Boards and Committees

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Information relating to advisory committees and boards, including their roles and membership qualifications, can be found by clicking on the links below.

Generally, applications are accepted at any time.  Board and committee reappointments occur at the March Town Council Meeting each year.  To be considered for a current appointment, we encourage you to complete your application by February 28.


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Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
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Art at the SOAC is local art displayed at selected times in the gallery at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center. To display your art, contact Courtney Morgan at (615) 459-9742 ext. 2616 or by email.

The mission of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee is to provide information and advice to the Town Manager in the following areas:

The enrichment and positive impact of creativity and the existing arts and cultural assets in the Town of Smyrna
A collective vision forged through coordinated actions to strengthen and increase the Town's arts and cultural assets
Economic development through expansion of arts and cultural tourism
Serving as a bridge between community development and the arts
The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m., at Smyrna Town Hall, 315 South Lowry Street.

FILL OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION HERE

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   Name Term Expires   
Melissa Scott, Chair 2025
Ron Alley, Vice Chair 2025
Shawna Clay Forrest, Secretary 2023
Steve Grossman 2025
Raven Barrientos 2023

Yvonne Baynes

2023

Kelly Messerly 2023
Racquel Peebles (Council Representative)  

Staff Contact
Melissa Scott, Legal Department
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2197
Athletics Committee
Beer Board
The Beer Board regulates the selling, storing and distributing for sale and manufacturing of beer within the Town of Smyrna. The board is composed of five (5) members who are citizens of the Town. Term of service is three (3) years.

With an occasional exception, the Beer Board Meeting meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00pm in the Council Room at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street). 

Please click on the Calendar button, located on the main page of the website, to view the meeting date for a specific month.

Fill out an online application

Current Town of Smyrna Beer Board Members

Ben Franklin, Chairperson  - Term Expiring in 2026

Jennifer Brittain-  Term Expiring in 2027                    

Jason Surratt   - Term Expiring in 2027

Amy Harrison  - Term Expiring in 2025

Michael Forrest -Term Expiring in 2025

Staff Contact

Amber Hobbs, Town Clerk
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 267-5028
Board of Adj & Appeals
The Board of Adjustments and Appeals has the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official, housing official and fire official and consider variances of the technical code. The board consists of five members, all appointed by majority vote of the Town Council. Members must be citizens of Rutherford County and must have knowledge and experience in the technical codes, such as design professionals, contractors or building industry representatives. Term of service is three (3) years for members.

Fill out an online application

  Name Term Expires   
Steve Steele 2024
 Scott Butler 2024 
 Jim Thompson  2025
 Dow Smith 2025 
 Mike Allen 2026 

Staff Contact
Oksana Strong, Building Safety
315 South Lowry Street

615-355-5704 Ext 2177
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides appeals regarding requirements, permits, decisions determinations or refusals by the Building Official or other administrative official, or requests for special exceptions or variances to the Zoning Ordinance and Sign Ordinance based on hardship as defined by the Tennessee Code Annotated. The Board is composed of five (5) members, all appointed by the Town Council. Term of service is three (3) years. 

The BZA meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:00pm in the Council Room at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

Fill out an online application 

Name Term Expires
Jay Michaelson 2025
Phil Wilson 2025
Scott Demonbreun 2026
Vanessa Haley 2026
Steve Sullivan 2027

Staff Contact

Mitchell Wensman, Planner
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2181
Historic Zoning Commission
The Historic Zoning Commission reviews all requests for reconstruction, alteration, repair, moving or demolition conducted within the H-1 Historic Overlay District and determines appropriateness of those changes. The Commission is composed of seven (7) members, including a representative from a local patriotic or historical organization, and architect (if available), and a member of the Planning Commission. Members are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by Town Council. Term of service is five (5) years.

