Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do ...
SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER HENRI E. BROOKS TO HOST PRESS CONFERNCE
Commissioner Brooks will host a press conference pertaining the Memphis Shelby County School Board Superintendent search.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted Shelby County’s motion for summary judgment in a case filed by a former Shelby County Government employee. This ruling affirms the County’s position. The Plaintiff, Judy...
The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland SecurityAgency, in conjunction with Memphis Light, Gas and Water, and theCity of Memphis Office of Emergency Management will be hosting watergiveaways at the following locations from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM..
Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce the promotion of Dorcas Young Griffin to Shelby County Government Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, she serves under Chief Administrative Officer Harold Collins alongside Deputy Chief Administ...
Per the National Weather Service, strong gradient winds will continue through the afternoon an evening. There is a possibility of sustained winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph peaking this afternoon. An artic blast will arrive this weekend...
Shelby County, Tennessee – On Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 3 p.m. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join members of MATA and the Shelby County Nonprofit Committee to unveil the latest initiative to expand access to Shelby County’s thriving arts an...
Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris. They can happen anytime and anywhere. They can bring intense wind over 200 mph and ...
Thunderstorms are common and can be dangerous. They can bring intense wind, flash flooding, hail and dangerous lightning.
Thunderstorms are dangerous storms that include lightning and powerful (50+ mph) winds. They can create lightning and hail as well as ...
Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly.
A power outage may:
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris awarded local activist Joe Kent with a Shining Star Award, a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County. Past recipients include healthcare...
Shelby County, TN – Applications for the sixth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience will be accepted by the Shelby County Office of Education and Youth Services starting tomorrow, December 1, 2023. Young adults in Shelby County, ages 18-24, are...
Shelby County, TN –November 18, 2023, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will be joined by Commissioner Mickell M. Lowery, South Memphis Alliance Founder Reginald Milton, and community members to host the seventh annual Soulsville USA Holiday Tree Lighting.
Shelby County, TN – NewDEAL, Developing Exceptional American Leaders, announced Shelby County Government's second chance initiative, “Work to the Break the Cycle,” as a top five finalist in the 2023 National Ideas Challenge. The Ideas Challenge was open
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, November 9, 2023, leaders of Shelby County Government will be joined by leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine to celebrate one year of successful collaboration to expand access to
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, November 2, 2023, The Office of Mayor Lee Harris, in partnership with the Greater Memphis Chamber will host a virtual “Lunch & Learn” panel. Attendees can learn how Shelby County has reformed its job application process
Adventures with Amir and Zuri: Shelby County A to Z” features more than 55 local attractions and historical figures as a part of the County’s push to improve student literacy.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County.
Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Friday, October 20, Millington’s senior citizen community and kindergarten students will join Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and City of Millington leaders to cut the ribbon on a new park and memorialize local U.S. Navy
Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will visit members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union as workers continue to strike against International Flavors
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department is now offering the updated COVID-19 vaccine, recommended for everyone six months of age and older. The vaccine is covered by most health insurance carriers and is available at no cost to people without
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus in Shelby County.
Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry and #UPTHEVOTE901 will host a clinic to help justice-involved individuals restore their right to vote. Several local organizations will be on-hand to guide residents
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program has issued a revised spray schedule for the week of August 28, 2023. This revised schedule focuses efforts in zip codes associated with human cases of West Nile virus.
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department will begin preparations to collect yard debris from residential properties in unincorporated areas of Shelby County by collecting location information from citizens for
(Shelby County, TN) Beginning this week, Shelby County Government’s Office of Re-entry is accepting up to 20 ex-offenders for its six-week FOCUSED training program. Formerly incarcerated individuals who are looking to jumpstart their careers will have an
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department will be open for limited hours on Saturday, July 8, and Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to provide vaccinations, vaccination records, and birth certificates only. These fast
The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency, inconjunction with the City of Millington and the City of Bartlett, will be hosting a water distribution at the following locations today, June 28, 2023, and tomorrow June 29, 2023. The
Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Commissioners, and Tennessee State Representatives will recognize members of the Shelby County Government Council on Gun Safety for their work to increase
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has declared a local state of emergency for Shelby County after severe thunderstorms moved across the region with wind gusts reaching estimated speeds of 80-90 miles per hour. The extreme weather conditions caused extensive
Shelby County, TN – Registration is now open for Mayor Lee Harris’ Senior Prom, which takes place on June 22, 2023, at The Kent (61 Keel Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105). The annual event, which was forced to pause because of COVID-19, will return as a part of
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee, along with education advocates, students, and community advocates from Orange Mound and Frayser, will meet to talk about major investments in education and communities proposed in Shelby County
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Sheriff's & Police Activities League of Memphis and Shelby County (Memphis Shelby PAL) has been granted $250,000 by the Tennessee Titans through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program. The grant was matched
Shelby County, TN – Today, May 26, 2023, the Shelby County Office of Education and Youth Services will celebrate the investment in 11 local summer camp programs for the Shelby County Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. This is the second year for the
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Government released its pilot episode of ONE TV, a 20-minute digital video series to educate residents about important Shelby County Government services and to highlight policy decisions that could impact local
Shelby County, TN – Beginning this week, local students will go home with a new 901 Student Passport, a pocket-sized card that “unlocks” free experiences around the community for youth and their parents. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris started the 901
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Commissioner Henri Brooks will announce a new partnership and grant to the Refugee Empowerment Program (REP) to provide after-school programming, tutoring, and necessary transportation for over 120
Shelby County, TN – On Friday, May 5, 2023, Mayor Lee Harris and members of the Shelby County ReEntry and Human Resources offices will celebrate the official launch of Shelby County Government’s latest second chance initiative, the Work to Break the Cycle
Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the Shelby County Office of Education and Youth Services announced it has selected 11 partner organizations for the 2023 Shelby County Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The local summer camp programs
Shelby County, TN – Today, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Innovation announces a partnership with YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South for the expansion of the 901 Student Passport program. The program, which was piloted during the COVID-19 pandemic and
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, April 20, 2023, Mayor Lee Harris and MSCS Superintendent Toni Williams will announce funding for yet another new high school in our community. This announcement by Shelby County Government and Superintendent Williams shows
Shelby County, TN – On Friday, April 14, 2023, members of the Shelby County Government, staff at My Sistah’s House, and members of the TLGBQ community will gather to celebrate the investment in critical transitional housing for some of Shelby County’s
Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., the Shelby County Veterans Services Office will recognize Vietnam War veterans and family members during the Rededication of the Shelby County Vietnam War Memorial. The rededication
(SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE) – March 23, 2023- The Shelby County Board of Commissioners and County Administration will host a Community Budget Meeting on Monday, March 27, 2023, at the Shelby Farms FedEx Event Center located at 415 Great View Drive E,
Shelby County, TN– On Monday, March 20, 2023, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted 11-0 to pass the Green Fleet Ordinance on its third and final reading. The Green Fleet Ordinance received bipartisan support and achieved the nine votes needed to
NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office
Lee Harris, Mayor
Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building
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NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Innovation & Performance Analysis
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MARCH 13, 2023
SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND MEMPHIS AND SHELB...
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 1 p.m., the Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center (CVRCC) will mark the start of expanded services for victims of sexual violence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the facility.
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FEBRUARY 28, 2023
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