March 1 , 2007
McNally Tapped for TACIR
Nashville, Tenn. – State Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been appointed to serve on the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).
“It is important for the state to be on the same page with local governments,” McNally said. “TACIR monitors and makes recommendations regarding intergovernmental relations in Tennessee. I think that this is a great opportunity for me and the citizens of fifth senatorial district.”
Created in 1978 by the General Assembly, TACIR is a future-oriented organization concerned with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of governments in the intergovernmental process.
According to statue, the commission is directed to study, report on, and make recommendations concerning the current pattern of local government structure and its viability; the powers and functions of local governments, including fiscal powers; the allocation of state and local fiscal resources; the relationship between and among local governments and the state; the role of the state as creator of local governmental entities; and relationship improvement between state and local governments.
TACIR is made up of 25 members including representatives of the General Assembly, executive branch, city and county governments, and private citizens.
Serving his sixth term in the state Senate, McNally serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and a member of the Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Resources Committee.