Tag Archives: Roane State

Highway Department

{Brian Matthews}

We always say we are blessed to work at the Roane County Highway Department, but as in any occupation, some months are better than others. One thing that will always make a month great is when we can visit a classroom of students during transportation week to talk about what we do, give them some gifts, and hopefully make some memories. We want to thank the Midtown Education Center for having us during transportation week. Last month, we also said bye to Christian Moore as he leaves us to go and work in Oak Ridge. Christian has worked with us during his time at Roane State, an Internship, and Tennessee Tech. Christian’s younger brother, Gabe, works for us while he is attending Roane State. We also attended the annual TDOT Litter Grant training where we learned about the future of the “Nobody Trashes Tennessee” campaign and what the future of it looks like. As always, if we can help you out let us know by calling 865.882.9782.

Christian Moore and Dennis Ferguson, Road Superintendent

Ben Wilson – District 6 – Oct 2018

Benjamin Wilson was born in Roane County and has been a resident of Kingston his entire life. Wilson graduated from Calvary Baptist in Kingston and Roane State with a degree in Criminal Justice Investigations. Since graduating, he went into law enforcement and graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in 1993. In 2000, Wilson was hired by Wackenhut Services Inc (WSI) for the Department Of Energy and subsequently graduated from the National Technical Systems (NTS) in Albuquerque, NM. Wilson has served on the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership Committee Voluntary Protection Program for DOE and is currently a captain with the security force in Oak Ridge under National Strategic Protective Services for the Department of Energy.

In 1993 Wilson married another local from Kingston, Stacey Russell. The Wilsons are proud to raise their three daughters, Sierra, Kaylee, and Abby in Kingston. Enhancing the growth of Roane County and providing a future for his three daughters are in large part the reason why Wilson decided to run for the commission. Wilson wants to ensure a fruitful future for the young sons and daughters of Roane County thru education, jobs, and industry. With gratefulness and humility, Wilson “looks forward to serving our citizens, and making a difference in our community.”

Hyper Reach Emergency Information System – May 2018

{Traci Cofer, Assistant Director of Office of Emergency Services}

Traci Cofer, the Assistant Director for the Roane County Office of Emergency Services, spoke at the Leadership Roane County Class of 2018 Graduation and Chamber Banquet on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Leadership Roane County 2018 class members collaborated together to develop a media campaign for Roane County’s Hyper-Reach Emergency Information System. The Office of Emergency Services (OES) partnered with Roane State’s Communications Professor and students to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to be shown on local television stations, social media platforms, as well as radio stations. The success of this project is measurable because we can watch the number of sign-ups grow over the years as the PSA is circulated throughout the various categories of media. You can see the chart below for the base number of sign-ups for 2018. We also partnered with Roane State’s Student Activities Coordinator to have all annual incoming Freshmen signed up when they come in for Orientation. OES also purchased two 39” x 88” banners with signup information to be displayed at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Harriman and the Roane County Courthouse. Our next step in the media campaign project is to have all City/ County Officials and community leaders post pictures of themselves with our banner with the slogan “I’m signed up! “on their various pages and social media sites. This will help promote sign up based on the public trust in their community leaders.

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