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Posted on: May 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS APPOINTS VIJAY KALAGA TO THE EDGE BOARD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Vijay Kalaga to the Economic Development Growth Engine Industrial Development board. Kalaga will be the first person of Indian descent to be appointed to the EDGE board. The EDGE board is

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY LEADERS WILL GATHER TO PROVIDE A COMMUNITY UPDATE ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Shelby County, TN – Next Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by Shelby

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO CREATE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education is encouraging summer camp operators to apply for the 2022 Summer Camp Grants Program, a new initiative to allow more youth to attend high-quality summer camps throughout Shelby County.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

EFFORTS TO EMBED TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH FIRST RESPONDERS

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner, Jr. announce a new effort that will place trained mental health professionals in the field with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. This will allow embedded clinical

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

SCG IS WORKING WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO ENGAGE MORE COUNTY RESIDENTS IN THE BUDGETING PROCESS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will partner with the Shelby County Commission and the Moral Budget Coalition to host a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. The town hall meeting will launch the

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO DELIVER REMARKS AT THE NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will deliver remarks at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon on today, Tuesday, March 29, at 11:15 a.m. at 280 Cynthia Place. The event is hosted by the Military Retirees Tri-State Area

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 26.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS PROMOTES DEANDRE BROWN TO PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces today, March 15, 2022, that DeAndre Brown, has been promoted to permanent executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown has served as interim executive director since August

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASS FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 12.

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Mayor Lee Harris will join the new Shelby County Music Advisory Commission and Memphis Rock and Soul board members to host an advance screening of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Television

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. Applications are available now through Friday, April 8, 2022, at www.shelbycountytn.gov/mswe. Participants

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE OFFERS FREE ACT PREP CLASSES FOR STUDENTS

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Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer in March free ACT test prep sessions for Shelby County students.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS BRINGS LEADERS TOGETHER FOR A CONVERSATION ON THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris will host on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 a public awareness event to discuss the events in Ukraine and why communities like Shelby County should pay attention. Participants in the conversation will include P.J. Moore,

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND JUDGE DAN MICHAEL TO DISCUSS DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF YOUTH COUNSELORS

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael will be available on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to preview new legislation to expand the placement of youth counselors in police precincts. The proposed resolution will

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CORRECTS DECADES-LONG PAY DISPARITY WITH RAISES FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that the administration’s plan to raise the salaries of over 200 corrections employees has been approved unanimously by the Shelby County Commission. Shelby County corrections officer

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

$3 MILLION CONTRIBUTION TO MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK AND CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS

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Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Commission Chairman Emeritus Eddie S. Jones, Jr., and Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie F. Brooks, Jr. will deliver a $3 million check to the Mid-South

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

300 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE A $100 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPREE AT THE WHITEHAVEN WALMART

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, December 17, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join philanthropists Steve and Samantha Bryson, with the Never Forgotten Foundation, at the Whitehaven Walmart to kick-off a Christmas toy shopping spree for 300

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

SCG BREAKS GROUND ON MASSIVE 40 MILLION DOLLAR FLOOD MITIGATION AND RECREATION PROJECT IN MILLINGTON

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Shelby County, TN – On Monday, December 13, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join representatives from the City of Millington, the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and Naval Support Activity Mid-South to break

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SET TO DOUBLE CAPACITY OF MENTAL HEALTH COURT

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Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, General Sessions Court Judge Gerald Skahan, Chief Public Defender Phyllis Aluko, and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announce an expansion of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court.

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO OFFER MAYORAL FELLOWSHIP IN JOURNALISM AND GOVERNMENT

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Shelby County, TN – The Office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is seeking applicants for a new, six-month-long fellowship designed to expose early-career journalists to local government and public policy. The Mayoral Fellow in Journalism and Government

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS ANNOUNCES INTERIM HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Audrey Tipton has been named interim director of administration and finance for Shelby County Government. Tipton replaces Mathilde Crosby, who is moving to the private sector.

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY GRIEVES WITH TOWN OF COLLERVILLE FOLLOWING HEINOUS MASS SHOOTING

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Shelby County, TN – As our community comes together after Thursday’s senseless mass shooting, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and all in his administration grieve with the Town of Collierville. Shelby County Government has resources available through

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL YOUTH CREATE PSA TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH VACCINATION

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Shelby County, TN- On Thursday, September 16, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County COVID-19 Community Council will release a public service announcement that encourages young people 12 and older to get vaccinated. The PSA was created by high

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

SCG PARTNERS WITH AGRICULTURE EXPERTS TO HOST COUNTY’S FIRST “SUMMER AG DAY” IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

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Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced a new opportunity for local residents to learn about the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry in Shelby County. The 2021 Summer Ag Day celebrates the farmers, agricultural businesses, and innovations

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS NAMES DEANDRE BROWN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF REENTRY

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND GIVEAWAYS AT POP-UP VACCINE SITE

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Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL “NEW NORMAL” CONFERENCE

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Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

NEW INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF FOR EMPLOYEES TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

OFFICE OF SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS TO CANVASS LATINX COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON VACCINE HESITANCY

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Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

MAYOR LEE HARRIS WILL NOMINATE PEDIATRICIAN DR. MICHELLE TAYLOR TO LEAD SCHD

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Nonprofit Leadership Committee is set up to coordinate, set shared goals, and expand services

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES COVID-19 VACCINATION IN LIGHT OF NEW VARIANT CASES

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all Shelby County residents eligible for vaccination after receiving confirmed reports of 10 new cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Health Directive No 22

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FORMAL ISSUANCE OF HEALTH ORDER AND DIRECTIVE NO. 22 : Pursuant to the Declarations of a State of Emergency by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Necessity of a Communicable Disease Control Threat Procedure by the Shelby County Health Department

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Mayor Lee Harris' Update on Welcoming Afghan Refugees

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Since the end of the conflict in Afghanistan this August, federal officials say more than 123,000 Afghans have been airlifted out of their homeland. Thousands of Afghan evacuees were brought to the United States and some are now in Shelby County. It is my...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE HONORS PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH SHINING STAR AWARDS

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Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

ATTORNEY BENJAMIN CRUMP TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT MAYOR’S OFFICE “SOUTHERN JUSTICE SUMMIT”

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Shelby County, TN – On Friday, November 19, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office will host the “Southern Justice Summit Awards Ceremony” to honor criminal justice reform leaders. Last year, Mayor Harris’ office hosted its first “Southern Justice Summit”

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Property tax relief is set to double for thousands of Shelby County seniors and veterans in need

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Shelby County, TN – Today, November 24, 2021, Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman will host an event and press conference to raise awareness about a significant increase in local property tax relief available to low-income

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