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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, June 12, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Panel Discussion: Impact of COVID-19 on Local Governments

Terry Frank, Anderson County Mayor

Warren Gooch, Mayor, City of Oak Ridge

Ron Woody, Roane County Executive

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We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Please Note: Your video camera and microphone will be active when you enter the meeting. You can choose to turn off your camera and microphone once you are in the "room". In order to allow for attendees to interact, the Zoom session will be open from 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning!

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in June.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

June 19 - Randy McNally, Lt. Governor, State of Tennessee
June 26 - ETEC Board of Directors (all members & their guests are welcome)
July 3 - NO ETEC, Happy 4th of July
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Virtual Events

June 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
June 11 - UT Non-Credit, Online Lunch & Learn: How to Motivate, Encourage, & Engage Teams
June 12 - TSBDC: Government Contracting-101-102 What’s Next?
June 17 - KTECH Lunch & Learn: Managed IT During COVID-19
June 19 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
June 24 - Innov865 Webinar: Mayor Indya Kincannon
June 24 - NNSA Virtual Job Fair
June 25 - Oak Ridge Chamber: Retirement Reception for Parker Hardy


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ETEC Call for 2020 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 21, 2020.
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ETEC After Hours Event Video

Want to see what happened at the May 27 After Hours event? Watch this video that Lunchpool, the interactive virtual platform we used, created for us.
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ETEC Virtual Conversation Videos

A select few of ETEC's Friday morning online meetings have been recorded and are available for you to watch in the Members Only section of the ETEC website.
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