Senate Resolution recognizes Cumberland Plateau region
On Monday, Nov. 15, the Byrdstown / Pickett County Chamber of Commerce received notification from the Office of State Senator Charlotte Burks of the Senate Joint Resolution No. 980.
This resolution signed by Governor Phil Bredesen, Speaker of the Senate Ron Ramsey, Speaker of the House of Representatives Kent Williams and Senator Burks recognizes the beauty and cultural heritage of the Cumberland Plateau region and itâ€™s importance to local economic development and quality of life. The proclamation states:
Whereas, Tennesseeâ€™s Cumberland Plateau corridor, stretching from this Stateâ€™s northern borders to its southern borders, is recognized for it distinctive geology, its wealth of scenic beauty, its great diversity of natural habitats, and its cultural heritage; and
Whereas, the regionâ€™s outstanding scenic, recreational and educational resources, its rich historic fabric, and its living cultural traditions represent valuable tourism assets which can, with proper stewardship, development, and management, contribute significantly to local economic development and quality of life in every county of the region; and
Whereas, neglect and lack of appreciation of these tourism assets can severely impair their economic potential and greatly diminish the quality of life for corridor residents; and
Whereas, the purpose of this resolution is to increase public awareness, visitation, and appreciation of the Cumberland Plateau, but refrains from imposing any regulatory requirement; now, therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate of the one hundred sixth general assembly of the State of Tennessee, House of Representatives Concurring, the Cumberland Plateau is recognized for its scenic beauty, its recreational opportunities, and it cultural heritage, all which make the corridor an area which people from Tennessee and elsewhere might like to visit and enjoy.