Boards & Commissions 2017-09-13T13:34:38+00:00

Board and Commission Information

City Council

MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Ricky Shelton, Mayor520-1500166 W Broad St8/2018
Larry Epps, Vice-Mayor526-9571709 Russell Strausse Road8/2018
Charles Womack526-7608859 Loweland Road8/2018
Dwight Henry265-5883PO Box 14058/2018
Jim Woodford528-8020939 Robin Lane8/2018

Administrative Board

MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Mike Davidson, City Manager520-524145 E Broad StreetAt Will of Council
Cathy McClain, City Clerk520-524645 E Broad StreetAt Will of Council
Dan Rader, City Attorney, 2 yr. Term526-331146 N Jefferson Avenue7/1/2017
David Ledbetter, City Judge, 2 yr. Term526-613124 N Jefferson Avenue7/1/2017
  • Council meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month at 5:30 P.M.
  • City Hall phone number: (931) 526-9591
  • Resolution # R94-02-02 adopted on 2-17-1994 changed Council term from 3 to 4 years, and no Council member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. Passed by referendum on 6-16-1994.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Mike Davidson (ex-officio)
City Manager
520-5241 W
526-4897 Fax
45 E Broad StN/A
Randy Porter (ex-officio)
County Executive
526-2161 W
528-1300 Fax
300 E Spring StN/A
Larry Redwine
County Appointee
526-2161 W300 E Spring StN/A
Linda Westin (Rep. for Friends of Cookeville/ Putnam County Animals Board)858-2228 WPO Box 2615 N/A
Dr. Seth Baker
City Appointee
528-1111 W
528-7030 Fax
821 E 10th StN/A
  • Board was established by the intergovernmental committee and approved by the City Council on 5/28/2000 and County Commission on 6/19/2000. Board consists of County Executive (or designate), City Manager (or designate), 1 City Council Appointee and 1 County Commission Appointee.
  • Meetings: at City Hall (when necessary.)
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
David Larimore526-4740 R1240 Winterhill Drive9/2020
Beth Brown
Vice-Chairman
526-3761 R
350 S Maple Avenue
9/2019
Kirt Lamb526-4112 R665 N Pickard Avenue9/2021
Roger Colglazier
Chairman
372-8043 R413 S Maple Avenue9/2019
Bettye Bussell520-9581 W710 South Jefferson9/2020
  • This board was established on 9-20-1988 by the Cookeville City Council – Ordinance # 88117. Members must live inside the city limits of Cookeville.
  • Amendments – Ordinance # O00-03-10 passed on 4-6-2000 changed 3 year terms to 4, changed to meet when necessary for violations, etc., and the City Clerk is to issue permits.
  • Terms: 4 years staggered (after their first term served).
  • Meetings: When necessary.
  • Members are appointed by the City Council.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Chris Wakefield
Planning Commission
372-2644 R436 Freeze Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
1/1/2021
Kay Starkweather
Planning Commission
520-1390 R625 N Pickard Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
1/1/2020
Peter Metts
Citizen at Large
Architect
528-6516 WAEI
57 W Broad St Ste 200
Cookeville, TN 38501
6/1/2018
Jennifer Williams
Citizen at Large
Business owner
260-0621 C228 N Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
6/1/2018
Adam Ryan
Citizen at Large
Business owner
615-496-8659The Jewel Dean Company
323 E Spring Street
Cookeville TN 38501
6/1/2018
  • This board was established on May 21, 2009 by the Cookeville City Council Ordinance # O09-04-04. Members must live inside the city limits of Cookeville.
  • On June 18, 2009 the 5 member board was appointed by the Cookeville City Council with 2 members from the Planning Commission and 3 citizens at large with 1 being a registered architect or a registered landscape architect and the remaining 2 being owners of a business registered in Cookeville.
  • Terms: 3 years for the citizens at large. Planning Commission representatives shall run concurrently with their term on the Planning Commission.
  • Meetings: When necessary.
  • Members are appointed by the City Council.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Peter Metts526-3817 R
528-6516 W
127 E 4th Street1/1/2019
Bob Vick372-0201 R
372-1286 W
440 S Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 2244
1/1/2020
Adam Ryan615-496-8659601 Rich Froning Way1/1/2020
Kyle Hanna432-5262 R
526-6136 W
4197 Mine Lick Creek Road
Farm Credit Service
1/1/2018
Gary Carwile, Vice-Chairman537-9371 R
526-6151 W
4015 N Quinland Lake Road
433 E 15th Street
1/1/2019
Bill Bennett432-7663 W1775 Burgess Falls Road1/1/2018
Greg Baugh526-69952600 Shipley Church Road1/1/2020
  • This board was established by the standard housing, building & plumbing codes – Municipal Code Title 12, Section 12-104.
  • Meetings: When Necessary.
  • Terms: 4 years staggered.
  • Members are appointed by the City Manager.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Bob Bell
Chairman
526-8764 R935 E 6th Sreet5/1/2021
Bobby Williams526-5588 R
440 Womack Ave
5/1/2021
