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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

TCMA 2022 Fall Conference


Registration for the TCMA Fall Conference on October 26-28 in Gatlinburg is now open. As always, this conference will provide multiple opportunities to improve your management and leadership skills while also having an opportunity to professionally network with colleagues from across the state. Commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and ending at 12:00 noon on Friday, there will be hours of educational programming, including:

  • How and Why to Conduct a Special Census
  • The Gatlinburg Fire
  • Managing in a High-Growth Environment
  • Civility: Creating a Kinder Workplace
  • Advocating for Council-Manager Government and Charter Trends
  • Gatlinburg Projects Tour
  • Effective Communications Practices for City Managers
  • New GIS Applications for Cities
  • Batcave VIII
  • And More...

The conference takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail. The TCMA designated hotel is the Black Bear Inn (formerly the Clarion Inn), 1100 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Rooms are available at the TCMA rate of $139 per night until October 7, 2022. To book a room call the hotel directly at (865) 436-5656 or go to Use the group code 37027.

The Wednesday Night Social Event will take place at Ober Gatlinburg. Be sure to register for this ticketed event and enjoy food, beverages, and fun with your friends. A link to register for the social event will be found on the confirmation email that you will receive following your conference registration. Tickets are available through October 21,2022.