MTAS was created in 1949 to provide technical assistance to municipal governments within the state of Tennessee.
We are here to help municipal officials and highlight some of our work below:
Finance and Accounting
Finance and accounting consultants help city officials effectively use and manage available fiscal resources and develop new revenue sources. They cover accounting, purchasing, budgeting, debt service, and other finance-related issues.
Human resource consultants will help you develop job descriptions, employee performance evaluations, and personnel rules and regulations using MTAS-generated models. Each year the agency publishes salary information of municipal officials statewide.
Legal consultants help city officials deal with the complexities of today's municipal legal environment. Services offered by MTAS attorneys include writing legal opinions, preparing and revising city charters, drafting ordinances and resolutions, and providing copies of sample ordinances from other cities. Legal consultants may not provide legal advice to private citizens.
Municipal management consultants are usually a city's first contact with MTAS. These professionals work one-on-one with city officials to solve problems and answer questions. They help with risk management, financial planning, annexation, community goal setting, municipal organization, and municipal utilities.
Public safety management consultants are trained and experienced in various aspects of law enforcement and fire protection. Whether the question is where to build a fire station, how many public safety officers are needed per shift, or how to develop a police training manual, MTAS's police and fire management consultants provide guidance.
Utility consultants provide assistance with utility rate studies in water, wastewater and natural gas, water and wastewater plant operations and optimization, regulatory assistance, sludge disposal, unaccounted for water reduction, inflow and infiltration reduction, industrial pretreatment permitting, and utility management.
Public works consultants help cities on stormwater issues, street and pavement management, solid waste and recycling, equipment specifications and fleet management. They prepare bid packages, perform departmental reviews, assist with qualification-based selection of engineering consultants, provide training on technical topics and much more.