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 – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced a new effort to reduce gun deaths in Shelby County. The Shelby County Council on Gun Safety will be comprised of both adult and youth representatives from the community at
Shelby County, TN – On Monday, June 27, the Shelby County Office of Re-Entry will kick off the first in a series of community events to share plans for new transitional housing in South Memphis. The Office of Re-Entry connects ex-offenders to programs,
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – On Monday, June 27, 2022, in observance of the National HIV Testing Day, Shelby County Health Department will offer free HIV screenings and free screenings for sexually transmitted infections from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito ControlThe 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
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Beginning Friday, June 24, 2022, the Shelby County Health Department will begin providing the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccines to children six months old up to age five at two locations Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, June 23, Mayor Lee Harris will host, in partnership with The Memphis Center for Independent Living, a forum to discuss measures that can help empower and enhance the lives of Shelby County residents with disabilities.
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has made it a priority to significantly increase investments managed by local investment firms and minority-owned investment firms that are able to generate superior returns. Recently, the Retirement Board,
The Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center provides resources, mental health supports, and other programming to prevent at-risk and justice-involved youth ages 13-17 from becoming further involved in the justice system.
The Fair Chance to Serve ordinance, sponsored by Republican Commissioner Mick Wright and Democratic Commissioner Van D. Turner, Jr., makes it easier for individuals with a criminal history to serve on volunteer boards and commissions.
Shelby County, TN – On Sunday, June 5, the Shelby County Fire Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service to Shelby County with an outdoor celebration for retirees, current employees, family, and friends. The Shelby County Fire Department
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Department of Parks and Neighborhoods recently welcomed gardeners who, for a third season, have claimed plots at the Shelby County Community Garden at Shelby Farms, making this
Shelby County, TN – Effective June 1, 2022, Harold Collins will take the reins as Shelby County’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the highest-ranking appointed official in Shelby County Government. As CAO, Collins will work closely with Mayor Lee
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will expand its hours of operation to include Thursdays, now giving residents three days to dispose of hazardous materials. This is hazardous waste that might otherwise
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department is alerting local health care providers and the public to be aware of signs and symptoms that could indicate monkeypox infection. No cases are under investigation in Shelby County at this time.
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, its partner organizations for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The organizations are the recipients of the Shelby County
Shelby County, TN – This Monday, May 23, Shelby County Government leaders will gather to raise awareness around the importance of pet adoptions and announce a proposed $250,000.00 grant to the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society. During the May 18
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Shelby County Health Department has teamed up with community partners, including Memphis-Shelby County Schools, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UT Health Science Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Latino Memphis, and MATA
Shelby County, TN – On Wednesday, May 18, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office will announce “A Childcare Benefit for Working Families,” a new benefit for county employees. The benefit is expected to offset the rising cost and often overwhelming burden of
Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, May 17, the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education will announce its partners for Shelby County’s first-ever Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Program. The selected summer camp operators applied for the 2022 Summer Camp
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Vijay Kalaga to the Economic Development Growth Engine Industrial Development board. Kalaga will be the first person of Indian descent to be appointed to the EDGE board. The EDGE board is
Shelby County, TN – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by
Shelby County, TN – Next Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner will convene leaders in mental health from across Shelby County to raise awareness about mental health supports available in our community and programs led by Shelby
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education is encouraging summer camp operators to apply for the 2022 Summer Camp Grants Program, a new initiative to allow more youth to attend high-quality summer camps throughout Shelby County.
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department has been authorized to collect yard debris from residential properties in unincorporated areas of the county and will accept appointments for pickup through April 29, 2022.
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government, in partnership with the University of Memphis SMART Center program, will open mental health tele-suites for young people, giving students access to needed mental health services. Through the tele-suites,
The National Weather Service has indicated that active weather events will continue to impact the Mid-South through midnight Wednesday. There is a moderate risk of severe weather as strong to severe storms move through the area this afternoon into the
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Sheriff Floyd Bonner, Jr. announce a new effort that will place trained mental health professionals in the field with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. This will allow embedded clinical
April is Second Chance Month. Enacted by President Joe Biden in 2021, the President's idea is to focus on policies and programs that aid in crime prevention, reduce recidivism, and expand opportunities so that individuals with a criminal history can rejoi...
