BOARDS & COMMISSIONS


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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.
 

Youth Advisory Board

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


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
AudreyBufton  Jul 30, 2017
EthanCollier  Jul 30, 2017
AlisonCraig  Jul 30, 2017
LucasDunning  Jul 30, 2017
RuthHammond  Jul 30, 2017
AlexisHammond  Jul 30, 2017
JanJakowski  Jul 30, 2017
OliviaKelly  May 31, 2017
JasleenNarula  Jul 30, 2017
OliviaPabst  Jul 30, 2017
AlexisPalau  Jul 30, 2017
CandacePang  May 31, 2017
ShreyankPatel  May 31, 2017
AmandaPitz  Jul 30, 2017
StellaPowell  May 31, 2017
BrentRobinson  May 31, 2017

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 Jun 07, 2017
Canceled
2:00PM
Youth Advisory Board Civic Center Social Room Jun 21, 2017
Canceled
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
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 StanleyJul 01, 2017

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
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardTrippChinn May 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
Oak Ridge Utility DistrictNancyStanley Jul 01, 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
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardHannahOran May 31, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardLucasDunning Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardBrentRobinson May 31, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardStellaPowell May 31, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardShreyankPatel May 31, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardAmandaPitz Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardAlisonCraig Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardRuthHammond Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardOliviaPabst Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardCandacePang May 31, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardEthanCollier Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardJanJakowski Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardAudreyBufton Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardJasleenNarula Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisPalau Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisHammond Jul 30, 2017
Youth Advisory BoardOliviaKelly May 31, 2017