House Speaker Beth Harwell strongly supported funding efforts for new construction
(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) announced today that the State Building Commission has officially approved funding for
the construction of new facilities at the Walters State Community College campus in Sevier County.
The monies will cover the cost of construction for a new building for Allied Health Labs, additional classrooms, and professional entertainment labs. They would also allow for the creation of ancillary buildings and renovations to accommodate mechanical systems.
The $12.5 million project was officially approved today by the State Building Commission which oversees construction of all public state buildings and structures. In recent years, the Commission’s responsibility has been expanded to include authority over most improvement and demolition projects of property owned by the state.
“It is imperative for us to support our colleges and universities across the state in order to ensure they have the essential resources that will allow them to prepare students for the 21st-century job market,” said Chairman Carr. “I am grateful to the State Building Commission for investing in this important project that will allow Walters State to meet the needs of our growing community.
Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) — a member of the State Building Commission — was a strong supporter of this critical project and encouraged the commission to approve the necessary funding.
“Projects like this are important in ensuring our college campuses have the tools they need to serve our students and teachers on a daily basis,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am proud of my colleagues for coming together and moving this initiative forward; I also thank Representative Carr for his dedication to education and to serving the residents of House District 12 and our state.”
Dale Carr serves as a member of the House Transportation and House Local Government Committees. He is also the Chairman of the House Local Government Subcommittee. Carr lives in Sevierville and represents House District 12, which includes part of Sevier County. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-5981.