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Posted on: October 15, 2019

RIBBON CUTTING TO BE HELD AT FEDEXFORUM FOR FIRST LACTATION POD IN WEST TENNESSEE

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The installation at FedExForum aligns with the healthyShelby’19 campaign to support mothers and babies and promote breastfeeding.

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ PLAN TO INVEST $10 MILLION YEARLY IN TRANSIT HAS BEEN MODIFIED

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MEMPHIS, TN – Since presenting his plan for $10 million yearly investment in public transit to the Shelby County Commission, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has engaged citizens in town halls, public forums, and hosted numerous meetings with stakeholder

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DWAN GILLIOM AS CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce the appointment of Dwan Gilliom as Chief Administrative Officer of Shelby County Government.

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY TO ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO VOTE EARLY IN UPCOMING ELECTIONS

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MEMPHIS, TN - Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and the Shelby County Election Commission are excited to announce early voting has returned to downtown Memphis.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES TWO KEY APPOINTMENTS

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11 th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY ANNOUNCES DEATH OF FORMER MAYOR ROY NIXON

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris is saddened to announce the passing of Roy C. Nixon, the first person to ever serve as Mayor for Shelby County.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES SHELBY FARMS PARK AS IRONMAN DELIBERATES ON NEW LOCATION

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Memphis, TN - IRONMAN has narrowed it down to Memphis and three other finalists for their new location for a 2020 IRONMAN triathlon. If Memphis is selected, the race will be held at Shelby Farms Park.

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO HOST SENIOR PROM FOR SHELBY COUNTY CITIZENS 60 AND OVER

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All Shelby County citizens 60 and over are invited to attend Senior Prom. The event is free. There will be food, prizes, and live music provided by Memphis favorite The Garry Goin Group.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris and Chairman Van Turner Announce Partnership with Explore Bike Share

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Memphis, TN – Shelby County Government has partnered with Explore Bike Share in support of the healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign. The partnership includes employee membership program and Move with the Mayor ride.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

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SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN VAN TURNER, MAYOR LEE HARRIS, UNION AND FAITH LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR PAYING SCS CAFETERIA WORKERS $15 AN HOUR

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Media Advisory: Measles Briefing on Friday, May 3, 2019

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris invites members of the news media to attend a briefing about Shelby County’s continued efforts to protect our community from the measles and other communicable mobile health threats.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Move with the Mayor Events

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Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness campaign continues with a series of Move with the Mayor events. There will be a walk, ride, and run.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES LARGEST PRE-K INVESTMENT IN COUNTY HISTORY IN FY2020 BUDGET

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces $6 million in the FY2020 budget for early childhood education. That represents one of the largest investments in Pre-K in county history.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

MAYOR LEE HARRIS’ SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES FRIDAY

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Memphis, TN – The inaugural Shelby County Mayor’s Summer Work Experience program application deadline is this Friday, April 12th. High school students between 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply for a job with the Youth Conservation League before time...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

 

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael C. Ellis, Sr. as Veterans Affair Coordinator

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.232...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Nominee for Chief Public Defender, Phyllis Aluko

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 2019

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Special Assistant to the Mayor

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Selects Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Llana Greer as Executive Director of Pretrial Services for Shelby County.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Juvenile Court Attorney Panel Coordinator

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARCH 7, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Shelby County and City of Memphis Elected Leaders Come Together To Support Local Fitness Businesses

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad, Shelby County Commissioner Brandon Morrison, and other elected leaders are joining forces to support local businesses who want Tennessee to “Toss the Tax.”

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Has Selected Nominee to Serve as Next Chief Public Defender

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has concluded a several-month process to select the next Chief Public Defender of Shelby County. Current Public Defender Stephen Bush will retire, effective today, February 28, 2019

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Mayor Harris Announces New Leadership at Workforce Investment Network

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222.2322

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

healthyShelby '19 Breath Coaching Program today at County Commission

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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office

Lee Harris, Mayor

Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building

11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Lauren Lee

Public Information Officer

Office: 901.222....

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

healthyShelby'19 Breath Coaching Program

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Commissioner Brandon Morrison and Mayor Lee Harris Announce healthyShelby ’19 Breath Coaching Program

A certified breath coach will teach program on how to breathe through stress.

Memphis, TN – The healthyShelby ‘19 awareness c...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star Will Coleman to put on mini-bootcamp for County Commissioners

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Memphis, TN - Former Memphis Tiger Basketball Star and owner of fitness company Coleman & Company, Will Coleman, will put on a mini-bootcamp for Shelby County Commissioners, Commission staff, the healthyShelby Board, members of the media, and the publ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Office of Re-Entry Aims to Help Citizens with a Criminal Conviction with Free MSCOR, INC.

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Memphis, TN - Enrollment is now open for the first MSCOR, Inc of 2019. During the program, students will learn skills to help them find employment. Topics of the course include vocational training, technical training, financial literacy skills, relationsh...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Selection Of A Juvenile Attorney Will Be Moved To The Office Of The Mayor

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Memphis, TN - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Memphis & Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael have agreed to remove the duties of selecting defense attorneys for juvenile defendants from a staff member working at the Juvenile Court to a pe...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces Appointment of Dr. Cedrick Gray as First Ever Director of Education

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has selected Dr. Cedrick Gray as Director of Education for Shelby County.

A proud product of Memphis, Dr. Gray attended Memphis City Schools and the University of Memphis. Dr. Gray began his career in Memphis and served as Pr...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Announces AA+ Financial Rating for Shelby County

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Memphis, TN - Fitch Ratings affirms Shelby County’s financial outlook with an AA+ rating. Fitch Ratings cited Shelby County’s flexibility in spending and low long-term debt and pension obligations as driving factors to the great rating. Fitch Ratings also...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris appoints Brenda Jones as Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Brenda Jones as the Director of the Office of Preparedness. 

Director Jones has a long distinguished career in law enforcement. She started with the Memphis Police Department right after graduating f...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Increases Pay of Temporary Workers to $15/hour

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has received support from 16 elected officials in Shelby County on the initiative of raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. The Shelby County Commission passed a resolution in support of the wage increase.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Reaches Agreement to Eliminate Calls for Children in Juvenile Detention Center

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Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris worked with Shelby County’s vendor for inmate telephone services to eliminate all charges for calls by detained children to their parents or guardians. 

Commissioner Tami Sawyer early on voiced her concerns regarding...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Mayor Lee Harris Moves to Increase Investment in Local Minority Owned Firms

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 Memphis, TN - Mayor Lee Harris has made it a priority to significantly increase the investments that are managed by local investment firms and minority owned investment firm that are able to generate superior returns. Recently, Mayor Harris move...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute

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Harris Administration, Chairman Turner End Long-Festering Dispute between County Commission and Previous Administration Over Lawyers

Memphis, TN - Effective immediately, the Shelby County Commission has its first ever dedicated attorney.

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer

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MEMPHIS, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces Lauren Lee as Interim Public Information Officer. Lee is now the primary point of contact for the news media.

 “I worked with Lauren Lee when she was a covering local politics while I was on t...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Shelby County Earns $900K Grant to Address Opioid Abuse

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MEMPHIS, TENN. – Shelby County Government’s Community Service Division has earned a $900K grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. The new funding supports the FY19 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program and wi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

County Mayor Lee Harris Statement On MOU To Increase The Pay Of Temporary Workers To $15 Per Hour

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“In recent days, we have circulated a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Shelby County officials to increase pay of Shelby County Government temporary employees to $15 per hour. This initiative builds on the combined efforts of the...

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