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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Gallatin Mayor Elected 1st VP of TN Municipal League

For Immediate Release                                                                    
 Contact: Carole Graves, Communications Director, TN Municipal League 
 615-255-6416

NASHVILLE – Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown was elected 1st Vice President of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) during the League’s annual business meeting recently held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference in Nashville. Farragut Mayor Ron Williams was elected president.

TML elects three officers, a president and two vice presidents, one representing each grand division of Tennessee. TML's vice presidents are traditionally in line to succeed the president. Julian McTizic, Bolivar mayor was elected as TML’s 2nd Vice President. Henderson Mayor Bobby King will remain on the board as immediate past president.   

Founded in 1940 and based in Nashville, the Tennessee Municipal League advocates for the interests of 345 cities and towns across the state of Tennessee, and the citizens they serve. As a member of the TML board of directors, Brown will propose and determine legislative and policy priorities for the League.

The TML board also includes mayors of Tennessee's largest cities, eight district directors, and four at-large directors.

The four urban mayors are: Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, and Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

The eight district directors, representing their section of the state, were nominated and elected during district caucuses. They are: District 1: Darrell Duncan, Kingsport Alderman; District 2: Gary Chesney, Morristown Mayor; District 3: Stefanie Dalton, Red Bank Vice Mayor; District 4: Keith Morrison, Algood City Administrator; District 5: Ann Schneider Williams, Springfield Mayor; District 6: Blake Lay, Lawrenceburg Mayor; District 7: Blake Walley, Savannah Assistant City Manager; and District 8: Bethany Huffman, Millington Alderwoman.

The four at-large directors were nominated by a six-member nominating committee composed of municipal officials statewide. They were then elected for a one-year term by a majority vote from member municipalities in attendance at the General Business Meeting. Those directors are: Kevin Brooks, Cleveland Mayor; Roland “Trey” Dykes, Newport Mayor; Johnny Dodd, Jackson City Council; and Kirk Bednar, Brentwood City Manager.

Kay Senter, Morristown councilmember and chairman of the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund also sits on the board.  Kim Foster, Paris city manager and president of the Tennessee City Management Association, is also a voting board member.

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Founded in 1940 and based in Nashville, the Tennessee Municipal League serves as the voice of and advocate for Tennessee’s 345 towns and cities.

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