Cheryl Sandlin267-5839 WFirst National Bank
412 S Jefferson Ave
5/1/2017
Jim Martin
Vice-chairman
528-1658 R
528-6372 W
1430 Jamestown Ct
Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank
200 W Jackson Street
5/1/2017
J.D. Parks528-7777 W1601 Blackwell Road5/1/2019
Jim Shipley528-7767 R806 Shanks Ave5/1/2019
Allen Ray
Sec/Treas
526-3642 R575 N Pickard Avenue
5/1/2019
  • This board was established on May 3, 1979 by the City Council.
  • Terms: 6 years staggered.
  • Meetings: when necessary.
  • Board members are appointed by the City Council.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Bob Vick526-6022 WVick Engineering
25 W Broad Street
12/11/2019
Bryan Johnston526-4039 WCookeville Plating Co.
608 West End Street
12/11/2020
Phil Staton372-0427 WClinton Engineering
380 S Lowe Ave
12/11/2020
Paul Morgan432-4000 WIdentity Group
1480 Gould Drive
12/11/2018
David Allmon528-8184 WAllmon Engineering12/11/2018
  • This board was established in 1988 – Ordinance # 88126 – and consists of five appointed members.
  • Terms: 3 years staggered (after their first term served).
  • Meetings: when necessary.
  • Board members are appointed by the City Council.
MemberTerm Expires
Jane Flatt, Vice Chairman1/1/2019
Sid Gilbreath, Chairman1/1/2020
Nancy Bohannon 1/1/2018
Elwood Ervin1/1/2018
James Dial1/1/2020
  • The Cookeville Board of Zoning Appeals meets monthly, when business dictates, on the 2nd Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cookeville City Hall. The agenda deadline is the 3rd Monday of the month prior to the scheduled meeting. If the deadline falls on a city observed holiday, the deadline is extended one day. All meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals are open to the public.
  • The Board is Composed of five members appointed by the City Council. The members serve three year terms.
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for interpreting the provisions of the Zoning Code when necessary and for hearing and deciding upon appeals regarding the administration of the Zoning Code. The Board also reviews and makes decisions on requests for special exceptions as specified by the Zoning Code and has the authority to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code. Decisions of the Board of Zoning Appeals cannot be appealed to the City Council.
  • BOARD WAS ESTABLISHED BY CITY CHARTER – TITLE 11, SECTION 407.
  • MEETINGS: 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 5:15 P.M.
  • TERMS: 3 YEARS STAGGERED
  • MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Jim Hall, (Industrial Community)528-1405 R1330 S Maple Avenue7/2020
Jerry Gaw, (Member at Large)526-3700 WPO Box 11897/2021
Kay Starkweather, Vice-Chair
(Neighborhood Rep.)
520-1390 R625 N Pickard Avenue7/2022
Lauren Shibakov, Chair
(Professional Engineer)
319-4739 C320 E Broad Street
PO Box 153, Cookeville
7/2018
Patrick Rinks
(Prof Engineer w/Civil Engineering)
528-5543 R30 N Jefferson Avenue7/2019
  • The Environmental Appeals Board was established by Ordinance #O04-06-11 and was approved by the City Council on 7/15/2004. The board will consist of: 1 licensed Professional Engineer with civil engineering expertise, 1 licensed Professional Engineer, 1 representative of the development or industrial community, 1 neighborhood representative and 1 member at large.
  • Meetings: When necessary
  • Terms: 5 years staggered (after their first term served)
  • Members appointed by the City Council.
MemberTerm Expires
Calvin Dickinson, Chairman4/5/2019
Greg Stamps, Vice Chairman4/5/2021
Chris Wakefield4/5/2019
Julia Woodford4/5/2022
Alma Anderson4/5/2018
Lee Carney1/1/2021
Cathy Lamb1/1/2021
  • The Cookeville Historic Zoning Commission meets monthly, when business dictates, on the 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cookeville City Hall. The agenda deadline is 12 Noon on the 4th Monday of the month prior to the scheduled meeting. If the deadline falls on a city observed holiday, the deadline is extended one day. The public is invited to attend all meetings of the Historic Zoning Commission. The Commission is composed of seven members. The Members are appointed by the Mayor and serve 5 year terms.
  • The Historic Zoning Commission reviews all requests for the establishment of Historic Districts and reviews and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for all proposals for new construction or rehabilitation in existing Historic Districts.
  • Board was established by Ordinance #O00-10-35 and was approved by the City Council on 11/16/2000.
  • Meetings: When necessary; held at City Hall in the Council Chambers
  • Terms: 5 years staggered (after their first term served)
  • Members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of the City Council.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Kevin Carter, Secretary605-259-7621 C1459 Pilot Drive7/31/2023
Bruce D.W. Johnson,MD President, CRMC Medical Staff783-2000 WOne Medical Center Blvd9/31/2019
