County Commission

Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • Benton County Courthouse
    1 Courthouse Square
    Camden, TN 38320

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  1. Angela Hern

    Angela Hern

    First District Commissioner

  1. Ward Plant

    Ward Plant

    First District Commissioner

  1. Stephen Stokes

    Stephen Stokes

    First District Commissioner

  1. Dayna Ferguson

    Dana Ferguson

    Second District Commissioner

  1. Kenneth Miller

    Kenneth Miller

    Second District Commissioner

  1. Rocky Presson

    Rocky Presson

    Second District Commissioner

  1. Keleah Dye

    Keleah Dye

    Third District Commissioner

  1. Norman Frazier

    Norman Frazier

    Third District Commissioner

  1. Gary Furr

    Gary Furr

    Third District Commissioner

  1. Dwayne Fowler

    Dwayne Fowler

    Fourth District Commissioner

  1. Sonny Hall

    Sonny Hall

    Fourth District Commissioner

  1. Phil Melton

    Phil Melton

    Fourth District Commissioner

  1. Rachelle Hill

    Rachelle Hill

    Fifth District Commissioner

  1. Mike Nunnery

    Mike Nunnery

    Fifth District Commissioner

  1. Roseanne Ward

    Rosanne Ward

    Fifth District Commissioner

  1. Darrell Hicks

    Darrel Hicks

    Sixth District Commissioner

  1. Ronnie Hopper

    Ronnie Hopper

    Sixth District Commissioner

  1. Terry Kiehn

    Terry Kiehn

    Sixth District Commissioner

Overview

The county legislative body may exercise the powers of a legislative nature granted to it by the General Assembly in public acts (laws of general application or local option application, which may be found in codified form in the Tennessee Code Annotated) or in private acts that apply to a particular county (that do not conflict with the general law).

The General Assembly has given the county legislative body a considerable array of powers, including the power to levy property taxes without limitation regarding rates, the power to expend funds for any lawful purpose, zoning powers for the unincorporated areas of the county, and some regulatory powers, yet the General Assembly has not seen fit to grant to the county legislative body all of the powers that have been granted to Tennessee's incorporated municipalities (cities and towns). Therefore, counties must always look for the source of authority for any action taken, as counties have no authority to act outside the scope of the powers granted by the General Assembly.