Tennessee Development District Association | TDDA


Tennessee Development Districts



1.

Memphis Area Association of Governments
Mr. Ralph Moore, Executive Director
MAAG Staff Directory

2.

Northwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. John Bucy, Executive Director
NWTDD Staff Directory

3.

Southwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. Joe Barker, Executive Director
SWTDD Staff Directory

4.

Greater Nashville Regional Council
Mr. Michael Skipper, Executive Director
GNRC Staff Directory

5.

South Central Tennessee Development District
Mr. Jerry Mansfield, Executive Director
SCTDD Staff Directory

6.

Upper Cumberland Development District
Mr. Mark Farley, Executive Director
UCDD Staff Directory

7.

Southeast Tennessee Development District
Ms. Beth Jones, Executive Director
SETDD Staff Directory 

 

8.

East Tennessee Development District Mr. Terry Bobrowski, Executive Director ETDD Staff Directory



9.

First Tennessee Development District Mr. Chris Craig, Executive Director FTDD Staff Directory



TDDA

What is the Tennessee Development District Association? 

The Tennessee Development District Association or TDDA is an association of the nine state-wide development districts, which were established by the General Assembly under the Tennessee Development District Act of 1965.

The Act established a statewide system of nine regional planning and economic development organizations to promote intergovernmental cooperation on growth and development issues, including regional and statewide concerns. The organizations also promote more effective utilization of available resources in dealing with these needs.

The Board Membership for each Development District is made up of the chief elected officials from member counties and cities, a designated economic development professional from each county, and one Senator and one State Representative from within each region.

The Tennessee Development District Association was established to serve as a statewide forum for the diverse problems the Districts must solve in their mission to serve 95 counties and some 350 municipalities.

What Tennessee's Development Districts do for you? 

The nine Development Districts located throughout the state worked collectively during the 2015 program year on issues ranging from economic development to housing. In total, during 2015, $21 million dollars were secured on behalf of local governments in Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grant or CDBG funding for critical infrastructure serving 786,901 Tennesseans.

In total, 2015 saw Tennessee's Development Districts obtain $33 million dollars in economic development grants that leveraged over $1 billion dollars in new capital investment creating 5,000 new jobs. Districts across the state also loaned $20 million dollars to small businesses which created or retained 2,040 jobs. 

Development Districts also assisted homeowners with repairs or rehabilitations in 500 sub-standard houses. They also saved tax payers $47 million dollars by providing in home services to 1,769 Medicare eligible citizens

 

Tennessee Development Districts


1. MAAG

 
Memphis Area Association of Governments
Mr. Ralph Moore, Executive Director
Hon. Hugh Davis Jr.- Chair
8289 Cordova Road, Suite 103
P: (901) 729-2871
F: (901) 729-4107
www.maagov.org
 

2. NWTDD


Northwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. John Bucy, Executive Director
Hon. Gary Reasons - Chair, Crockett County Mayor
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38237
P: (731) 587-4213
F: ( 731) 587-4597
www.nwtdd.org


3. SWTDD


Southwest Tennessee Development District
Mr. Joe Barker, Executive Director
Hon. Franklin Smith - Chair, Haywood County Mayor
102 E. College Street
Jackson, TN 38301
P: (731) 668-7112
F: (731) 668-6421
www.swtdd.org 
 

4. GNRC


Greater Nashville Regional Council
Mr. Michael Skipper, Executive Director
Hon. Ken Moore - Chair, Mayor of Franklin
501 Union Street, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37213
P: (615) 862-8828
F: (615) 862-8840
www.gnrc.org 

5. SCTDD


South Central Tennessee Development District
Mr. Jerry Mansfield, Executive Director
Hon. Joe Boyd Liggett - Chair, Marshall County Mayor
101 Sam Watkins Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
P: (931) 379-2929
F: (931) 379-2640
www.sctdd.org 

6. UCDD


Upper Cumberland Development District
Mr. Mark Farley, Executive Director
Hon. Tim Stribling - Chair, DeKalb County Mayor
1225 S. Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506
P: (931) 432-4111
F: (931) 432-4242
www.ucdd.org 
 

7. SETDD


Southeast Tennessee Development District
Ms. Beth Jones, Executive Director
Hon. D. Gary Davis - Chair, Bradley County Mayor
1000 Riverfront Parkway
P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405
P: (423) 266-5781
F: 423) 267-7705
www.sedev.org 

8. ETDD


East Tennessee Development District
Mr. Terry Bobrowski, Executive Director
Hon. Johnny Merritt - Chair, Mayor of Luttrell
P.O. Box 249
Alcoa, TN 37701
P: (865) 273-6003
F: (865) 273-6010
www.etdd.org 

9. FTDD


First Tennessee Development District
Mr. Chris Craig, Executive Director
Hon. Doris Hensley - Chair, Mayor of Erwin
3211 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
P: (423) 928-0224
F: (423) 928-5209
www.ftdd.org