West Tennessee River Basin Authority

Meeting Details: (Revised 10/23/2023)

December 19, 2023 - 9:30 - 10:30 AM CST
In-Person and Remote Access via MS Teams

West Tennessee River Basin Authority
Conference Room
3628 East End Drive
Humboldt, TN 38343

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Supporting Documents

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2023 Meeting Dates

Board of Directors

January 13
April 14*
July 7
October 6*


Executive Committee

February 14
March 14
May 16
June 20 - Cancelled
August 15
September 19
November 14 - Cancelled
December 19

*Meeting dates were moved from regular schedule due to conflicts.

Board Characteristics

Thirty-one members: four appointed by the Governor for six year terms.

Members include:

  • Commissioner of Environment and Conservation or their designee;
  • Commissioner of Agriculture or their designee;
  • Executive Director of the Wildlife Resources Agency or their designee;
  • County executive of each county in West TN (20) or their designee;
  • two members of the House from West TN;
  • two members of the Senate from West TN;
  • one person appointed from a list submitted by the Tennessee Association of Soil Conservation Districts;
  • one person appointed from a list submitted by the Tennessee Conservation League;
  • one person appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Tennessee Farm Bureau;
  • one person appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Tennessee Forestry Association.

Commissioned under T.C.A. 64-1-1102.

The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2028 and the one-year wind-down period begins.

Member Term Expires Representation
Hugh Adams 06-30-22 Tennessee Farm Bureau
Vacant 06-30-21 Tennessee Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Dr. James L. Byford 06-30-22 Tennessee Wildlife Federation (formerly the TN Conservation League)
Kyle Etheridge   Tennessee Forestry Association
David Salyers   Commissioner, Department of Environment and Conservation
Dr. Charlie Hatcher   Commissioner's Designee, Department of Agriculture
Patrick Lemons   Director's Designee, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Vacant   State Representative
Rep. Chris Todd   State Representative
Sen. Ed Jackson   State Senator
Sen. John Stevens   State Senator
Mark Ward, County Mayor   Benton County
Joseph Butler, County Mayor   Carroll County
Barry Hutcherson, County Mayor   Chester County
Gary Reasons, Chairman, County Mayor   Crockett County
Mike Creasy, County Mayor   Decatur County
David Quick, County Mayor   Dyer County
Rhea "Skip" Taylor, County Mayor   Fayette County
Nelson Cunningham, County Mayor   Gibson County
Todd Pulse, County Mayor   Hardemon County
Kevin C. Davis, Vice-Chair, County Mayor   Hardin County
David Livingston, County Mayor
  Haywood County
Robbie McCready, County Mayor
  Henderson County
John Ridgeway, County Mayor
  Henry County
Danny Cook, County Mayor
  Lake County
Maurice Gains, County Mayor
  Lauderdale County
AJ Massey, County Mayor   Madison County
Larry Smith, County Mayor
  McNairy County
Steve Carr, County Mayor
  Obion County
Jeff Huffman, County Mayor
  Tipton County
Jake Bynum, County Mayor
  Weakley County

Past Meetings

October 6, 2023 - Board of Directors

September 19, 2023 - Executive Committee

August 15, 2023 - Executive Committee

July 7, 2023 - Board of Directors

May 16, 2023 - Executive Committee

April 14, 2023 - Board of Directors

March 14, 2023 - Executive Committee

January 13, 2023 - Board of Directors

October 14, 2022 - Board of Directors

July 8, 2022

April 8, 2022 - Board of Directors

January 28, 2022 - Board of Directors

October 8, 2021 - Board of Directors

July 9, 2021 - Board of Directors

April 9, 2021 - Board of Directors

January 8, 2021 - Board of Directors

October 9, 2020 - Board of Directors

David Blackwood, P.E.

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