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The Chairman's Perspective Podcast is hosted by Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Mark Billingsley. Each episode features a unique look at Shelby County, Shelby County government and some of our elected officials and other key stakeholders.

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The Chairman's Perspective Podcast is hosted by Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Mark Billingsley. Each episode features a unique look at Shelby County, Shelby County government and some of our elected officials and other key stakeholders.

    My Money Is On Memphis | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    My Money Is On Memphis | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Jim Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival. as they discuss:

    The cancellation of Memphis In May in 2020 due to COVID-19.
    The positive impact Memphis in May has on touring in Memphis and Shelby County.
    The reasons behind the decision to cancel Memphis In May rather than attempt a virtual festival.
    The plans and preparation for Memphis In May in 2021.

    • 31 min
    An Honest Conversation | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    An Honest Conversation | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Terri Freeman, President of The National Civil Rights Museum as they discuss:

    The impact COVID-19 has had on the National Civil Rights Museum.
    The symbolic importance of the National Civil Rights Museum amid national unrest.
    Plans for reopening the museum to tourists and visitors during the pandemic.
    The importance the National Civil Rights Museum has on tourism in the City of Memphis and Shelby County

    • 30 min
    COVID-19's Impact on The Youth | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    COVID-19's Impact on The Youth | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Dr. Altha Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as they discuss:

    The impact COVID-19 has had on the mental health of the youth in Shelby County
    The importance of social interaction with the youth during this time of isolation
    The services provided to help the youth dealing with mental health issues during this difficult time

    • 29 min
    Back In Stride Again | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    Back In Stride Again | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Kevin Kane, President and CEO of The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau as they discuss:

    The impact COVID-19 has had on tourism in Shelby County

    The importance of tourist attractions and convention centers on the economy in Shelby County.
    The steps the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau have taken to stay afloat during this difficult time
    What the future of tourism looks like in the future

    • 28 min
    Economic Recovery Done Right | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    Economic Recovery Done Right | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Beverly Robertson, CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. as they discuss:

    The work the Greater Memphis Chamber does to help facilitate small business growth in Memphis and Shelby County.
    The impact COVID-19 has had on the small businesses of Memphis and Shelby County.
    Information on how the Greater Memphis Chamber plans to combat the potential loss of business and to preserve small businesses in Memphis.

    • 26 min
    Healing, Helping, and Serving Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    Healing, Helping, and Serving Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

    On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

    Shelby County's community efforts, with director Dorcas Young Griffin, to help the citizens of the county during the Coronavirus pandemic
    Steps being taken to provide food and other essential needs for the citizens in Shelby County
    Information on how the Shelby County Community Services division is helping in providing testing and other medical assistance to the underserved communities in the county

    • 27 min

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