Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown was elected as vice president of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) during their annual business meeting recently held in Chattanooga. Ken Moore, Franklin mayor, was elected president.
TML elects three vice presidents, one representing each grand division of Tennessee. Brown was nominated by the membership and recommended by a five-member nominating committee composed of municipal officials statewide. She was then elected for a one-year term by a majority vote of the TML membership. TML’s vice presidents are traditionally in line to succeed the president.
“TML is a vital organization for our Tennessee cities,” said Brown. “Working together to address issues and opportunities is a great advantage for all cities, and for our wonderful state.”
Founded in 1940, TML is a nonprofit organization founded by cities and towns for mutual assistance and improvement. Representing 99 percent of Tennessee’s municipal citizens, the organization advocates for needed legislative action by the General Assembly, represents municipal interests before state departments and agencies, and – working through the National League of Cities in Washington – seeks to influence federal legislation and policies affecting municipal governments.
As a member of the TML board of directors, Brown will propose and help determine legislation municipalities need passed into law and will establish policy priorities for the League.