Warren County Tennessee Government - County Commission, a list of Warren County TN Commissioners by district and committee.
County Commission
Address: 201 Locust Street
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: 931.473.2505
Fax: 931.473.0635
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
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What We Do...

The Tennessee Constitution provides that each county (not having a metropolitan form of government) must elect a county legislative body, whose members serve a term of four years. In Warren County this body is referred to as the county commission and a member is referred to as a county commissioner.

The Warren County Commission is composed of 24 members, with two members elected from each of the county's 12 districts. The county executive serves as a nonvoting ex officio member of the county legislative body.

County commissioners are elected by popular vote in the regular August election in those even-numbered years in which the governor is elected, and each county commissioner takes office on September 1 following the election, after receiving the proper certificate of election and taking the required oath of office.

The Warren County Commission is the primary policy-making body in the county. The county legislative body has considerable discretion in dealing with the budget for all funds except the school budget, which in most counties must be accepted or rejected as a whole. If rejected, the school board must continue to propose alternatives until a budget is adopted by both the county school board and the county legislative body.

The county legislative body sets a property tax rate that, along with revenues from other county taxes and fees as well as state and federal monies allocated to the county, are used to fund the budget. The county legislative body is subject to various restrictions in imposing most taxes (such as referendum approval or rate limits), although these do not apply to the property tax.

The county legislative body serves an important role in exercising local approval authority for private acts when the private act does not call for referendum approval. Private acts, which often give additional authority to counties, must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the members of the county legislative body or be approved by a referendum in order to become effective. The form of local approval required is specified in the private act.

The county commission annually elects a chair and a chair pro tempore. The county may elect the county executive or a member of the body to be the chair, although the county executive may refuse to serve. If the county executive is chair, he or she may vote only to break a tie vote. If a member is chair, the member votes as a member, but cannot vote again to break a tie. If the county executive is not chair, he or she may veto most resolutions of the county legislative body, but this veto may be overridden by a majority vote. The majority vote that is required for this and the passage of resolutions and most other measures is a majority of the entire actual membership of the county legislative body, and not a majority of the quorum, nor a majority of the authorized membership.

The Warren County Commission holds regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Warren County Administrative Building, except as where noted below.

Please note: Pursuant to Resolution No. 36-2016 adopted November 21, 2016, the following changes have been made to the schedule of monthly county commission meetings:

The January regular sessions of county court will be held on the TUESDAY following the third Monday to avoid conflict with the legal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The February regular sessions of county court will be held on the TUESDAY following the third Monday to avoid conflict with the legal holiday of Presidents Day.

Regular sessions of county court held in the months of March through December will remain scheduled for the third Monday of each month.


The county executive also has the power to call a special meeting of the county commission when deemed necessary. In addition, a majority of the county commissioners may call a special meeting by making application to the chair of the county commission. In general, the call for a special meeting must be made in a newspaper publication or by personal notices to the county commissioners sent by the county clerk. This notice must be at least five days before the time for convening the county legislative body. Notice of meeting must be made to be public under the Open Meetings Law even if no other specific law applies.

Another important function of the county legislative body is its role in electing county officers when there is a vacancy in an elected county office. The person elected by the county legislative body serves in the office for the remainder of the term or until a successor is elected, depending upon when the vacancy occurred.


Chairman of Commission
County Executive Herschel Wells, Sr.

Chairman Pro Tem
Terry Bell

Parliamentarian
Ron Lee
Commissioners By District
District 1: Ron Lee
  David Rhea
District 2: Carl Edward Bouldin
  Diane Starkey
District 3: Richard Grissom
  Michael Shane Wilcher
District 4: Teddy Boyd
Blaine Wilcher
District 5: Michael Martin
Tyrone Sparkman
District 6: Phillip Stout
Charles Morgan
District 7: Gary Martin
  Tommy Savage
District 8: Randy England
  Scott Rubley
District 9: Carlene Brown
  Wayne Copeland
District 10: Carolyn Miller
  Gary Prater
District 11: Terry Bell
  Morris Bond
District 12: Carl D. Bouldin
  Kenny Roberts
Committee Assignments
Budget & Finance
  • Terry Bell, Chair
  • Carl Edward Bouldin
  • Michael Martin
  • Gary Prater
  • Diane Starkey
Building & Grounds
  • Carl Edward Bouldin, Chair
  • Carolyn Miller
  • David Rhea
  • Kenny Roberts
  • Michael Shane Wilcher
Economic & Agricultural Development
  • Ron Lee, Chair
  • Wayne Copeland
  • Richard Grissom
  • Gary Martin
  • Tyrone Sparkman
Education
  • Diane Starkey, Chair
  • Terry Bell
  • Morris Bond
  • Carlene Brown
  • Scott Rubley
Financial Management
  • Herschel Wells, County Executive
  • Levie Glenn, Superintendent, WC Highway Dept.
  • Bobby Cox, Director, Warren County Schools
  • Terry Bell
  • Gary Martin
  • Scott Rubley
  • Tommy Savage
Health & Welfare
  • Blaine Wilcher, Chair
  • Teddy Boyd
  • Richard Grissom
  • Tommy Savage
  • Phillip Stout
Highway & Bridge
  • Gary Prater, Chair
  • Randy England
  • Gary Martin
  • David Rhea
  • Blaine Wilcher
County Corrections Partnership Committee
(Formerly Jail Oversight Committee)
  • Morris Bond, Chair
  • Carl D. Bouldin
  • Carolyn Miller
  • Kenny Roberts
  • Scott Rubley
Policy & Personnel
  • Tommy Savage, Chair
  • Carlene Brown
  • Wayne Copeland
  • Charles Morgan
  • Michael Shane Wilcher
Safety & Beer Board
  • Teddy Boyd, Chair
  • Carl D. Bouldin
  • Randy England
  • Ron Lee
  • Charles Morgan

Procedures & Rules Committee

  • This committee is made up of the chairs of each of the standing committees. Its function is to review non-profit requests.

 

Who We Are...
Terry Bell
District 11
686-2854
Morris Bond
District 11
934-2914
Carl D. Bouldin
District 12
668-9339
Carl Edward Bouldin
District 2
473-4755
Teddy Boyd
District 4
205-8350
Carlene Brown
District 9
668-1219
Wayne Copeland
District 9
635-3100
Randy England
District 8
808-3203
 
Richard Grissom
District 3
931-212-4590
Ron Lee
District 1
808-0503
Gary Martin
District 7
808-1230
 
Michael Martin
District 5
668-9047
Carolyn Miller
District 10
939-3757
Charles Morgan
District 6
473-5713
Gary Prater
District 10
David Rhea
District 1
931-314-0422
 
Kenny Roberts
District 12
808-7041
 
Scott Rubley
District 8
668-4746
 
Tommy Savage
District 7
686-2442
 
Tyrone Sparkman
District 5
473-7248
Diane Starkey
District 2
815-9598
Phillip Stout
District 6
668-9560
Blaine Wilcher
District 4
743-2461
Shane Wilcher
District 3
581-8416