BOARDS & COMMISSIONS


General Information

City of Oak Ridge Boards and Commissions are authorized by City Council. At present, there are 17 such boards and commissions in the City, but the Council can create other boards as it deems necessary. Oak Ridge residency is required for appointment to a City Board or Commission (except for the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hotel/Motel Representation and the Trade Licensing Board, under certain circumstances), and the members serve without compensation.

A resident of the City desiring to be a candidate for Council appointments to a board or a commission must submit the required application to the City Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building by the deadline advertised. Additional information may be included as part of the application process.  The application process will be posted on the City Clerk’s Departmental website outlining said information. A city-wide recruitment process will take place prior to the deadline and will include ads, press releases, and various website posts on the City’s website.

An end-of-year election will occur at a regular meeting of City Council held in January with the agenda packet containing all information received from applicants during the recruitment, sample ballot(s) or ballots, as well as an attendance record of interested incumbents for their most recent term of office. Following the election, appropriate letters shall be sent to all applicants from the City Clerk informing them of the outcome of the special meeting of City Council.

If you need an accessible entrance to the Municipal Building for a public meeting (the main public entrance requires the ability to walk up several steps), there is an accessible entrance on the far end of the south side of the building near the City Clerk’s Office. This entrance is a secured entrance, so please call (865) 425-5377 upon arrival for assistance.

 

Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of Directors

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Matt Widner
(865) 425-3531
mwidner@oakridgetn.gov


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
NikkiAdkisson  Dec 31, 2022
PeterBancroft  Dec 31, 2022
KellyCallison  Dec 31, 2022
TamaraGunter  Dec 31, 2024
MelindaHillman  Dec 31, 2023
CindyJohnson  Dec 31, 2024
KristinRobertucci  Dec 31, 2023

Purpose:

The Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation is hereby created pursuant to the authority of the Tennessee Local Land Bank Pilot Program set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated §13-30-101 et seq. By such statute, the Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation has authority to create a land bank for real property located with the boundaries of Oak Ridge. For purposes of this chapter, “land bank” means real property, however obtained or acquired and held by the Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation, with the intent of acquiring and holding on the real property so acquired until such time as the corporation is able to find a willing and able buyer to acquire the real property from the corporation.

Composition:

The Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation will consist of a seven (7) member Board of Directors who are electors and taxpayers in the City of Oak Ridge. One (1) members shall be a member of the City Council and preference may be given for persons with expertise in the fields of banking (including financing and property acquisitions); real estate (including marketing, appraisals, and assessments); and law (especially those with an interest in property law). If persons with such fields of expertise are not available, consideration should be given to persons with experience in residential construction, renovation, and/or rehabilitation; knowledge of the historic neighborhood stock, individual neighborhoods and community assets; knowledge in land bank functions; and experience in non-profit organizations; or if no individuals meet the aforementioned criteria, Council may appoint persons with the best attributable qualifications. The terms of office are for three (3) years beginning in January, 2019.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Title LocationDateTime
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of Directors - Regular Meeting Municipal Building Courtroom Dec 20, 2022
8:30AM
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of Directors - Work Session Municipal Building Courtroom Jan 03, 2023
8:30AM

View additional boards and commissions meetings by visiting the City Calendar here.

Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents:

To view Agendas, Minutes, and other Documents of the Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation, please click here. The Oak Ridge Land Bank Bylaws are also available for viewing


Non-City Created Boards


Anderson County Board of Equalization
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §67-1-401, Council appoints one (1) of the five (5) members to this Board. The appointee must be an Oak Ridge resident and a "freeholder and taxpayer." The term of office is for a two-year term.

Member NameTerm End
Kathy EdwardsDec 31, 2023

Anderson County Community Action Commission
This Commission is required by Tennessee law to have a Board of Directors comprised of eighteen (18) public and private agency representatives. One (1) seat is reserved for a Council appointee who must be an Oak Ridge resident and may be a member of Council. The term of office is a one-year term.

Member NameTerm End
William SloverDec 31, 2022

Anderson County Development Corporation


Member NameTerm End
Richard ChinnDec 31, 2025
Terri DaughertyDec 31, 2025

Anderson County Economic Development Association
The City is allocated four (4) of the twenty-five (25) seats on the Board of Directors of ACEDA. Council has elected to have the Mayor serve as one of the four (4) appointments, with the other three (3) appointments being at-large from Oak Ridge residents or members of Council.

Member NameTerm End
Jonathan BlackDec 31, 2025
Rick ChinnDec 31, 2023
George ClevelandDec 31, 2025

Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board


Member NameTerm End
Patrick BergeDec 31, 2023

Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad Authority


Member NameTerm End
Gordon FeeDec 31, 2023

Oak Ridge Utility District
ORUD was created for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, improving, bettering, extending, repairing, maintaining, and operating a gas system within the City Limits. By State law, the Board of Commissioners for ORUD consists of five (5) members, who are Oak Ridge residents, appointed by Council. Members are appointed as follows: thirty (30) days prior to expiration of a term of office, the City Manager meets with the Board of Commissioners (absent the outgoing member) to nominate a successor by majority vote. Council approves the nominee.

Member NameTerm End
James CharlesJul 01, 2023
Alan LibyJun 30, 2024

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
Anderson County Community Action CommissionWilliamSlover Dec 31, 2022
Beer Permit BoardWendeDoolittle Dec 31, 2022
Beer Permit BoardRaynauldCherry Dec 31, 2022
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsJosephLee Dec 31, 2022
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsMichaelMarsh Dec 31, 2022
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsPatrickMcMillan Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeRebeccaWilliams Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeTerryDomm Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeEmilyJernigan Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeKimberlyByrd Dec 31, 2022
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeMathewStanke Dec 31, 2022
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardAtilioAnzellotti Dec 31, 2022
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardJoelHewett Dec 31, 2022
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardNicholasPodar Dec 31, 2022
Health and Educational Facilities BoardLeonBaker Dec 31, 2022
Health and Educational Facilities BoardWilliamLogan Dec 31, 2022
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsNikkiAdkisson Dec 31, 2022
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsPeterBancroft Dec 31, 2022
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsKellyCallison Dec 31, 2022
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionClaudiaLever Dec 31, 2022
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionJimDodson Dec 30, 2022
Personnel Advisory BoardLisaBollinger Dec 31, 2022
Personnel Advisory BoardAnneGarcia Dec 31, 2022
Personnel Advisory BoardLynetteWaite Dec 31, 2022
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardMelissaMcMahan Dec 31, 2022
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardChristopherMelhorn Dec 31, 2022
Senior Advisory BoardPatriciaGengozian Dec 31, 2022
Trade Licensing BoardF. WayneGarber Dec 31, 2022
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardllonaKaczocha Dec 31, 2022
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardColinLoring Dec 31, 2022
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2022
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardGretaOwnby Dec 31, 2022