108th General Assembly - House of Represenatatives

Cameron Sexton

The two top Tennessee General Assembly leaders are visiting two public venues in Rutherford County this week to discuss the area’s rapid growth and to exchange ideas.

Various lawmakers are expected to attend an event from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Smyrna Town Center, State Rep. Bryan Terry said. Rutherford County’s local state delegation is scheduled to attend, as well as House Speaker Cameron Sexton.

The event will be open to the public and to the media. Smyrna Town Hall is located at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

“This fall, after his election as speaker of the House, upon our request, the speaker agreed to join us in Rutherford County in order to hear our concerns and the concerns of local officials,” Terry said in an email. “On November 5, both school boards (Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City) and the County Commission were invited. We have just been finalizing details and coordinating the event with the speaker’s office before making the announcement. This is a unique opportunity and we look forward to a productive event.”

Bryan said the local delegation members who are expected to attend, in addition to himself, include: Sen. Shane Reeves, Sen. Dawn White, and Reps. Charlie Baum, Tim Rudd and Mike Sparks.

The goal of the meeting Wednesday is to provide open, productive dialogue and an exchange of ideas between elected officials at the state and local levels, according to a press release by the local delegation. 

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson was scheduled to attend the Rutherford County Commission’s Steering, Legislative & Governmental Committee meeting at the Courthouse, said Ashley McDonald, county public information officer. Johnson had planned to hear commissioners’ concerns about planning for rapid growth. 

For more details on Johnson’s visit, go to murfreesboropost.com.

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