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will partner with the Shelby County Commission and the Moral Budget Coalition to host a virtual town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. The town hall meeting will launch the
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government will continue the distribution of free masks to Shelby County residents, businesses, and faith-based organizations. The weekday distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at the Shelby
The National Weather Service has indicated there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. A cold front could bring severe thunderstorms with the possibility of damaging wind, heavy rainfall, and tornados to the Mid-South.
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will deliver remarks at the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Luncheon on today, Tuesday, March 29, at 11:15 a.m. at 280 Cynthia Place. The event is hosted by the Military Retirees Tri-State Area
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 26.
Since I have been Mayor of Shelby County, I have regularly lifted up the concerns of the oppressed here at home and in places around the world. I have pushed for an expansion of our country’s refugee program and worked with stakeholders, like Wo...
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces today, March 15, 2022, that DeAndre Brown, has been promoted to permanent executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown has served as interim executive director since August
Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Mayor Lee Harris will join the new Shelby County Music Advisory Commission and Memphis Rock and Soul board members to host an advance screening of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary Television
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer a free ACT test prep class for Shelby County students on Saturday, March 12.
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience Program. Applications are available now through Friday, April 8, 2022, at www.shelbycountytn.gov/mswe. Participants
Work is underway to double the capacity of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court. This vital court provides access to mental health care and other services for offenders with mental illnesses. Currently, the court has the capacity to support 50 in...
Shelby County, TN – The Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Shelby County Youth & Family Resource Center will offer in March free ACT test prep sessions for Shelby County students.
Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris will host on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 a public awareness event to discuss the events in Ukraine and why communities like Shelby County should pay attention. Participants in the conversation will include P.J. Moore,
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael will be available on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, to preview new legislation to expand the placement of youth counselors in police precincts. The proposed resolution will
The National Weather Service has indicated there is an enhanced risk for severe storms across the majority of the Mid-South on Thursday, February 17, 2022. In addition, there is a marginal risk of flash flooding, and a wind advisory is in effect through
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government reminds the public that there are masks available for pickup from the Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. The agency has free surgical masks and a limited number of N95 masks
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government’s Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center (CVRCC) has partnered with Moms Demand Action to illuminate the Hernando de Soto Bridge in recognition of National Gun Violence Survivors Week, which runs February 1-7.
Shelby County has been significantly impacted by the ice storm that began on Thursday, February 3, 2022. At the height of the storm, there were over one hundred seventy-five calls for downed power lines and tree limbs with over 30% of Shelby County’s
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for portions of the Mid-South. Rainfall will continue through this morning/afternoon then transition to freezing rain and sleet overnight into Thursday morning. Freezing rain and/or sleet will
Shelby County, TN – Applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program will reopen Tuesday, February 1, 2022 with a larger staff and new tools that expand access to the program for county residents. The program, which has
For more than a decade, Northaven was plagued by trash from illegal dumping, litter, and blight. After we took office, those residents reached out to us about their perpetual problem. We knew we could find a solution.
That solution was the Northa...
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced that the administration’s plan to raise the salaries of over 200 corrections employees has been approved unanimously by the Shelby County Commission. Shelby County corrections officer
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named four new inductees to join the distinguished group of “Shelby County Shining Stars,” a special honor bestowed upon civic leaders who contribute to the betterment of Shelby County.
Shelby County, TN – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Commission Chairman Emeritus Eddie S. Jones, Jr., and Shelby County Commission Chairman Willie F. Brooks, Jr. will deliver a $3 million check to the Mid-South
Recently, our office recognized warriors who have led the way in the fight for public safety reforms across the South. The 2nd Annual Southern Justice Summit: Awards Ceremony honored individuals who have been in the trenches, working to make our communiti...
Shelby County, TN – On Friday, December 17, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join philanthropists Steve and Samantha Bryson, with the Never Forgotten Foundation, at the Whitehaven Walmart to kick-off a Christmas toy shopping spree for 300
Shelby County, TN – On Monday, December 13, 2021, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will join representatives from the City of Millington, the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and Naval Support Activity Mid-South to break
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, General Sessions Court Judge Gerald Skahan, Chief Public Defender Phyllis Aluko, and District Attorney General Amy Weirich announce an expansion of Shelby County’s Mental Health Court.
Thanks to President Biden's leadership we are set to address even more of the many needs of Shelby County residents hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In March, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. Th...
Shelby County, TN – Today, November 24, 2021, Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman will host an event and press conference to raise awareness about a significant increase in local property tax relief available to low-income
Since the end of the conflict in Afghanistan this August, federal officials say more than 123,000 Afghans have been airlifted out of their homeland. Thousands of Afghan evacuees were brought to the United States and some are now in Shelby County. It is my...