Wayne Spain528-3109 W1415 Neal Street7/31/2021
Allen Ray526-3642 H1320 Derby Ln.7/31/2022
Bob Bell, Past Chairman526-8764 H935 E 6th Street7/31/2018
Marilyn Gray, Chairman528-7816 H601 N Ferguson Ave7/31/2019
Bob Duncan, Vice-Chairman528-1545 W228 E Broad St Ste 2007/31/2020
Ernest Buchanan
528-6363 H1745 Parker Pl9/31/2024
Ricky Shelton, Mayor520-5241 W45 E Broad Street8/31/2018
  • Terms: 7 years staggered.
  • Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 P.M.
  • Board members must be residents of Cookeville except medical staff of CRMC.
  • The Mayor and the CRMC Chief of Staff shall serve during their terms of office.
  • Board members are appointed by the City Council.
MemberPhoneAddressTerm Expires
Dow Harris, Executive Director526-9793 W
526-5841 FAX
235 W Jackson StreetAT WILL OF BOARD
Robert Owens, Vice- Chairman372-3392 W1618 Farmington Drive/TTU10/2019
Jim Martin, Chairman528-1658 R
528-6372 W
1430 Jamestown Ct
Putnam 1st Mercantile
10/2018
Dan Huffines268-0325 HP.O. Box 652
Gainesboro, TN 38562
10/2021
Marjorie Jones310-4494 H844 Willow Valley CT10/2020
Natalie Stout520-7750 WThe Realty Firm
515 E Broad St
10/2022
Luke Eldridge 267-6686 W1331 S Jefferson Ave
10/2022
David Hill526-2616 R1616 McCulley Road10/2018
  • This board administers the housing projects in Cookeville and Monterey, including Walnut Village.
  • This board meets the Third Thursday of every month at 12 noon.
  • Terms: 5 years staggered.
  • Board members are appointed by the Mayor.
  • 4/11/2003 – Public Acts 2003, Chapter No. 23, Senate Bill No. 1736, HB 1944 increased to seven (7) Commissioners. No more than 2 shall expire in any year. Four is a quorum.
  • Resolution #R13-0302 adopted by the City Council on 3/21/2013 changed the name from “Cookeville Housing Authority” to “Highlands Residential Services”.
MemberTerm Expires
James A. Stafne, Chairman1/1/2019
Chris Wakefield1/1/2021
Jim Woodford, (Council Representative)8/2018
David Webb1/1/2019
Tracy Cody (Mayor's representative)8/2018
Leslie Sullins1/1/2019
Kay Starkweather1/1/2020
Jim Cobb1/1/2018
Judy Jennings, Vice-Chairman1/1/2022
  • The Cookeville Municipal Planning Commission meets monthly on the 4th Monday, 3rd Monday in the months of May and December, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cookeville City Hall. The agenda deadline is 12 Noon on the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday is a holiday observed by the city the deadline is extended one day. Agenda review sessions are held on the Thursday before the Monday meeting at 12 Noon in the lower level conference room in City Hall. The Public is invited to attend all meetings of the Planning Commission.
  • The Planning Commission is composed of nine members. The membership consists of a council representative, the mayor’s representative, and seven members appointed by the City Council. Appointed members serve 5 year terms.
  • The Planning Commission prepares long and short range plans for the future development of the city and reviews all major street or utility improvements for compliance with city plans. The Commission also reviews and approves all subdivision developments, reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on all rezoning requests and Zoning Code Amendments, reviews and makes recommendations on all annexation proposals, approves street renaming, and reviews surplus property requests.
  • MAYOR MAY SERVE AS MEMBER OR DESIGNATE A REPRESENTATIVE.
  • COMMISSION MEMBERS SELECTED BY THE COUNCIL.
  • OTHER SEVEN (7) MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AT EXPIRATION OF PRESENT TERMS.
MemberTerm Expires
Tree Board (Appointed)
Julia Woodford8/2018
Mary Dell Sommers8/2018
Leslie Sullins8/2017
Ron Graves8/2020
Mike Witt, Chairman8/2018
Tree Board (Standing)
Pat Bagley, Vice-Chair
Guy Zimmerman, Treasurer
Jeff Fitzpatrick (For Tony Peek)
Rick Woods Director, Leisure Services
Ken Young, Planner, Planning Dept
Jaime Nunan (for Greg Brown)
Douglas L. Airhart
Certified Arborist (Consultant)
  • Board members consist of five appointed and six standing members — the Cookeville Public Works director, the Cookeville Leisure Services director, the Cookeville Community Development director, and the Cookeville Electric Department director. Appointed board members are required to live inside the Cookeville city limits and may serve no more than two successive terms.
  • Ordinance # 89107 – Title 13, Chapter 1 of the Cookeville City Code.
  • Board was established on 8-4-1988 by the City Council. It was recommended by the Cookeville Leisure Services department to deal with problems affecting trees in the City of Cookeville.
  • Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month @ 3:45 PM at Cookeville City Hall.
  • Terms: Appointed members – 3 years staggered (after their first term served).
  • Board members are appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval.