veterans day

Lee recognizes five state employees’ military service

Gov. Bill Lee speaks at a press conference in Nashville on March 16, 2020. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Gov. Bill Lee is recognizing the service of five state employees in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Here’s the release from the Department of Veterans Services:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Tommy Baker and Tennessee Military Department

Adjutant General, Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and will honor nearly 456,000 veterans living in Tennessee on Wednesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

— Matt VanEpps, Office of the Governor, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, 5 years of outstanding state service.

— John Johnson, Department of Human Services, Assistant Commissioner, 10 years of outstanding state service.

— Jerry L. Seabolt, Department of Agriculture, Consumer Protection Director, 17 years of outstanding state service.

— John (Tripp) Voss, Military Department, Emergency Management Administrator, 15 years of outstanding state service.

— Tina Robinson, Department of Environment & Conversation, Environmental Manager, 29 years of outstanding state service.

WHO: Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Tommy Baker, Major General Jeff Holmes

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (CST)

WHERE: Tennessee Tower Plaza, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the third floor of the TN Tower.


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