I say quite often that Shelby County is the greatest county in Tennessee. Many things make our county great. Shelby County’s more than 52,000 veterans are at the top of the list.
Earlier this week, we came together for our 4th Annual Shelby Count...
Shelby County, TN – On Friday, November 19, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office will host the “Southern Justice Summit Awards Ceremony” to honor criminal justice reform leaders. Last year, Mayor Harris’ office hosted its first “Southern Justice Summit”
It is encouraging to see projects that focus on ridding our community of blight. That’s what’s happening in South Memphis. We recently transferred 71 blighted properties from the Shelby County Land Bank to two nonprofit organizations t...
Shelby County, TN – The Office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is seeking applicants for a new, six-month-long fellowship designed to expose early-career journalists to local government and public policy. The Mayoral Fellow in Journalism and Government
Recently, we brought together residents from all walks of life to form the Shelby County Mayor's Office COVID-19 Community Council. These Shelby County residents volunteered to serve. They served as trusted messengers within their own networks wh...
Our administration has worked hard to include the voices of Shelby County's young people. These young people have used their voices to offer creative solutions on issues impacting their generation and all of our county's residents. We ar...
Shelby County, TN – Today, Shelby County leaders will come together to discuss the issue of fraudulent deed filings and the potential housing crisis faced by our community. Participants in the radio forum include Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris,
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government and its partner nonprofit organizations want community help to create an alphabet book that highlights the beauty of our community and encourages literacy for our youngest readers. The “A-to-Z Shelby County
Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris is pleased to announce that Audrey Tipton has been named interim director of administration and finance for Shelby County Government. Tipton replaces Mathilde Crosby, who is moving to the private sector.
Shelby County, TN – On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Shelby County Office of Reentry will host an open house event to connect formerly incarcerated individuals with staff, services, and employment opportunities. Office of Reentry case managers
Shelby County, TN – Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners have worked collaboratively with Mayor Lee Harris’ administration to produce an American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan to see Shelby County into the next phase of the COVID-19
Last week, I presented to the Shelby County Commission’s Budget and Finance Committee our planned allocations for the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds coming to our county. Thanks to President Joe Biden, these new resources will allow us t...
Shelby County, TN – As our community comes together after Thursday’s senseless mass shooting, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and all in his administration grieve with the Town of Collierville. Shelby County Government has resources available through
Last week, the Shelby County Commission gave its final approval for an ordinance that seeks to limit where companies can construct oil pipelines. The County Commission’s bipartisan 10-0 vote is intended to protect Shelby County neighborhoods and...
Studies show when an ex-offender has the ability to earn a decent living, they are less likely to break the law and return to prison. A new barber training program for inmates with the Shelby County Division of Corrections aims to provide the skills neces...
Shelby County, TN- On Thursday, September 16, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris and Shelby County COVID-19 Community Council will release a public service announcement that encourages young people 12 and older to get vaccinated. The PSA was created by high
Shelby County is an agricultural powerhouse. That was on full display last month at our first ever Shelby County Summer Ag Day, where we brought cows, chickens, goats, and a pig to Civic Center Plaza in Downtown Memphis. Our recent Ag Day was an opportuni...
No one could have predicted that as September 2020 marked the beginning of my administration's third year, we would continue to face the unimaginable. Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, businesses were closed, schools grappled with onlin...
Shelby County, TN – Mayor Lee Harris has announced a new opportunity for local residents to learn about the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry in Shelby County. The 2021 Summer Ag Day celebrates the farmers, agricultural businesses, and innovations
I have said many times that Shelby County is the greatest county in Tennessee.
With more than 763,000 square miles, we are the largest county in the state. We have more than 930,000 residents, the biggest population in the state. It's a county bri...
The intersection of Pleasant Ridge Road at State Route 14 will be closed to traffic in both east and west directions for approximately three (3) weeks for road construction starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16th and remain closed until 12:00 a.m.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department is holding an informational session about its National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a free, evidence-based, year-long lifestyle change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and
Shelby County, TN – In alignment with federal partners, Shelby County Government will begin requiring regular asymptomatic testing for unvaccinated Shelby County employees whose occupations place them at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19, beginning
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
As the Delta variant continues to surge, we continue our outreach to everyone in Shelby County to remind them of the importance of getting the vaccine to help stem the tide of this deadly pandemic. Our latest effort includes a prison education program at ...
