2017 Tennessee Code
Title 7 - Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities
Local Government Functions
Chapter 69 - Tourism Development Authority Act
§ 7-69-104. Board of directors.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 7-69-104 (2017)
  • (a) The authority shall have a board of directors in which all powers of the authority shall be vested. Such board shall consist of any number of directors, no fewer than five (5). The creating municipality or municipalities are authorized to establish the qualifications for the board members, which may include the number of board members that must be qualified voters, taxpayers, property owners or residents.
  • (b) The creating municipality or municipalities, if more than one (1) municipality has jointly created an authority, shall determine the number of directors, whether and to what extent the members of the local legislative bodies and the local chamber of commerce shall serve as members, the manner each director shall be appointed or elected and the manner of filling vacancies.
  • (c) The directors of the authority shall serve without compensation, except for reimbursement of necessary expenses incurred by directors in performance of their duties. All directors shall be residents of the county for which the authority is acting.
  • (d)
    • (1) The creating municipality or municipalities shall establish the term of office of each director of the authority; provided, that any director shall continue to serve beyond the end of the director's term until the director's successor has been appointed. At the first organizational meeting of the authority, the creating municipality shall establish the terms of the initial directors so that the directors serve staggered terms and an approximately equal number of directors have terms that expire in each year.
    • (2) If a creating municipality had established a tourism board, upon approval of the municipality or all municipalities if more than one (1) municipality was a part of establishing a tourism board, the board of the tourism board may become the initial board of the authority in such manner as directed by the creating municipality or municipalities.
    • (3) The authority shall provide to each governing body the initial terms assigned to each director.
    • (4) The term of a director is renewable, subject to reappointment.
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