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.
 

Senior Advisory Board

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Linda McGhee
865-425-3999
lmcghee@oakridgetn.gov


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
MarthaAdler-Jasny  Dec 31, 2020
SusanAsbury  Dec 31, 2020
GeneDunaway  Dec 31, 2019
PatriciaGengozianChair Dec 31, 2018
RichardHauser  Dec 31, 2020
JackieNichols  Dec 31, 2019
LisaPlante  Dec 31, 2019
AlfredSkyberg  Dec 31, 2020
RobertSmallridgeVice Chair Dec 31, 2018
PaulSmiddy  Dec 31, 2019

Purpose:

The function of the Board shall be to provide advice to City Council on senior related issues including but not limited to: health, nutrition, safety and security, recreational activities and facilities, and transportation, all in order to enrich and enhance the quality of life for seniors in Oak Ridge. In performance of its functions, the Board is authorized to: a. Recommend and conduct, as required, any studies or reviews as advised regarding assessment of needs, development, and maintenance of a program of activities and services which meet the needs and wishes of senior citizens in Oak Ridge so that seniors may continue to contribute, participate, and share in the life of the community. b. Cooperate with any group or organization in any way that will aid in fulfilling its functions to enhance senior lifestyles. c. Make recommendations regarding policies for (1) use of the Senior Center and (2) the reserving of certain hours for exclusive use by senior citizens. d. Adopt any rules and procedures it feels advisable for the conduct of its meetings. e. Act as a sounding board for senior citizens in the community who seek new or altered opportunities for activities, education, policies, and services. f. Support the use of the Senior Center as a source of education and programming for senior health, nutrition, safety and security, recreational activities, transportation, and intergenerational interaction.

Composition:

The Board is comprised of eleven (11) members representing the public-at-large. Preference may be given to residents who reflect a variety of ages as well as knowledge and background in senior interests such as health, safety, recreational activities, and transportation. Members are elected by Council for three-year staggered terms. Six (6) members constitute a quorum.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Title LocationDateTime
Senior Advisory Board Civic Center B Room Aug 06, 2018
9:30AM
Senior Advisory Board Civic Center B Room Sep 03, 2018
9:30AM

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

Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents:

View the Senior Advisory Board Bylaws.
To view the board's agendas and minutes, please visit the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department Website.


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, 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
Susan AsburyDec 31, 2018

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
Leonard AbbatielloDec 31, 2019
Karen CrutchfieldDec 31, 2020
Eric ToblerDec 31, 2021

Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning Board


Member NameTerm End
Shira McWatersSep 01, 2019

Anderson County Tourism Council
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated §7-56-203, the Board of Directors shall consist of one (1) Director who will be the Mayor or the Mayor's designee and one (1) Director-at-Large who shall be selected by Council who is at least twenty-five (25) years of age and a resident withing the boundaries of Roane County for at least one year preceding appointment.

Member NameTerm End
Beth HickmanDec 31, 2018

Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad Authority


Member NameTerm End
Gordon FeeDec 31, 2019
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
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 Board of EqualizationKathyEdwards Dec 31, 2018
Anderson County Community Action CommissionSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2018
Anderson County Tourism CouncilBethHickman Dec 31, 2018
Beer Permit BoardWendeDoolittle Dec 31, 2018
Beer Permit BoardTheresaScott Dec 31, 2018
Beer Permit BoardDannyWhitson Dec 31, 2018
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsJosephLee Dec 31, 2018
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsMichaelMarsh Dec 31, 2018
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsLeonardVaughen Dec 31, 2018
Board of Zoning AppealsKeithCraft Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeOwenDriskill Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeSusanFrederick Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeRebeccaWilliams Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeAlanMartin Dec 31, 2018
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeConnieHunley Dec 31, 2018
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardKaelaO'Dell Dec 31, 2018
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardNikkiAdkisson Dec 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardDavidMason Dec 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardHaroldOsucha Dec 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardLouiseDunlap Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Housing AuthoritySharonCrane Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsColinAnderson Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsBarbaraGardner Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionZabrinaGregg Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionPatrickMcMillan Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionToddWilson Dec 31, 2018
Personnel Advisory BoardAnneGarcia Garland Dec 31, 2018
Personnel Advisory BoardLisaBollinger Dec 31, 2018
Personnel Advisory BoardKevinGregg Dec 31, 2018
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardB.Tatum Dec 31, 2018
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardMelissaMcMahan Dec 31, 2018
Senior Advisory BoardPatriciaGengozian Dec 31, 2018
Senior Advisory BoardRobertSmallridge Dec 31, 2018
Trade Licensing BoardF. WayneGarber Dec 31, 2018
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardJanaHumphrey Dec 31, 2018
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardHalfenHoyt Dec 31, 2018
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardlonaKaczocha Dec 31, 2018