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years
Shelby County, TN- On Saturday, July 31, from 3-6 p.m., the Office of Mayor Lee Harris’ COVID-19 Community Council Ambassadors will support a vaccine "pop-up" location at the Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave. in Uptown. Uptown area residents
Certified as a "Disparate Jurisdiction," the City of Memphis, along with Shelby County, Tennessee, are submitting a joint application for funds in the amount of $931,746 as allocated under the FY2021 Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Every day dealing with COVID-19 is more political than the last. Our Health Department employees have been harassed and threatened.
The politicization of the pandemic has been a dangerous trend here and around the country, as we continue to battle COVID-19...
Shelby County, TN – On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Shelby County local executives, small business owners, and government leaders will convene online for a series of discussion on best practices when conducting business in the wake of COVID-19.
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has issued an executive order for Shelby County Administration employees that gives them four hours of paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has found that workers are significantly
Roughly 95% of all inmates nationwide will return to their communities, a fact that's true for the inmates in custody with the Shelby County Division of Corrections, where the average stay is from two to four years.
I believe while those inmates are in She...
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Health Department’s Pollution Control Section has issued a special air quality statement to warn vulnerable residents about the potential health impacts posed by particulate matter from wildfires in the western United States
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 – On Saturday, July 17th, the Office of Mayor Lee Harris will kick off the next literature drop, this time targeting the 38128 ZIP code in Berclair. Mayor Harris’ team will deliver materials translated into Spanish directly on the door
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will nominate Dr. Michelle Taylor to be the next director of the Shelby County Health Department. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of White Station High School in Memphis and earned a Bachelor of Science-Biology
Shelby County, TN – Shelby County Government has initiated a new collaborative that will help the county’s nonprofit organizations better coordinate, connect, and communicate between themselves and with Shelby County Government. The centerpiece of these
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who recently handled food at Zayde’s Deli located at 6560 Poplar Avenue. This employee worked during a period of time when ill or infectious and potentially exposed
We're proud that Shelby County administers a program to help residents buy homes and fulfill the age-old American dream.
And we're especially proud of the recent changes we've made to give program participants more money for down payments, lower interest r...
In early March of 2020, the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed here in Shelby County.
Since that day the capacity of local government has been tested like no other time in recent history. We’ve been called on to help support the local ec...
Over the course of many months, we have instituted a growing slate of mental health reforms to better the lives of Shelby County residents and our county employees.
As has been stated many times before, the coronavirus pandemic brought to the fore the some...
This week it was my privilege to welcome some of Shelby County’s best and brightest young people for the first day of our 2021 Mayor's Summer Work Experience program.
It’s an opportunity for participants to work a paying summer job and learn about Shelby C...
With summer just a few weeks away, Shelby County and our nation seem well on the road toward a return to normalcy.
But as eager as we are to get back to our lives before the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that we continue to make progress getting She...
Last year my administration enacted a new Shelby County paid parental leave policy for employees whose families welcomed a new addition.
Unfortunately, there are other, less joyous circumstances that arise and force employees to be away from work.
The message last week was simple and profound: If you’re vaccinated, you’re safe. No masks, no social distancing.
That was the announcement a few days ago from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President Joe Biden. Our ...
This week we acknowledge a step forward in the protection of Shelby County neighborhoods and our valuable water resources from oil pipelines and the potential damage they can spawn.
On Monday, the Shelby County Commission approved in the first of three rea...
Last year, when we made the decision to reestablish the Shelby County Community Gardens, the coronavirus had not yet touched our community and social distancing was not even in our vocabulary.
The intent then was to provide a free outdoor space for residen...
My administration’s work toward better mental health care outcomes for our community has taken another step forward.
On Monday the Shelby County Commission approved a contract with Alliance Healthcare Services, a mental healthcare provider, that ...
Earlier this week, I presented my third consolidated budget to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
I’m pleased to say that the $1.4 billion proposed budget contains no property tax increases, no cuts, gives a 1.5 percent pay raise to all ou...
Last Friday was a beautiful day, perfect for riding a bike.
That’s what Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess and I did with dozens of our friends, colleagues and neighbors.
We led a safe, family-friend bike ride through Shelby Farms Park to kick of...
More than a year into our battle with the coronavirus, we have all worked hard to reduce fatality and infection rates, to re-open businesses, and to return to our churches and family gatherings.
We’ve worked to emphasize best practices, like wear...