TNSA Annual Conference

2019 TNSA Conference

November 19-21, 2019

Montgomery Bell State Park

1000 Hotel Avenue  Burns, TN 37027

"Bridging the Gap"

Save the Date 2020: October 20-22, 2020


John Guider is a nationally recognized award winning photographer and author based out of Nashville TN. His largest project, The River Inside, is the subject of a book by the same name and a popular traveling museum exhibition.

Guider is the recipient of many prestigious awards including a national Addy Award, the Cancer Society’s Excalibur Award, and the Nashville Advertising Federation’s highest award, the Silver Medalist in the year 2000. His work and adventures have been the feature of numerous magazine, television, and newspaper articles and broadcasts. In 2009, he was a guest author on renowned journalist John Seigenthaler’s television program, “A Word on Words”. His work has appeared in major publications such as Print, Communication Arts and Graphics and has been honored as the featured guest speaker at The Southern Festival of Books, PhotoArts Santa Fe, the National Waterways Commission convention and an address at the United States Congress on Creative Aging. John is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. 

Johns current project:    In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding of Nashville. Photographer John Guider followed 240 years later, capturing contemporary images of Tennessee’s waters in a boat of his own making. This is the story of one man’s love of nature. It’s also a story of the Frontier, but not the American Frontier; America was yet to be born.  Link to video featured on Nashville Public Television:


Speaker Bios


TNSA Members: $250

Non-Members: $325

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Conference Workshop: Administrative Hearing Course

Monday, November 18, 2019  1pm-5pm

$25 Members, $35 Non-Members


Course Description

How do you defend and collect penalties? How do you avoid problems if a decision is appealed? This class provides municipal/county attorneys, public officials and municipal staff an understanding of administrative law and the fundamental components of administrative hearings, as well as how to better present evidence to boards. Instructors will discuss procedures of particular hearings such as: stormwater, water and wastewater and property maintenance. During this highly interactive class, participants will view a video of administrative hearing procedures and witness a mock session that will illustrate the dos and don’ts of administrative hearings. You are not limited to “$50 a day for the bad guys.” With the administrative penalty process, you can assess much higher penalties – in the case of stormwater, for example, $5,000 per day per violation. This important class is recommended for elected officials, appointed officials, city attorneys, city recorders, codes enforcement officials, and utility and public works directors and managers.  Provided by MTAS.







Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

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Sponsorship & Exhibitor Printing Deadline 10/28/19

No refunds after October 1, 2019

Lodging for 2019

Inn Rooms Full

They may have a waiting list if you call

Click here for a list of hotels in Dickson, TN, (7 miles from the Park)

Call 800-250-8613, Group code to come 9697
You must call to book.  Do not book online.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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Charlene DeSha
Executive Director
P.O. Box 6550
Maryville, TN 37802

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