Lawrence County, Tennessee Board of County Commissioners

Commissioner Wayne Yocom
Wayne Yocom
District 1
Commissioner Dennis Gillespie
Dennis Gillespie
District 3
Commissioner Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown
District 4
Commissioner Phillip Hood
Phillip Hood
District 5
Commissioner Bobby Clifton
Bobby Clifton
District 6
Commissioner Aaron Story
Aaron Story
District 7
Commissioner Mark Niedergeses
Mark Niedergeses
District 8
Commissioner Ronnie Benefield
Ronnie Benefield
District 9
Commissioner Delano Benefield
Delano Benefield
District 10
Commissioner Scott Franks
Scott Franks
District 11

Jim Modlin
District 12
Commissioner Alanna Harris
Alanna Harris
District 13
Commissioner Nathan Keeton
Nathan Keeton
District 14
Commissioner Tammy Wisdom
Tammy Wisdom
District 15
Commissioner Shane Eaton
Shane Eaton
District 16
Commissioner Bert Spearman
Bert Spearman
District 17 
Commissioner Russ Brewer
Russ Brewer
District 18 
 

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The Board of County Commissioners is the chief administrative and policy making body of Lawrence County government and consists of eighteen members. Board members are elected to four-year terms. Lawrence County is divided into 18 Districts with each district electing 1 Commissioner.

Lawrence County Commission Meeting Room

The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy setting body of Lawrence County. As such, the Board enacts all legislation and authorizes programs and expenditures within Lawrence County. The single greatest responsibility of the Board is control over the County's finances. Every fiscal year the Board the County Commission must adopt a budget which appropriates funds to the many departments and agencies of the Lawrence County Government; and, at the same time, provides sufficient revenue to meet these appropriations.

During the September Regular Session meeting each year, the Board selects a Chairman and Chairman Pro-Tempore (Vice Chair). The Chairman selects committee membership with a Chair Person designated for each committee. The Commission has the authority to establish committees whose membership can include non-elected members.

Regular Session Meeting Schedule: The Lawrence County Board of Commissioners meet in regular session bi-monthly, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM at the Lawrence County Commission Meeting Room at the Lawrence County Courthouse. The public is encouraged to attend. 

Committee Meeting Schedule: Throughout any given month, the Board of Commissioners hold various committee meetings. These meeting dates and time will be published in the local paper and also posted to the calendar on the front page on the County's Official Website. Commissioners provide the general public time before each regular session meeting to address the Board on issues that affect our county. The public's input is very important to the Board and feedback is encouraged.

 

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2016-2017 Board Leadership and Committee Membership

williamsjackson Chairman of the County Commission: County Executive T.R. Williams 

Chairman Pro-Tempore of the County Commission: Commissioner Chris D. Jackson


* Denotes Chairman of Committee ** Denotes Vice Chair of Committee

Audit Committee

* Karen Woodall

** Scott Franks

Shane Eaton

Jerry Putman

Polly Marsh

 

Beer Board

* Larry Glass

** Russ Brewer

Michelle Eaton

Chris Smith

Randy Brewer

 

Budget Committee

* T.R. Williams

** Scott Franks

Brandon Brown

Russ Brewer

Wayne Yocom

 

Centralized Finance Study Committee

* TR Williams

** Shane Eaton

Scott Franks

Bert Spearman

Teresa Purcell

 

Economic & Community Development Committee

* Russ Brewer

** Alanna Harris

Shane Eaton

Bert Spearman

Tammy Wisdom

 

Facilities/Properties Committee

* Ronnie Benefield

** Phil Hood

Bobby Clifton

Alanna Harris

Bert Spearman

 

Grievance Committee

* Larry Glass

** Tony Crouch

Mary Green

Tonya Roper

Paula Slater

 

Highway Committee

* Brandon Brown

** Ronnie Benefield

Wayne Yocom

Denny Gillespie

Chris Jackson

 

Human Resources

*Phil Hood

** Shane Eaton

Nathan Keeton

Delano Benefield

Jim Modlin

 

Purchasing Committee

* T.R. Williams

* Bert Spearman

Chris Jackson

Ronnie Benefield

Nathan Keeton

 

Resolution Committee

* Alana Harris

** Brandon Brown

Bobby Clifton

Delano Benefield

Jim Modlin

 

School Board Liaison Committee

* Chris Jackson

** Scott Franks

Jim Modlin

Russ Brewer

Tammy Wisdom

 

Solid Waste Committee

* Phil Hood

** Denny Gillespie

Wayne Yocom

Delano Benefield

Aaron Story

 

Technology Committee

* Chris Jackson

** Scott Franks

Nathan Keeton

Aaron Story

Jim Modlin

 

Utilities/Energy Efficiency Committee

* Phil Hood

** Brandon Brown

Denny Gillispie

Aaron Story

Tammy Wisdom

 

Workplace Safety Committee

* Phil Hood

** Shane Eaton

Delano Benefield

Nathan Keeton

Jim Modlin