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 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.
 

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
LouiseDunlap  Dec 31, 2018
DavidMason  Dec 31, 2018
HaroldOsucha  Dec 31, 2018
BuzzPatrickVice Chair Dec 31, 2022
HaroldTrapp  Dec 31, 2020
DavidWilsonChair Dec 31, 2020
PhillipYagerSecretary / Treasurer 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 May 07, 2018
4:00PM
Industrial Development Board Municipal Building Training Room Jun 04, 2018
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 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 ยง7-56-203, 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
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 Stanley RiserJun 30, 2022

Board Name First NameLast NameTerm End
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
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardKaelaO'Dell Dec 31, 2018
Environmental Quality Advisory BoardAdithyanSujithkumar May 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardDavidMason Dec 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardHaroldOsucha Dec 31, 2018
Industrial Development BoardLouiseDunlap Dec 31, 2018
Oak Ridge Heritage Railroad AuthorityPeteCraven Oct 09, 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
Oak Ridge Utility DistrictJamesCharles Jun 30, 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
Traffic Safety Advisory BoardHannahOran Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardAudreyBufton Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardChloeBales Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardEthanCollier Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardMadison (Maddie)Childress Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardAlisonCraig May 31, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardMaggieFroning Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisHammond Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardJasJakowski Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardMikolajJakowski Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardMadelynKittrell Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardJasleenNarula Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardHannahOran Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardAlexisPalau Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardCandacePang Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardBrigitteTurner Jun 30, 2018
Youth Advisory BoardJinaJiang Jun 30, 2018