BOARDS & COMMISSIONS


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The City of Oak Ridge is currently accepting applications for our boards and commissions.  Please click here to apply.

General Information


City of Oak Ridge Boards and Commissions are authorized by City Council. At present, there are sixteen (16) 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 the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hotel/Motel Representation), 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 special meeting of City Council held in December 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.
 

Recreation and Parks Advisory Board

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Jon Hetrick
865-425-3450
jhetrick@oakridgetn.gov


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
NaomiAsher  Dec 31, 2019
MarkCantrell  Dec 31, 2019
RayGarrett  Dec 31, 2019
KevinHoyt  Dec 31, 2018
DavidKitzmiller  Dec 31, 2017
DanielRobbins  Dec 31, 2017
KenRueter  Dec 31, 2017
BradleySpears  Dec 31, 2019
B.Tatum  Dec 31, 2018

Purpose:

The purpose of the Board is to advise City Council and City Staff as to the recreation and park needs of the City as well as provide advice on future rules, planning, usage, land acquisition, and facility needs of all City-owned properties used for recreational, athletic or land conservation purposes. Operation and management of the Recreation and Parks Department of the City of Oak Ridge, as well as its facilities, shall be conducted by City Staff under the City Manager pursuant to the Charter of the City of Oak Ridge.

Composition:

The Board is comprised of nine (9) members. Members are elected by Council for three-year staggered terms of office. Five (5) 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
Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Oct 12, 2017
7:00PM
Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Nov 09, 2017
7:00PM

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

Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents:

To view the board's minutes and agendas, visit the Recreation and Parks Department Website.


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
Catherine DenenbergDec 31, 2018

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
Sharon StrattonDec 31, 2017

Anderson County Development Corporation


Member NameTerm End
Richard ChinnDec 31, 2017
Thomas TuckDec 31, 2017

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
Leonard AbbatielloDec 31, 2019
Karen CrutchfieldDec 31, 2020
Terry McGheeDec 31, 2017

Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board


Member NameTerm End
Shira McWatersSep 01, 2019

Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad Authority


Member NameTerm End
Pete CravenOct 09, 2018
Gordon FeeDec 31, 2019

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 CharlesJun 30, 2018
Thomas ClaryJun 30, 2020
Alan LibyJun 30, 2019
James RushtonJun 30, 2021
Nancy Stanley RiserJun 30, 2022

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
Anderson County Community Action CommissionSharonStratton Dec 31, 2017
Anderson County Development CorporationRichardChinn Dec 31, 2017
Anderson County Development CorporationThomasTuck Dec 31, 2017
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationTerryMcGhee Dec 31, 2017
Beer Permit BoardWilliamBailey Dec 31, 2017
Beer Permit BoardDavidMosby Dec 31, 2017
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsPhilipNipper Dec 31, 2017
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsAmySeiber Dec 31, 2017
Board of Zoning AppealsSydBall Dec 31, 2017
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRhondaBogard Dec 31, 2017
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardWilliamDean Dec 31, 2017
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRobertKennedy Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeAllisonHummel Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeCarolSmallridge Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeNaomiAsher Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeGretchenJulius Dec 31, 2017
Explore Oak RidgeTroyPatel Dec 31, 2017
Health and Educational Facilities BoardWilliamLenihan Dec 31, 2017
Health and Educational Facilities BoardFayMartin Dec 31, 2017
Health and Educational Facilities BoardDavidMason Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityJudithOsucha Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsCharlieJernigan Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsAnneDunthorn Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsMelindaHillman Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionClaudiaLever Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionH. StephenWhitson Dec 31, 2017
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionToddWilson Dec 31, 2017
Personnel Advisory BoardMarthaWallus Dec 31, 2017
Personnel Advisory BoardBonnieHebert Dec 31, 2017
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDavidKitzmiller Dec 31, 2017
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDanielRobbins Dec 31, 2017
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardKenRueter Dec 31, 2017
Senior Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2017
Senior Advisory BoardSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2017
Senior Advisory BoardDeloresMoyer Dec 31, 2017
Senior Advisory BoardHaroldSchmitt Dec 31, 2017
Senior Advisory BoardAlfredSkyberg Dec 31, 2017
Trade Licensing BoardJeffLewis Dec 31, 2017
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2017
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMelissaMcMahan Dec 31, 2017