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Van Buren

P.O. Box 217
Spencer, TN 38585
(931) 946-2314
https://vanburencountytn.com

COUNTY DETAILS

Year Originated: 1840
County Road Miles: 231.99
Number of Parcels: 7,203
Incorporated Cities or Towns: Spencer (1601)

ECONOMY & POPULATION

2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $4.56 B
2020 Population: 6,168
2020 Population per Square Mile: 22.51
2020 Labor Force: 34,360
2020 Unemployment Rate: 6.70%

COUNTY STRUCTURE

County Structure: Traditional
Legislative Body: Board of Commissioners
# of Legislators: 16
Development District: Upper Cumberland Development District
Judicial District: 31

LEGAL AUTHORITY

Fiscal Procedures Law: General Law
Budgeting Law: General Law
Purchasing Law: County Purchasing Law of 1983
Private Acts: Van Buren County Private Acts
County Mayor David Sullivan (931) 946-2314
Hwy Chief Admin Off Randy Oakes (931) 946-2161
vbc.hwy.dept@gmail.com
Administrator of Elections Wayne Simons (931) 946-2728
Assessor of Property Darlene Hale (931) 946-2451
darlene.hale@cot.tn.gov
Circuit Court Clerk Lavetta Simmons (931) 946-2153
Clerk & Master Tina Shockley (931) 946-7175
tinashockley@gmail.com
County Attorney Howard Upchurch (931) 946-2314
County Clerk Lisa Rigsby (931) 946-2121
lisa.rigsby@tn.gov
Director of Schools Cheryl Cole (931) 946-2242
Register of Deeds April Shockley (931) 946-7363
Sheriff Michael Brock (931) 946-2118
mjbrock.1973@yahoo.com
Solid Waste Director Heather Woodlee (931) 946-2314
Trustee Beth Simmons (931) 946-2263
Number of Commissioners: 10
Number of Commission Districts: 5
County Legislative Meeting Information: 6:00 p.m. - 1st Monday of each month

County Commissioner Michael Chandler
County Commissioner Cale Crain
County Commissioner Jordan Delong Jordan.delong94@cloud.com
County Commissioner Tabitha Denney
County Commissioner Terry Hickey
County Commissioner Terry Hodges TerryHodges70@icloud.com
County Commissioner Dusty Madewell
County Commissioner Kenny Smith Kenny/lori@hotmail.com
County Commissioner Brick Wall brickwall1212@gmail.com
County Commissioner Michael Woodlee

CTAS Consultants

County Government Consultant: Ben Rodgers
Environmental Consultant: Kim Raia
Assessor Consultant: Gabe Looney
Criminal Justice Consultant:
Jail Administration Consultant: Jim Hart