Henderson Mayor Bobby King was elected a vice president of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) during the League’s annual conference recently held in Memphis. Jill Holland, McKenzie mayor, was elected president.
TML elects three vice presidents, one representing each grand division of Tennessee. Mayor King was nominated by a five-member nominating committee composed of municipal officials statewide. He 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.
Founded in 1940 and based in Nashville, 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, King will propose and help determine legislation municipalities need passed into law and will establish policy priorities for the League. Other board elections include three vice presidents: Mike Werner, mayor of Gatlinburg; Ken Moore, mayor of Franklin; and King.
The TML board also includes past TML presidents, mayors of Tennessee’s largest cities, eight district directors, and eight at-large directors.
Founded in 1940 and based in Nashville, the Tennessee Municipal League is a voluntary, cooperative organization established by the cities and towns of the state for mutual assistance and improvements. The League’s primary function is to advocate on behalf of city governments. TML works with the Tennessee General Assembly promoting legislation helpful to cities and opposing legislation harmful to cities.