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.
 

Industrial Development Board

Select a board:
Staff Liaison:
Samantha Royster
(865) 483-1321


Members:
First NameLast Name OfficersTerm End
SashaBenjamin  Dec 31, 2022
RichardChinn  Dec 31, 2022
DavidMason  Dec 31, 2024
BuzzPatrick  Dec 31, 2022
RogerPetrie  Dec 31, 2024
TimothyStallings  Dec 31, 2024
HaroldTrapp  Dec 31, 2020
DavidWilson  Dec 31, 2020
PhillipYager  Dec 31, 2020

Purpose:

The purpose of the Board is as prescribed by the Industrial Development Corporation Act of Tennessee as set forth in the State statute. These powers enable the Board to acquire, own, lease and dispose of properties to promote industry and to develop trade by attracting manufacturing, industrial and commercial enterprises to Oak Ridge. Bonds can be issued by the Board. On December 12, 1988, Council delegated to the Board the authority to sell certain City-owned industrial properties. On October 12, 2010, Oak Ridge City Council approved by Resolution 10-99-10 the 2010 PILOT Reauthorization, which allows the IDB to offer Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements for industrial and commercial projects within prescribed guidelines.

Composition:

The Board is comprised of nine (9) members. Members are elected by Council for six-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. All applicants shall be duly qualified electors of and taxpayers of the City of Oak Ridge.

Upcoming Meetings:

Meeting Title LocationDateTime
Industrial Development Board Municipal Building Training Room Sep 03, 2019
4:00PM
Industrial Development Board Municipal Building Training Room Oct 07, 2019
4:00PM

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

Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents:

Click here for Agendas, Minutes, and other Reports.
Click here for the Bylaws.
Click here for the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board website.
View the Economic Impact Plan for the Redevelopment of the Oak Ridge Mall Economic Development Area.


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, 2024
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 AppealsSusanFrederick Dec 31, 2019
Board of Building and Housing Code AppealsBruceLeForce 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
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
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 BoardDannyScott Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardJerrySeiber Dec 31, 2019
Trade Licensing BoardJoeMcCarty 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 BoardRonaldLinkins Dec 31, 2019