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.
 

Trade Licensing Board

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Arnold Blackwell
(865) 425-3583
ablackwell@oakridgetn.gov


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
JawrellCook  Dec 31, 2021
F. WayneGarber  Dec 31, 2022
JeffLewis  Dec 31, 2021
MichaelMaddux  Dec 31, 2023
JoeMcCarty  Dec 31, 2023
DannyScott  Dec 31, 2023
JerrySeiber  Dec 31, 2023

Purpose:

The purpose of the Board is shall set standards and procedures for the qualification, examination, and licensing of Class I Electrical Contractors, Class II Residential Electrical Contractors, Master Electrician Certifications, Master Plumbers, and Journeyperson Certifications under the provisions of the electrical and plumbing codes of the City of Oak Ridge. Such standards and procedures shall be approved by City Council. The Board shall exercise the powers and perform the duties provided for in the electrical and plumbing codes of the City of Oak Ridge and shall have such other duties and powers as are necessary to carry out the intent and provisions of the electrical and plumbing codes of the City of Oak Ridge.

Composition:

Effective January 1, 2013, such board shall be composed of two (2) members holding a current and valid Class I or II electrical license from the City of Oak Ridge, two (2) members holding a current and valid plumber's license from the City of Oak Ridge, two (2) members holding a current and valid mechanical license from the City of Oak Ridge, if such qualified applicants are available, and the remaining member from the public at large, including persons who possess current and valid electrical, plumbing, and mechanical licenses. Four (4) members constitute a quorum and the concurring vote of a majority of those members present at a meeting is required for board action.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Title LocationDateTime
Trade Licensing Board City Manager's Conference Room Dec 14, 2021
Canceled
5:00PM
Trade Licensing Board City Manager's Conference Room Jan 11, 2022
5:00PM

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 Trade Licensing Board, please click here.


Non-City Created Boards


Anderson County Board of Equalization
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated ยง67-1-401, 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, 2021

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
Susan AsburyDec 31, 2021

Anderson County Development Corporation


Member NameTerm End
Richard ChinnDec 31, 2021
Thomas TuckDec 31, 2021

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
Rick ChinnDec 31, 2023
Karen CrutchfieldDec 31, 2021
Eric ToblerDec 31, 2021

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
Mike MagillJul 09, 2022

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
Nancy StanleyJun 30, 2022

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
Anderson County Board of EqualizationKathyEdwards Dec 31, 2021
Anderson County Community Action CommissionSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2021
Anderson County Development CorporationThomasTuck Dec 31, 2021
Anderson County Development CorporationRichardChinn Dec 31, 2021
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationKarenCrutchfield Dec 31, 2021
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationEricTobler Dec 31, 2021
Beer Permit BoardDavidMosby Dec 31, 2021
Beer Permit BoardMarkCantrell Dec 31, 2021
Board of Zoning AppealsSusanDonnelly Dec 31, 2021
Board of Zoning AppealsDavidGengozian Dec 31, 2021
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeNaomiAsher Dec 31, 2021
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeBarbaraFerrell Dec 31, 2021
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeCarolSmallridge Dec 31, 2021
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2021
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRebeccaBowman Dec 31, 2021
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardWilliamDean Dec 31, 2021
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardWendeDoolittle Dec 31, 2021
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRobertKennedy Dec 31, 2021
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardKelleySmith Dec 31, 2021
Health and Educational Facilities BoardRichardWallace Dec 31, 2021
Industrial Development BoardHaroldTrapp Dec 31, 2021
Industrial Development BoardDavidWilson Dec 31, 2021
Industrial Development BoardPhillipYager Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityJamesPalmer Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityAnneDunthorn Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsAnneDunthorn Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsCharlieJernigan Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsKellyCallison Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionL.Hensley Dec 31, 2021
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionBenjaminStephens Dec 31, 2021
Personnel Advisory BoardBonnieHebert Dec 31, 2021
Personnel Advisory BoardMarthaWallus Dec 31, 2021
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDavidKitzmiller Dec 31, 2021
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDanielRobbins Dec 31, 2021
Senior Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2021
Senior Advisory BoardRobertSmallridge Dec 31, 2021
Trade Licensing BoardJawrellCook Dec 31, 2021
Trade Licensing BoardJeffLewis Dec 31, 2021
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2021
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardllonaKaczocha Dec 31, 2021
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMelissaMcMahan Dec 31, 2021