The Historic Zoning Commission meets the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00pm in the Council Room at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

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Name Term Expires
 Kelsey Dempsey 2025
 Lynn Arnold 2026
 Carolyn Peebles 2027
 Cecil R. Thomas 2028
 Carren Leckie Reecer 2028
 Rhonda Allen 2029
 Miranda Swift 2029

Staff Contact
Mitchell Wensman, Planner
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2181
Ind. Development Board
The Industrial Development Board facilitates financial transactions for government and non-profit purposes. The Board consists of seven members, appointed by Town Council. Term of service is six (6) years.

Fill out an online application

Name Term Expires   
   
Ed Davenport 2024
Bill Davis 2024
Patricia Hercules 2025
Kedric Rutz 2027
Kelsey Dempsey 2027

For questions or more information, please call Casey Conard:
(615) 267-5005
Memorial Maintenance and Special Projects Sub-Committee
Members Term Expires
 Mary Esther Reed  Indefinite
 Brian D. Hercules  Indefinite
 Mike Moss  Indefinite
 Rex Gaither  Indefinite
 Kellye Goosetree (Council Appt)  2025
 Steve Sullivan (Council Representative)  2026
 Jerome Dempsey (Council Appt)  2027

The Smyrna Charity Assistance Fund provides financial aid to selected nonprofit charitable organizations that provide year-round services benefiting the general welfare of the residents of the municipality, and meet the criteria established and set forth by the Town Council. The Board will be composed of six members, one of which shall be the Mayor or the appointed Mayor’s appointed Town Council designee. The remaining members will be appointed by Town Council by majority vote.

Click here for the committee application form
Linebaugh Library Board of Directors
Rutherford County Library Board
Packaged Liquor Board
The Packaged Liquor Board regulates the selling, storing for sale, distributing for sale and manufacturing of retail sales of packaged liquor within the corporate limits of the Town of Smyrna. This Board makes and establishes reasonable bylaws, rules and regulations as may be necessary for the full execution of their duties and may issue or deny a certificate of compliance for purposes of compliance with the rules and regulations to sell packaged liquor as provided by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

Additionally, this Board has the authority to recommend to the town notices of violations of state and local law be forwarded to the TABC for further investigation and action. The Board is composed of five (5) members who are residents of the Town of Smyrna and are appointed by a majority vote of the Town Council. The term of service is 3 years.

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Name Term Expires
Christina Treglia 2026
Douglas Brown 2027
Jennifer Brittain 2027
Daniel Akpan 2027
Rhett Kimble

2025


Staff Contact
Amber Hobbs, Town Clerk
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2153
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Parks Director in the formation of public park policy and facility development and management. Board members are selected from individuals who have an interest in park, recreational, social and cultural activities in the various park and recreations facilities. Members must reside within the corporate limits of the Town with the exception of one non-voting member that resides outside the Town’s corporate limits. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Town Council. The board consists of eleven (11) members and term of service is two (2) years.

The Parks Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Parkway East).

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Name Term Expires   
Molly Jennings 2024
Christina Treglia 2024
Marc Hardy  2025
Nicole Green 2025
Ashley Sanders Lester 2025

 Clay Phillips

2025

 Eli Victory

2024/County

 Michael Potts

Indefinite
 Mary Esther Reed (Councilmember) Term of Office
 H.G. Cole (Councilmember) Term of Office

 Director of Parks

Indefinite

Staff Contact
Kay Arnold, Parks Department
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2608
Planning Commission

The Planning Commission reviews all development plans, annexation and rezoning requests. The Commission makes reports and recommendations relating to the planning and development of the Town. The Board consists of seven (7) members, all citizens of Smyrna. Six of those members are appointed by the Mayor; the seventh is a member of the Town Council, appointed by the Council. Term of service is two (2) years.

The Planning Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:00pm in the Council Room at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

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Name Term Expires
Miranda Swift 2025
Charles Scurr 2025
Amy Wise 2025
Matthew Carver 2026
Salena Scott 2026
Marc Adkins (Mayor's Representative) Term of Office
Tim Morrell (Council Member) Term of Office

Staff Contact
Kevin Rigsby, Town Planner
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2137
Project Assistance

The Project Assistance Program was created to provide financial assistance to citizens in the areas of utility services. The board consists of seven members including the Director of Utilities, the Police Department Community Services Coordinator and five members affiliated with benevolent organizations in the Smyrna / LaVergne area. Term of service is three (3) years.

