MTAS Strategic Plan
The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) is an agency of the Institute for Public Service (IPS) of the University of Tennessee. IPS is a statewide, system‐wide organization that fulfills the University’s public service mandate by applying university expertise to community and workplace needs.
Through MTAS the towns and cities of Tennessee are supported by and have available experts dedicated solely to research, consulting and training on Tennessee municipal issues.
MTAS was established on April 15, 1949 by Tennessee Code Annotated 67‐6‐103 (E) to:
in cooperation with the Tennessee Municipal League, provide for studies and research in municipal government, publications, educational conferences and attendance at such conferences and in furnishing technical, consultative and field services to municipalities in problems relating to fiscal administration, accounting, tax assessment and collection, law enforcement, improvements and public works and in any and all matters relating to municipal government.
MTAS collaborates with agencies within IPS, the university system, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and with all entities that work with municipal governments to meet the Mission and Vision of the agency and to improve public services in Tennessee.