Policy and Government Affairs

The Policy and Government Affairs team supports the organization by participating in various local, statewide, and national initiatives being carried out by public agencies and non-profit organizations.  This work includes building partnerships with other organizations with a common interest in aging and disability issues, population health outcomes, affordable housing, social equity and inclusion, environmental quality, and growth and development trends.

A significant part of the team’s activities center around the review and analysis of proposed policies, rule-making, or legislation that could have an impact – for better or worse – on GNRC programs, clients, and local member communities.  GNRC monitors activities within the Tennessee General Assembly and U.S. Congress to inform local elected leaders on bills that may impact their community or the region as a whole.

  1. Peter Westerholm

    Policy Director

  1. Shelly Hazle

    Senior Policy Advisor