The Project Assistance Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

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 Name Term Expires
 Tillie Hager 2025
 Joy Galyon 2025
 Linda McNeill 2026
 Michael Williams 2024
 Harrison Woodard 2024
 Director of Utilities Indefinite

 Community Services Coordinator

Indefinite

Staff Contact

Paula Stanley, Utilities Department
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2112
Sister City Committee
The Citizens for Sister City Relations Committee coordinates the exchange of cultural and educational experiences for students from Smyrna and Zama, Japan. Committee members must have displayed a commitment to the community through their participation in other volunteer capacities. The committee consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor. Term of service is three (3) years.

Click here to learn more about our Sister City Program with Zama, Japan.

The Sister City Committee Meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in  at Town Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

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 Name Term Expires
Sherica Clark 2026

Barbara Ibarra

2026
Melody Villalobos 2026
Marc Michaelson  2024
Mary Anne Rogers 2024
Erica Williams 2025
Amy Wise 2025
Jonathan Wright  2025
Gerry Short  (2024/Town Council Representative)

Staff Contact
Casey Conard, Treasury Department
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-2553 ext. 2557
Sister City Sub-Committee
Smyrna Charity Assistance

The Smyrna Charity Assistance Fund Board provides financial aid to selected nonprofit charitable organizations that provide year-round services benefiting the general welfare of the residents of the municipality, and meet the criteria established and set forth by the Town Council. The Board will be composed of six members, one of which shall be the Mayor or the appointed Mayor’s appointed Town Council designee. The remaining members will be appointed by Town Council by majority vote.

Click here to access online donation form

The Charity Assistance Fund Board is scheduled to meet on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00pm at City Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

Fill out an online board application to be on the Smyrna Charity Assistance Fund Board.

Name Term Expires

 Natasha Floyd

2025

 Kennedy Wallace

2025
 Racquel Peebles (Council Representative) 2024

 Kay Reynolds

2024
 Monique Drago 2024
 Derek Francis 2024

Staff Contact
Beth Morris, Finance Department
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2169
Smyrna Charity Assistance Sub-Committee
Smyrna Housing Authority
*This is NOT a Housing Application*
Please contact the Housing Authority to complete a Housing Application @ (615-459-8866) or their website - smyrnahousingauthority.com.

*This is for a Board Appointment*

Smyrna Housing Authority has been providing safe and affordable housing for the elderly and disabled citizens of Smyrna, TN and the surrounding area since 1981.

The board is composed of five (5) members who are citizens of the town. Term of service is five (5) years.

The Smyrna Housing Authority meets quarterly at Mayfield Manor (400 Mayfield Drive, Smyrna).

**If you are in need of housing please call 615-459-8866.

Click here to fill out an application form.

Name  Term Expires
 Linda Stephenson Cazel  2027
 Paul Lamb  2028
 Fran Dunne  2024
 Maryanne Vandyke  2025
 Tommy Francis  2026

For questions or more information, please call:

615-267-5005
Storm Water Committee

This Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) advises and assists the Town in implementing a program for reducing pollutants discharged into creeks, ditches, streams and rivers. In addition to assisting with public education and outreach, the Committee also assists in the development of ordinances and regulations for Council consideration. The Committee is composed of seven (7) members nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by Town Council. Term of service is two (2) years.

The SWAC meets quarterly (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) on the third Monday of those months at 6:00pm in the Council Room at City Hall (315 South Lowry Street).

Fill out an online application

 Name Term Expires

William Shackelford

2024

Marquinta Richardson

2024

 Scott Burchyett

2024

Bradley Heilwagen

2025
 Doug Brown, Vice Chair 2025
 Rhett Kimble, Chair  2025
 Natasha Floyd 2025

Staff Contact
Bradly Jordan, Stormwater Coordinator
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9742 ext. 2196