The City of Murfreesboro’s goal is to engage its citizens in a sense of shared responsibility to the community. In the 2012 Budget, City Council set a goal to look for ways to establish new partnerships and bring residents together to help address and solve community challenges. There are many ways a citizen can develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to make a difference in the community. Taking advantage of the City’s open records policy and exploring this website are among the ways a citizen can gain knowledge. Participating in citizen academies, attending boards and commissions meetings and volunteering for activities and committees are also among ways one can actively engage and make a difference. We believe by providing access to information and encouraging conversations through multiple and convenient methods, civic engagement will result in a better city.
Recently, the City of Murfreesboro added a Service Excellence Coordinator to assist our citizens with various issues. This position was established to help our citizens navigate through the local government framework. Sometimes, it is hard just knowing where to begin. Ms. Shannon Logan from our Planning Department was moved into this role to assist the public. In addition, Ms. Logan is available to speak to community groups, neighborhood associations, or schools on local government and community involvement. If you have questions or need assistance from Ms. Logan, she can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 615-849-2629 or in the Administration Offices at Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 W. Vine Street.
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Citizens Fire Academy and Citizens Police Academy are six-week programs that offer a small group of area residents the opportunity to view and participate in the activities and services provided by the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (MFRD) and Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD). Academy participants will receive an insider’s view of operations. The academies conclude with a graduation ceremony with class members receiving certificates of completion.
All City council appointed boards, commissions and committees are open to the public and are advertised in a locally distributed publication, The Murfreesboro Post. They can also be found on this website. (From the homepage, scroll down to the Meetings section and click calendar or in the I want to . . . menu, hover over Check and then choose Meetings Calendar.) On the calendar, click on the meeting name to obtain meeting times and locations, as well as agendas, when available. Submit your interest in serving on a board, commission or committee by completing a questionnaire. When a vacancy occurs on that board, commission or committee, your interest will be considered by City council members for appointment.
All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in public hearings. (From the homepage, in the I want to . . . menu, hover over Check and choose Public Notices, or in the About Us menu, hover over Open Government and choose Public Notices.)
Tune in to CityTV (Comcast channel 3 or AT&T U-verse channel 99) to find out what’s happening in Murfreesboro. The city’s government access channels provide:• coverage of numerous city public meetings • local informational programming about city programs and services offered by city departments• local election candidate forums• information on public health, safety and welfare issues• information on local city school closings and city emergency information• information about the city and city departments on the video bulletin board • view of traffic conditions through over 20 cameras throughout the city
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The city’s mission is to serve its citizens. To help you become familiar with what each department does, browse these web pages:
City DepartmentsServicesHelpful InformationOpen Government
Here is a contact list for city council members, department heads and key department personnel. Please contact us with your questions, ideas, comments and suggestions about our city.