Norris to Address Conservation at Statewide Sustainability Forum

November 9, 2007

Norris to Address Conservation at Statewide
Sustainability Forum

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) will be one of the featured guest speakers at the Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee this week at Lipscomb University in Nashville.  The conference will begin on Thursday, November 15 and last until Saturday afternoon, November 17.  Norris will speak on the topic of “Building Tennessee’s Environmental Community” during the opening-night dinner at 6:00p.m. on Thursday.

Norris was recently recognized by the Tennessee Conservation Voters for his leadership in the Senate on the acquisition of 127,000 acres of the northern Cumberland Plateau by the State of Tennessee.

Of the invitation, Norris said, “Tennessee’s splendor is precious, as are the property rights of her citizens.  I’m glad to have the opportunity to take my message of balancing both beyond the Senate chamber and share this time with others who are concerned about sustaining a quality environment.”

The Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee, which is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Environmental Council and Tennessee Conservation Voters, is open to the public.  More information on the conference can be found at

Senator Norris represents the West Tennessee counties of Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, and Shelby.

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