July 21, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) invites the citizens of DeKalb County to attend a community gathering on July 25th where they can meet the TN Department of Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher and the TN Department of Tourism Commissioner Mark Ezell. Local leaders and engaged citizens are invited to participate and learn about opportunities and programs for their county administered by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Tourism. Also in attendance will be Representative Teri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) and Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon).
“The Department of Agriculture is the number one revenue generator out of all state agencies, and the Department of Tourism is number two,” said Senator Pody. “I think it is very important for rural counties to build relationships with these two departments, so I invited the commissioners to Dekalb County to initiate those relationships and ensure the county is taking advantage of all the state has to offer from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Tourism.”
Both Commissioner Hatcher and Commissioner Ezell are newly appointed to their positions by Governor Bill Lee.
The event will take place from 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex (712 South Congress Blvd., Smithville).
“This will be a great opportunity for Dekalb County residents to get to know these commissioners as well as interact with local leaders and elected officials,” added Pody.