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.

 
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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, 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, 2025
William SloverDec 31, 2023

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
Mike MagillJul 01, 2025

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
Thomas ClaryJun 30, 2025
Alan LibyJun 30, 2024
James RushtonJun 30, 2026
Nancy StanleyJun 30, 2027

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
Anderson County Board of EqualizationKathyEdwards Dec 31, 2023
Anderson County Community Action CommissionWilliamSlover Dec 31, 2023
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationRickChinn Dec 31, 2023
Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning BoardPatrickBerge Dec 31, 2023
Beer Permit BoardRodneyNelson Dec 31, 2023
Beer Permit BoardChipDooley Dec 31, 2023
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsBruceLeForce Dec 31, 2023
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsJohnMcMillan Dec 31, 2023
Board of Zoning AppealsSydBall Dec 31, 2023
Disability Advisory BoardJerralynLuckman Dec 31, 2023
Disability Advisory BoardLynnaNicholas Dec 31, 2023
Disability Advisory BoardReginaWilson Dec 31, 2023
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardDarcieHolcomb Dec 31, 2023
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardMaddieChinn May 31, 2023
Industrial Development BoardRichardChinn Dec 31, 2023
Industrial Development BoardSashaBenjamin Dec 31, 2023
Industrial Development BoardDavidWilson Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad AuthorityGordonFee Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityTomBeehan Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsMelindaHillman Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsKristinRobertucci Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionH.Whitson Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionRogerPetrie Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionPhillipYager Dec 31, 2023
Oak Ridge Utility DistrictJamesCharles Jul 01, 2023
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardMarkCantrell Dec 31, 2023
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardJakeGreear Dec 31, 2023
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardMicheleThornton Dec 31, 2023
Senior Advisory BoardElaineBunick Dec 31, 2023
Senior Advisory BoardGeneDunaway Dec 31, 2023
Senior Advisory BoardJackieNichols Dec 31, 2023
Senior Advisory BoardLisaPlante Dec 31, 2023
Senior Advisory BoardBrandySales Dec 31, 2023
Trade Licensing BoardMichaelMaddux Dec 31, 2023
Trade Licensing BoardJoeMcCarty Dec 31, 2023
Trade Licensing BoardJerrySeiber Dec 31, 2023
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardRonaldLinkins Dec 31, 2023
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardWilliamPolfus Dec 31, 2023
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardDylanHodge Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardLucaFiligenzi Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardAmeliaHodge Jun 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardDylanHodge Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardBrianQu Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardEdieWeston Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardAuroraEmery Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardAaliyahHerron Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardEmmettLee Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardImeliaMarkus-Brock Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardStellaScott Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardIrelynSims Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardSamiahWooten Jul 30, 2023
Youth Advisory BoardJosephColberg Jul 30, 2023