Noteworthy News
MAAG works closely with member governments and nonprofit organizations to identify, craft and advocate for legislation and public policy that serves to improve the overall quality of life for all residents.
Day Trippin' Website 

Check  out the Day Trippin' webiste at westtndaytrippin.comStart planning your next day trip. To be featured on the website (events, attractions, etc), please contact  Jasmine Champion
Emergency Repair Program

MAAG, in conjunction with the Delta Human Resource Agency and the Shelby County Housing Department, are currently helping low income elderly homeowners through the Emergency Repair Program. This program, which is funded by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, provides grants to low income, elderly homeowners who are 60 years or older to correct, repair, or replace an essential system and/or a critical structural problem. The purpose of the program is to provide essential repairs to make the home livable.  To apply or for more information contact Paul Morris
West Tennessee Rural Planning Announcements 

A public meeting of the West Tennessee Rural Planning Organization - Executive Board (WTRPO-EB) and Technical Committee (WTRPO-TC) - will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the University of Memphis-Millington Center, 6500 Navy Road, Millington, TN.  The Technical Committee will meet at 10 A.M. and the Executive Board will meet at 1 P.M.
The West Tennessee Rural Planning Organization (WTRPO) is responsible for comprehensive, regional, multi-modal transportation planning in Fayette, Lauderdale, and Tipton Counties.  The WTRPO is partially funded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).  The purpose of the meeting will be to conduct elections and to expound on the goals of the RPO for FY 2017 - 2018.  For further information, or if you would like a complete agenda, please contact Mike Landrum, WTRPO Coordinator at (901) 729-2871, fax (901) 729 4107, or e-mail .
To ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons with disabilities that require aides or services to participate in the above referenced meeting may contact the WTRPO Coordinator to make accessibility arrangements no less than five days prior to the Thursday, February 9, 2017 meeting.  The WTRPO and TDOT do not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC 2000 d).
Grant  Announcements
Memphis Area Association of Governments announces the Rural Tourism Marketing 
Co-op Grant

 Memphis Area Association  of Governments awarded Fayette County and Alex Haley Museum a $2,000 grant through its Rural Tourism Marketing Co-Op Grant. This grant provides tourism attractions, events and festivals the opportunity to expand the impact of their marketing message, increase visitation and increase travel-generated revenue. The co-op funding is provided by a partnership between MAAG and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development's Developmental Co-op. 
Historic Preservation Announcements 

We encourage you to identify potential sites in your communities towards nomination to the National Register by contacting the Historic Preservation Planner. 
Upcoming Events 

December  29th - 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Parade - Memphis, TN 
December  31st - Rock Painting - Tipton, TN
December 31st - Betty's BLUES After Dark - Somerville, TN
December 31st - Beale Street NYE Celebration- Memphis,TN 

For more of upcoming events, check out the West Tennessee Day Trippin' Facebook Page
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Executive Board Meeting

February 16, 2017
May 18, 2017

All Executive Board meetings are held in the MAAG conference room.
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