Mayor Jeff Mason
Chairman, Executive Board
Jeff Mason, as County Mayor, is the Chief Executive & Financial Officer of the County and performs duties and administrative tasks, and interacts with other county officials in almost every area of local administration. He serves on many different boards and committees throughout Smith County and the Upper Cumberland Region.
Economic & Community Development
Smith County is a level 3 participant in the ThreeStar Program, the highest level attainable. As a service to local businesses and those considering relocating to Smith County, the Smith County Chamber provides data and research to help businesses make sound decisions. Small business is the backbone of Smith County’s economy. The community embraces the impact of these companies on our culture and lifestyle. The Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations have developed a variety of resources designed to help all small businesses succeed.
2020 Joint Economic Members
2020 JOINT ECONOMIC MEMBERS LIST
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS:
Mayor Jeff Mason (Chairman) (Smith County Mayor)
122 Turner High Circle Carthage, TN 37030
Mayor Hollis Mullinax (South Carthage City Mayor)
106 Main Street N Carthage, TN 37030
Mayor Sarah Marie Smith (Carthage City Mayor)
314 Spring Street Carthage, TN 37030
Mayor Milton Gibbs (Gordonsville City Mayor)
63 Main Street E Gordonsville, TN 38563
Mr. Johnny Law (Chamber Appointee)
3 Richard Lane Carthage, TN 37030
FULL BOARD MEMBERS:
Mr. Dalton Paschal (Smith County Commissioner)
125 Popular Dr. Brush Creek, TN 38547
Mr. Joey Nixon (Smith County Commissioner)
138 Hillwood Drive Carthage, TN 37030
Ms. Vanessa Williams (Industry Appointee)
167 Bentley Harris Way Gordonsville, TN 38563
Ms. Sonya Kemp (Green Belt Appointee)
10 Kemp Hollow Lane Pleasant Shade, TN 31745
Mr. David West (Senior Vice President – Citizen’s Bank)
P.O. Box 195 Carthage, TN 37030
Mr. Billy Woodard (Chamber Executive Director)
P.O. Box 70 Carthage, TN 37030
Mr. James Trainham (Board Appointed)
119 Hilltop Drive Carthage, TN 37030
Mr. Pat Geho (Chamber Ex Vice President & Chairman of the S C IDB)
193 Alexandria Hwy Brush Creek, TN 38547
Mr. Barry Smith (Smith County Director of Schools)
126 SCMS Lane Carthage, TN 37030
Mr. Dan Tidcomb (Tennessee Central Economic Authority)
702 McMurry Blvd Hartsville, TN 37074
Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN DOES THE JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE MEET?
They meet every 3 months on the 4th Tuesday at 8 AM at the Chamber of Commerce.
WHAT IS THE THREESTAR PROGRAM?
ThreeStar is a strategic community development program developed to assist communities in preparing for a better future. In Smith County, we have three inviting cities with ThreeStar quality. Three on-the-grow cities—Carthage, South Carthage and Gordonsville—continue to set new standards of quality that have helped the county repeatedly earn the ThreeStar designation from the Tennessee Department of Economic Development. To score this highest rating, the County has proved measurable excellence in:
- Jobs and economic development
- Fiscal strength and efficient government
- Public safety
- Education and workforce development
- Health and welfare
WHAT STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES DOES SMITH COUNTY OFFER?
With an agricultural and tourism base already thriving, Smith County offers strategic opportunity for a variety of sectors, with effective programs also in place to nurture small to medium-sized business. Our county’s human resources are excellent, worker skills sharpened by the expert training of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. And our natural resources are also outstanding, yielding abundant harvests in hay, corn, soybeans, tobacco, strawberries, green peppers, tomatoes and apples; cattle are also raised here. Mineral resources include crushed stone and zinc, while timber stands include oak, hickory, ash, cedar, maple and walnut.