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121 East Main St.
P.O. Box 16
Linden, TN 37096
(931) 589 2216

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Reference Number: CTAS-216

There are various boards, commissions and committees in county government in Tennessee.  Almost all of the boards, commissions and committees  are either required or authorized by state general law.  It is important to distinguish between boards, commissions and committees that have their basis in state statutory law and exercise authority independently of other bodies or officials as differing from those committees created by resolution of the county legislative body to study and make recommendations to the county legislative body that have no authority to act independently. Study committees created by the county legislative body to make recommendations to the body are not discussed.

There are various committees managed by the Mayor of the County, currently John Carroll.  Following is a list maintained by the County Clerk's office:

 


 

An “internal committee” of County Commission responsible for performing the functions and duties as described in Tenn. Code Ann. 5-21-101 through 5-21-129 (County Financial Management System of 1981).  Makes recommendations to the CLB on county budget amendments and designates form which budget line item funding is to be taken and to which line item the funds are to be applied. (Tenn. Code Ann. 5-9-407)

 

    • Benny Carroll
    • Lynn Trull
    • David Trull
    • Brad Burgess
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Blake Skelton
    • Jonathan Hickerson
    • Zach Dill
    • J.B. Trull
    • Johnny Ward
    • Jeff Graves
    • Rodger Barber
  • Johnny Ward
  • Brad Burgess
  • Jonathan Hickerson
  • Benny Carroll
  • Jeff Graves
  • Lynn Trull

Appointed by the County Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners.

 

    • Brad Burgess
    • Jeff Graves
    • Benny Carroll
    • Lynn Trull
    • David Trull

Approves/disapproves requests for new personnel with the exception of DOE.  Submits recommendations to the Budget Committee for approval of funding.

 

    • Benny Carroll
    • Lynn Trull 
    • David Trull
    • Brad Burgess
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Blake Skelton
    • Jonathan Hickerson
    • Zach Dill
    • J.B. Trull
    • Johnny Ward
    • Jeff Graves
    • Rodger Barber

A county legislative body may, by resolution, create an airport authority. If the county creates an airport authority, the county legislative body appoints at least five and no more than 11 commissioners to manage the affairs of the airport authority. After the initial appointments for one, two, three, four and five years to create staggered terms, the commissioners are appointed for terms of five years. T.C.A. § 42-3-103.  Two or more counties or municipalities may form a regional airport authority. If such a regional airport authority is formed, the governing body of each participating local government by agreement appoints one or two commissioners to serve on the regional airport board. If each local government appoints one commissioner and this results in an even number, then the governor appoints an additional commissioner. If the method of each local government appointing two commissioners is chosen, then when the appointed commissioners convene, they appoint one additional commissioner, and if they cannot agree the governor makes the appointment.
T.C.A. § 42-3-104.

An additional method of forming a regional airport authority by three or more municipalities, counties and at least one political subdivision of another state is provided in § 42-3-104. Airport commissioners serve without compensation but are entitled to necessary expenses, including traveling expenses, incurred in the discharge of their duties.
T.C.A. § 42-3-107.  

Additionally, any county or counties may enter into an agreement for a joint action with other public agencies form a joint airport authority. T.C.A. § 42-3-202. If such joint action is taken a joint board is established pursuant to an agreement approved by the governing body of all participating governmental entities. The number of members, their terms and compensation, if any, are determined by the agreement.
T.C.A. § 42-3-203

Committee Members:

  • Jim Tucker
  • Jeff Graes
  • Bob Ousley
  • Rodger Barber
  • Chris Beachy
  • Greg Monroe
  • Jimmy Andrews
  • David Trull
  • Blake Skelton
  • Jeff Graves
  • Mary Ann Qualls
  • J.B. Trull
  • Rodger Barber

Governs, operates and controls the Perry County Nursing Home.

 

    • David Trull
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Jonathan Hickerson
    • Jeff Graves
    • Jessie Ruth Tiller
    • Lannie Dedrick
    • J.B. Trull
    • Blake Skelton

Advises the needs of the Solid Waste Department/Recycling Center to the County Commission.

 

    •  Mary Ann Qualls
    • Benny Carroll
    • Rodger Barber
    • Jeff Graves
    • Blake Skelton
    • J.B. Trull
    • Blake Skelton

Provides independent review and oversight of the county’s financial reporting processes and the county’s internal controls; reviews the external auditor’s report and follows-up on management’s corrective action and compliance with laws, regulations and ethics.

 

    • Lynn Trull
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Jessie Ruth Tiller

Works with the Chamber of Commerce, local government, and regional/state economic development agencies to bring new industry to the county.  Fosters communication relative to economic and community development between and among governmental entities, industry, and private citizens.

 

    • Derle Hill
    • Matt Votaw
    • Tommy Graham
    • Lannie Dedrick
    • Robby Moore
    • Nelda Hinson

Each year various non-profit organizations request financial support from the County Commission. The purpose of this committee is to make recommendations to the County Commission as to which non-profit organizations they will financially support and how much financial support will be given to each organization.

 

    • Benny Carroll
    • Jeff Graves
    • Brett Skelton
    • Matt Votaw
    • David Richardson
  • Robert Dedrick
  • Blake Skelton
  • David Trull
  • J.B. Trull
  • Zach Dill
  • Mary Ann Qualls
  • Jonathan Hickerson
  • Jessie Ruth Tiller
  • David Richardson
  • Diane Stanford
  • Blake Skelton
  • Zach Dill

To ensure a complete count is made of the census for 2020, since this is where funding by the State of Tennessee is determined for the counties.

 

    • Brett Skelton
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Lynn Trull
    • Jessie Ruth Tiller
    • Roger Barber

Administers the laws related to the sale of beer in Perry County.

 

    • Blake Skelton
    • Zach Dill
    • Jonathan Hickerson
    • Benny Carroll
    • Mary Ann Qualls
    • Lynn Trull
  • Janet Carroll
  • Benny Carroll
  • Leslie Hobbs
  • Robert Ledbetter
  • Roger Barber
  • Phillip Tatum
  • Any Tucker

Tennessee state law requires that each county appoint a public records commission consisting of certain members.  Each county's commission must consist of at least six members; additional members are optional. Three of these positions are appointed by the County Executive/County Mayor, then must be confirmed by the County Commissioners. Of these three, one is to be a member of the county legislative body (County Commissioner), one a Judge of one of the courts in the county, and one a genealogist.

In addition, certain county officials automatically become members by nature of the office they hold. These members are the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Historian and the County Archivist. Members remain on the board until their term in office expires, or they are deceased. All members have the same right and privileges, including voting rights.

 

  • Rex Patterson
  • Blake Skelton
  • Jessie Ruth Tiller
  • Glenda Leegan
  • Patricia Bell
  • Joy Breeding
  • Katerina Moore

Examining the space and facilities to determine the security needs of the Perry County Courtroom in order to provide safe and secure facilities.

 

    • Katerina Moore
    • Nick Weems
    • Rodger Barber
    • Jonathan Hickson
    • J.B. Trull
    • Blake Skelton
    • Mary Ann Qualls
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