TSEA’s 2016 Lobby Day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16!
Lobby Day allows TSEA members an opportunity to discuss specific Association issues with state legislators from their districts and focus conversations on TSEA’s legislative agenda items. Below is the Tentative Lobby Day Schedule.
Breakfast available for all Attendees (at the Club Nashville Inn & Suites)
7:15 – 8:00 am
Transportation begins to State Capitol (enter thru Legislative Plaza)
Everyone to House Chamber
Welcome by TSEA President Bryan Merritt
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(or Deputy Governor/Chief of Staff Jim Henry)
Guest Speaker Remarks – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, State Senate
Remarks by TEAM Chairman Pat Bowman
Guest Speaker Remarks – Speaker Beth Harwell, House of Representatives
Grand Division Photos with Guest Speaker(s) in the Chamber (as time permits)
Chapter Appointments with Legislators
(All attendees will be provided a printed schedule)
Conclusion of TSEA Board meeting
Legislative Lounge – Chamber Level
11:30 – 12:30 pm
Lunch provided for all attendees!
TN Tower – Tennessee Room 2
Please note: This schedule is subject to change up until the event. The final Agenda will be available upon arrival.
TEAM Local Coordinators
The Chapter TEAM Local Coordinator should be 1 of the 4 additional chapter members to attend.
With legislative campaigns in 2016, the TEAM Administrative Committee is planning ahead for endorsements and campaigns. TEAM is asking that every chapter’s TEAM Local Coordinator attend this important training session. TEAM wants to equip Local Coordinators with the information necessary for the work ahead during the upcoming election cycle.
TEAM needs your chapter’s Local Coordinator to be here on Monday, February 15.
If there is no elected chapter TEAM Local Coordinator or the Coordinator is inactive, it’s important that your chapter elect a member to serve in this position and that Coordinator attend the training.
Attire and Continuity
Members are encouraged to wear business casual clothing (as you would wear to work). If you work attire is a state provided uniform, please do not wear your uniform.
Please remember to bring your State ID badge for easier access to the Capitol and Legislative Plaza on Lobby Day.
TSEA will provide a lanyard which will clearly identify our group while at the legislature.
Travel & Expense Reimbursement Guidelines
Lodging will be provided for Monday night February 15 for those over 50 miles away from the Club Nashville Inn & Suites Hotel. Each chapter is allowed a maximum of 8 members to attend – maximum 4 rooms at double occupancy.
• Overnight lodging for Monday night ONLY (1 night) for up to 8 members per chapter (4 chapter officers and 4 chapter members) is provided at the Club Nashville Inn & Suites, 2435 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214.
• Rooms are reserved only for those that make reservations by the deadline. To make arrangements for overnight reservations, contact Gayle Robb (firstname.lastname@example.org) or LaTanya McAdoo (email@example.com) or by phone at
1-800-251-8732 or 615-256-4533.