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Remote Participation in Metro Government Board and Commission Meetings

In these trying times of the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Government continues to work for you, our residents. Many of Metro’s boards and commissions continue to deliberate essential issues and make decisions that affect you, your home and your neighborhood. As a member of our community, you have the right to have a voice in these meetings. The Metropolitan Government is committed to allowing you to comment on agenda items from the comfort of your home. This will help to balance public health and social distancing guidelines with the importance of your input as a resident.

Virtual participation is a way to attend and participate in a public meeting. You can virtually attend the meeting and listen to the discussion about items on the agenda. To find out whether a board or commission meeting is being held virtually, visit and click on the name of the board or commission you’d like to see.

Use this virtual meeting reference as a guide.

Find a Meeting

Watch the Meeting as it Happens

Provide Comments Virtually

Some public meetings have agenda items that are open for public comment. You can find this info for the meeting you are interested by reviewing the meeting agenda at If there are agenda items that are open for public comment, there are four possible ways for you to give feedback on agenda items from your home:

  • Call and leave a recorded voicemail
  • Send an email
  • Join the meeting electronically from a digital device that’s connected to the Internet
  • Call in live from your phone

Remember that the availability of public comment and the methods available will depend on the specific meeting, so refer to the meeting’s agenda.

Terms and Conditions of Virtual Participation

Updated April 24, 2020

Accurately providing all the information requested is required as a condition of participating and offering public comment during this meeting. You will not be given the opportunity to participate in this meeting if you do not provide all the requested information, or if you provide information that is fake or fraudulent. Information provided in this context will only be used for the governmental purpose of facilitating this public meeting and will not be sold, but anything stated during a public meeting may be aired on television and/or made available for streaming via YouTube if recorded, and any information provided in written or recorded form will constitute a public record and may be required to be disclosed pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, if a request for the information is made pursuant to that Act. If you are under 18 years of age, you must not provide this information without the consent and assistance or your parent or legal guardian. Moreover, the Metropolitan Government reserves the right to terminate your public comments during the meeting if they include statements that:

  • are fraudulent, libelous, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, intimidating, defamatory or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate;
  • promote or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, creed, gender identity, or sexual orientation;
  • target any ethnic, racial, age or religious group, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity or disability status;
  • contain confidential information (e.g. HIPAA protected information), unless the information is about yourself and you are consenting to its public disclosure;
  • constitute advertising or solicitation;
  • contain information that may compromise the safety or security of the public, Metro Government employees, or those in the care of the Metro Government;
  • endorse illegal behavior or activity that violates any law or regulation;
  • are deemed to be off-topic or to disrupt the purposes of the public meeting; or
  • fail to comply in any way with the Rules and Procedures applicable to the Metro Council meeting in which you are participating.

Terms and Conditions of Virtual Participation (PDF)