Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

May 23, 2013

Leadership class visits General Assembly


CROSSVILLE — Leadership Cumberland’s April 2 session, state government, was held in Nashville. Leadership Cumberland is a program of the Community Development Division and is administrated by the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce.

A tour of the State Capitol was provided to participants by a staff member of the Tennessee State Museum; Leadership Cumberland participated in a mock session in the House of Representatives chamber which participants had to the opportunity to present bills, vote or make an argument for or against the bill; attended the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual meeting with Gov. Bill Haslam; a meeting with state Sen. Charlotte Burks and state Rep. Cameron Sexton; attended the House Transportation as Representative presented a bill and attended the Senate Judiciary committee as Senator Burks presented several bills before the committee.

Many thanks to state Burks and Jennifer Murphy, assistant, as well as Sexton and Mary Watts, assistant, for all their help during the session and being great hosts.