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.
 

Youth Advisory Board

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Matt Reedy
865-425-3442
mreedy@oakridgetn.gov


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
AudreyBufton  Jul 31, 2019
NicholasDallas  Jul 31, 2019
JaydenEllis  Jul 31, 2019
MaggieFroning  Jul 31, 2019
ClaireGibson  Jul 31, 2019
AlexisHammond  Jul 31, 2019
MarkHumphreys  Jul 31, 2019
JinaJiang  Jul 31, 2019
MadelynKittrell  Jul 31, 2019
AsaLee  Jul 31, 2019
MadysenMcEntire  Jul 31, 2019
JasleenNarula  Jul 31, 2019
AlexisPalau  Jul 31, 2019
KiraPalau  Jul 31, 2019
JessicaPitz  Jul 31, 2019
CarolineWebb  Jul 31, 2019

Purpose:

The purpose of the Board is to serve as a liaison between Council and the youth of the community on issues affecting youth. The Board's function is to encourage the positive growth and development of youth by involving them in social, cultural, recreational, and other drug- and alcohol-free activities. In the performance of its function, the Board is authorized to (a) make recommendations to Council and the City Manager on policy matters affecting the youth of the community; (b) plan, organize, coordinate, and carry out drug- and alcohol-free social, cultural, and recreational activities for the youth of the community; (c) establish guidelines, rules and procedures for participation in such activities; and (d) enter into agreements with entertainers, concessionaires, and other third parties as may be deemed desirable by the Board within available funds and in accordance with applicable State and City laws and procedures.

Composition:

The Board is comprised of sixteen (16) students, all of whom are required to be residents of the City of Oak Ridge. All members are appointed and confirmed by City Council to serve a one-year term of office commencing on August 1st. The goal is to have two (2) members from each grade level (8th - 12th). Officers are elected annually by the Board and consist of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, and treasurer. A majority of the members then in office is a quorum for the transaction of business and all actions require the affirmative vote of a majority of members then in office.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Title LocationDateTime
Youth Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Jan 23, 2019
2:00PM
Youth Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Feb 06, 2019
2:00PM

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

Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents:

To view Agendas, Minutes, and Other Documents and Reports of the Youth Advisory Board, please visit the Recreation and Parks Department Website.
Click to view the Bylaws.


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, 2019

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, 2019

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

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, 2019
Anderson County Community Action CommissionSusanAsbury Dec 31, 2019
Anderson County Economic Development AssociationLeonardAbbatiello Dec 31, 2019
Anderson County Regional Solid Waste Planning BoardShiraMcWaters Sep 01, 2019
Beer Permit BoardMarkCantrell Dec 31, 2019
Beer Permit BoardRodneyNelson Dec 31, 2019
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsBruceLeForce Dec 31, 2019
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsSusanFrederick Dec 31, 2019
Board of Zoning AppealsJudithMason Dec 31, 2019
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeLisaBenker Dec 31, 2019
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeHeatherBrown Dec 31, 2019
Convention and Visitors Bureau/Explore Oak RidgeWilliamCruze Dec 31, 2019
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardDarcieHolcomb Dec 31, 2019
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardErinVan Berkel Jul 31, 2019
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardDonaldMiller Dec 31, 2019
Health and Educational Facilities BoardDeloresMoyer Dec 31, 2019
Health and Educational Facilities BoardHaroldOsucha Dec 31, 2019
Health and Educational Facilities BoardDavidWilson Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad AuthorityGordonFee Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Housing AuthorityJeanLantrip Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsJamesPalmer Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Land Bank Corporation Board of DirectorsDavidMosby Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionSharonKohler Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning CommissionJaneShelton Dec 31, 2019
Oak Ridge Utility DistrictAlanLiby Jun 30, 2019
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardNaomiAsher Dec 31, 2019
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardMarkCantrell Dec 31, 2019
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardRayGarrett Dec 31, 2019
Recreation and Parks Advisory BoardBradleySpears Dec 31, 2019
Senior Advisory BoardGeneDunaway Dec 31, 2019
Senior Advisory BoardJackieNichols Dec 31, 2019
Senior Advisory BoardLisaPlante Dec 31, 2019
Senior Advisory BoardPaulSmiddy Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardMichaelMaddux Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardJoeMcCarty Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardDannyScott Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardJerrySeiber Dec 31, 2019
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardWilliamPolfus Dec 31, 2019
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardJaneShelton Dec 31, 2019
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardAndrewHowe Dec 31, 2019
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardAlexisHammond Jul 31, 2019
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardRonaldLinkins Dec 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardAudreyBufton Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardNicholasDallas Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardJaydenEllis Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardMaggieFroning Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardClaireGibson Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisHammond Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardMarkHumphreys Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardJinaJiang Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardMadelynKittrell Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardAsaLee Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardMadysenMcEntire Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardJasleenNarula Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisPalau Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardJessicaPitz Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardKiraPalau Jul 31, 2019
Youth Advisory BoardCarolineWebb Jul 31, 2019