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TACIR Commission Members

Consisting of public officials from state and local government and private citizen members, the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) "serves as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems." The 25 members of the TACIR capture the richness and diversity of perspectives of private citizens and officials representing different branches and levels of government.

Legislative Members
Term Expiration
Senator Mark Norris, Chairman 2016 November
Senator Jim Tracy 2016 November
Senator Jeff Yarbro 2018 November
Representative Mike Carter 2014 November
Representative Harold M. Love Jr. 2016 November
Representative Antonio Parkinson 2016 November
Representative Tim Wirgau 2016 November
Statutory Members
Senator Randy McNally, Chairman of Senate Finance, Ways & Means consistent with legislative term of office
Representative Charles Sargent, Chairman of House Finance, Ways & Means consistent with legislative term of office
Justin Wilson, Comptroller of the Treasury consistent with legislative term of office
City Members
Tom Bickers, Mayor of Louisville 2019 April
Betsy Crossley, Brentwood City Commissioner 2018 June
Tom Rowland, Mayor of Cleveland, Vice-Chairman 2015 June
Kay Senter, Mayor Pro Tem Morristown 2015 July
County Members
Ernest Burgess, Rutherford County Mayor 2014 September
Jeff Huffman, Tipton County Executive 2014 May
Kenny McBride, Carroll County Mayor 2016 March
Larry Waters, Sevier County Mayor 2016 July
Other Local Government Members
Brent Greer, Henry County Mayor, TN Development District Association 2015 August
Charlie Cardwell, Metropolitan Trustee, County Officials Association of TN 2015 June
Executive Branch Members
Paula Davis, Assistant Commissioner, Administrative Services, Department of Economic and Community Development 2012 June
Iliff McMahan, Jr., Regional Director, Northeast Tennessee Region, Department of Economic and Community Development 2019 June
Private Citizen Members
Christi Gibbs, Nashville 2015 October
Ken Young, Franklin 2018 January

  • The Governor appoints the Executive Branch members, the Private Citizens members and the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) representative.
  • The Speaker of the Senate appoints the Senate members; the Speaker of the House appoints the House members.
  • The Comptroller, the Chairperson of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, and the Chairperson of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee serve on the Commission as statutory members.
  • TCA 4-10-103 requires that the appointment of the county and municipal members and the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) representative shall alternate among the Governor, the Speaker of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, respectively.