Awards, a program Gov. Haslam launched in 2016 to honor outstanding state employees. Great service in state government is like great service anywhere – the key ingredient is great employees,” Gov. Haslam said. “The 23 state employees receiving this honor are on the front lines of what we do, leading the effort to help us make Tennessee the best managed state in the nation. I appreciate all the work they and other state employees do to help make Tennessee the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
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Thursday, January 05, 2017 | 12:09pm
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), in partnership with both the U.S. and Tennessee Interagency Councils on Homelessness, today released an action plan to end chronic homelessness in the Volunteer State. The collaborative plan brings together multiple federal, state, county, and local government agencies, and community partners providing a systematic approach to help eliminate homelessness over the next 10 years.
Monday, December 05, 2016 | 10:16am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Monday launched TNFosters, an awareness campaign that will work with a variety of non-governmental organizations to encourage more Tennesseans to become foster parents. TNFosters will also showcase innovative methods citizens have created to support foster parents and the children they serve, from a church that has built a safe room to a non-profit organization that helps celebrate foster children’s birthdays.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 3:28pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 1:10pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe is an alternative residential program that offers youth between ages 16-18 who have dropped out of school and have no criminal record the opportunity to learn self-discipline, leadership and responsibility while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma outside of a traditional school setting. Its implementation is one of the steps in the governor’s Public Safety Action Plan.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 | 10:24am
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today that, with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), the Read to be Ready Summer Grant program will be expanded to reach an additional eight distressed counties.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 8:59am
NASHVILLE – From the moment they come into this world, our children present us with infinite possibilities. Whether as a parent, sibling, friend, or neighbor, as their guardians and support system, it is our collective duty to ensure their safety and wellbeing and help them realize their strengths and gifts, as well as their limitations and weaknesses.
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 8:27am
NASHVILLE – In the summer of 2014, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, with support and leadership from Governor Bill Haslam, multiple state agencies, local governments, and citizens across the Volunteer State embarked on a first of its kind prevention campaign, created and conceived with the goal to take action and address Tennessee’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Monday, February 22, 2016 | 2:52pm
NASHVILLE – The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, today announced the winners of the first Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations, a new recognition program highlighting the collaborative and innovative projects that are helping students enter the classroom prepared to learn. The awards will be presented in March during the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s (TCCY) Children’s Advocacy Days in Nashville.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 2:08pm
MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the next phase of his administration’s multi-year, comprehensive action plan to help make Tennessee safer. According to the latest data from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the overall crime rate has decreased 14.8 percent since 2010.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 12:56pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will hold state budget hearings for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 on Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4. The hearings will be held in the Executive Conference Room on the ground floor of the Capitol. Haslam, Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin, Chief Operating Officer Greg Adams and David Thurman, state budget director, will preside.
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Monday, November 16, 2015 | 11:47am
NASHVILLE – The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, announced today it is accepting nominations for the first Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations. These awards have been created to recognize collaborative and innovative projects that are helping Tennessee students enter the classroom prepared to learn. “Strong economic and community development starts with our youngest citizens,” Governor Haslam said. “We are excited to create these awards to honor the community leaders and volunteers who reach across systems to help Tennessee children succeed.”
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | 8:25am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Bonnie Hommrich as the new commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services (DCS). Hommrich has served as deputy commissioner for child programs at DCS since 2004. Her responsibilities have included the areas of child protective services, foster care, adoptions, community juvenile justice and independent living.