Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) on Monday announced the reappointment of Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) to the The Southern States Energy Board
“Encouraging economic development through the study of sound energy and environmental policy is key to the continued advancement of Tennessee’s economy," said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Senator Norris has shown great leadership on issues of energy, environment and economic development and has served Tennessee well on the Southern States Energy Board. I’m proud to reappoint him.”
The Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is a non-profit interstate compact organization created in 1960. The Board's mission is to enhance economic development and the quality of life in the South through innovations in energy and environmental policies, programs and technologies. Sixteen southern states and two territories comprise the membership of SSEB. Each jurisdiction is represented by the governor and a legislator from the House and Senate.
SSEB was created by state law and consented to by Congress with a broad mandate to contribute to the economic and community well-being of the southern region. The Board exercises this mandate through the creation of programs in the fields of energy and environmental policy research, development and implementation, science and technology exploration and related areas of concern. SSEB serves its members directly by providing timely assistance designed to develop effective energy and environmental policies and programs and represents its members before governmental agencies at all levels.