NASHVILLE (June 9, 2021) — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) was elected today as Chairman of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The 25-member group is made up of public officials from state, county and municipal governments as well as two private citizens and two members of the executive branch. 

“I appreciate the confidence that the members have placed in me to serve in this leadership role,” said Senator Yager. “I look forward to continuing to build strong relationships between state, municipal and county governments to work on solutions to substantive issues that we face together as Tennesseans.”

Since 1978, TACIR has served as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems.  The organization provides high quality research support to state and local government officials in order to improve government effectiveness in Tennessee.  In recent years, TACIR has provided significant research that helped formulate public policy on broadband expansion, education financing, public infrastructure, annexation and taxation. 

Senator Yager currently serves as Senate Republican Caucus Chairman.  He previously chaired the State and Local Government Committee in the Tennessee Senate.   Before being elected to the Senate, Yager completed 24 years of service to Roane County as County Executive.

“The overall goal of TACIR is to improve the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system in order to better serve the citizens of Tennessee, added Yager.  “I look forward to working with my fellow TACIR members to achieve this goal.”