First Lady Crissy Haslam, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry (TDF) along with state leaders and citizens will celebrate the certification of the Tennessee Residence Level II Arboretum on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Executive Residence.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 4:01pm
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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Monday, November 28, 2016 | 8:00pm
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will open the Tennessee Residence on Friday, December 2, for the 6th annual Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays. The open house invites Tennesseans to tour the executive residence, which will be decorated for the holidays.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 9:45am
NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today visited J.E. Moss Elementary School in Antioch to read with 40 students participating in Camp Explore, one of 20 summer reading programs across the state to receive a Read to be Ready grant. The grants were funded by a $1 million donation from the Tennessee-based company Dollar General Corporation and through the Department of Economic and Community Development’s (TNECD) Rural Development Fund.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 9:33am
NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today visited Lenoir City Elementary and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley in Knoxville to promote summer reading initiatives.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 10:00am
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter Egg Roll.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 4:06pm
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, joined other state and local officials at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville Thursday, Feb. 25 to celebrate the success of the statewide initiative to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants. TDH has partnered with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals since 2014 to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of Safe Sleep.” Tennessee has seen a 25 percent reduction in sleep-related deaths of infants during this period.
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.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 4:17pm
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen joined Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today to kick off “Read to be Ready,” a statewide campaign focused on the critical value of reading.
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.”
Thursday, October 01, 2015 | 3:40pm
Private fundraising event benefits the Tennessee Executive Residence
NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today hosted the 6th biennial First Lady’s Luncheon to benefit the Tennessee Residence Foundation, which raises private funds for renovation and restoration projects of the Tennessee Executive Residence.
More than 650 men and women from across the state today joined Governor and Mrs. Haslam for lunch on the lawn to support the final phase of the Tennessee Residence landscape project, focused on underplanting the property. Guests enjoyed touring the home and grounds, entertainment performed by musician and Nashville cast member Chip Esten, and remarks from keynote speaker Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living magazine.
“This home has greatly benefited from the many Tennesseans who have invested in preserving the beauty, history, and stately traditions at the Tennessee Residence,” First Lady Haslam said. “Our state’s executive residence is among the most beautiful in the nation, and we can all take pride in this place that represents nearly 90 years of unique Tennessee history.”
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 6:32am
Garden wins international Search for Excellence award for best demonstration garden
NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today announced the Tennessee Residence Kitchen and Cutting Garden is first place in this year’s International Master Gardener Association Search for Excellence recognition program in the category of Best Demonstration Garden. The award recognizes the garden as the highest quality teaching garden within Master Gardener programs across the United States and Canada.
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 3:10am
Sustainable decorations can reduce environmental impact during the holiday season
NASHVILLE – The holiday season can be a time for increased waste and consumption of natural materials, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is promoting sustainable decorating tips to help reduce the season’s environmental impact.
Saturday, December 06, 2014 | 1:30pm
Event invites Junior Rangers to the Tennessee Residence for educational program and decoration viewing
NASHVILLE –Tennessee State Parks Junior Rangers from across the state today visited Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays open house at the Tennessee Residence to participate in a special holiday event. More than 30 Junior Rangers and their families were in attendance. They toured the residence decorated for the holidays and enjoyed games, a puppet show, and State Parks’ birds of prey and snake programs.
Friday, December 05, 2014 | 4:05am
Annual “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays” event invites visitors to tour the Tennessee Residence decorated for the holidays.