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.
 

Recreation and Parks Advisory Board

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


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
MarkCantrell  Dec 31, 2022
JakeGreear  Dec 31, 2022
DavidKitzmiller  Dec 31, 2020
MelissaMcMahan  Dec 31, 2021
ChristopherMelhorn  Dec 31, 2021
DanielRobbins  Dec 31, 2020
KenRueter  Dec 31, 2020
BradleySpears  Dec 31, 2022
MicheleThornton  Dec 31, 2022

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 Nov 12, 2020
7:00PM
Recreation and Parks Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Dec 10, 2020
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
Kathy EdwardsDec 31, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020
Eric ToblerDec 31, 2021

Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board


Member NameTerm End
Shira McWatersDec 31, 2020

Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad Authority


Member NameTerm End
Gordon FeeDec 31, 2022
Mike MagillJul 09, 2021

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
James RushtonJun 30, 2021
Nancy StanleyJun 30, 2022

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
Anderson County Board of EqualizationKathyEdwards Dec 31, 2020
Anderson County Community Action CommissionSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2020
Anderson County Development Corporation Board of DirectorsRichardChinn Dec 31, 2020
Anderson County Development Corporation Board of DirectorsThomasTuck Dec 31, 2020
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationKarenCrutchfield Dec 31, 2020
Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning BoardShiraMcWaters Dec 31, 2020
Beer Permit BoardDavidMosby Dec 31, 2020
Beer Permit BoardMarkCantrell Dec 31, 2020
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsPhilipNipper Dec 31, 2020
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsAmySeiber Dec 31, 2020
Board of Zoning AppealsSusanDonnelly Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeNaomiAsher Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeBarbaraFerrell Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeCarolSmallridge Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeRobinBerrier Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2020
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeAlexCruze Dec 31, 2020
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRebeccaBowman Dec 31, 2020
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardWilliamDean Dec 31, 2020
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardWendeDoolittle Dec 31, 2020
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardRobertKennedy Dec 31, 2020
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardKelleySmith Dec 31, 2020
Industrial Development BoardHaroldTrapp Dec 31, 2020
Industrial Development BoardDavidWilson Dec 31, 2020
Industrial Development BoardPhillipYager Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityJamesPalmer Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsAnneDunthorn Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsCharlieJernigan Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsKellyCallison Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionL.Hensley Dec 31, 2020
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionBenjaminStephens Dec 31, 2020
Personnel Advisory BoardBonnieHebert Dec 31, 2020
Personnel Advisory BoardMarthaWallus Dec 31, 2020
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDavidKitzmiller Dec 31, 2020
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardDanielRobbins Dec 31, 2020
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardKenRueter Dec 31, 2020
Senior Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2020
Senior Advisory BoardSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2020
Senior Advisory BoardAlfredSkyberg Dec 31, 2020
Senior Advisory BoardDavidVudragovich Dec 31, 2020
Senior Advisory BoardLyndaRose Dec 31, 2020
Trade Licensing BoardJawrellCook Dec 31, 2020
Trade Licensing BoardJeffLewis Dec 31, 2020
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMarthaAdler-Jasny Dec 31, 2020
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardMelissaMcMahan Dec 31, 2020