Commissioners To Consider IDB Candidates Tuesday

KEVIN HALPERN, Courier Co-Editor

The Cannon County Commission will consider seven candidates for appointment to the Cannon County Industrial Development Board when it meets Tuesday night (June 12).

The IDB is down to one active member after several recently resigned and it was determine that two persons on it could not serve because of positions they held in county government.

Commission Chairman Bob Stoetzel will present the following persons for consideration Tuesday:

• Mindy N. Gunter, manager of the Woodbury branch of First Bank.

• David Vance, an officer of Global Industrial Components, located on South College St.

• Neal Appelbaum, current president of the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce and a local realtor. Appelbaum also has written grants for several county entities.

• Randall Reid, who has been a member of the local IDB for several years and served previously in the same capacity on Franklin County's IDB.

• Dean More, who is a retired executive in the sales of bank equipment having served his company for 40 years. He then went into his own business of the same nature.

• Doug Bodary, who works as a Field Staff Representative for the County Technical Assistance Service of the University of Tennessee (CTAS). CTAS provides studies and research in county government, publications, educational conferences and furnishes technical, consultative and field services to counties of the state in problems relating to fiscal administration, accounting, tax assessment and collection, law enforcement, and public works, and any and all other matters relating to county government.

• Corey Davenport, a Chemical Specialist at General Mills and current Chairman of the Cannon County Republican Party.

According to information provided by Chairman Stoetzel, the proposed IDB members, if approved, will serve in six-year increments. Two will serve for two years and then be rotated off; two will serve for four years and then be rotated off and three will be on for the six year rotation. After that anyone who is appointed will serve for six years.

The number of people being named to the board, seven, is the minimum required under its charter. Four are needed for a quorum. The Cannon County IDB was chartered in 1966.

The primary mission of the Industrial Development Board is promoting, developing and assisting in the planned growth of Cannon County's business and industrial community. It is a not-for-profit, public corporation.