Shelby County Government

Shelby County Commissioners closed their Monday (Nov. 13) meeting requesting an update on the current investigation into Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert’s management of her office and to inform them whether official replacement proceedings should be considered. The add-on item...
by James Coleman -- After years of safety issues and lobbying for improvements, commuters and pedestrians can look forward to a safer passage along East Holmes Road after the Shelby County Commission on Monday (Jan. 24) approved adding sidewalks to...
Shelby County Commissioners are scrambling for new revenue sources for capital projects after they nixed county Mayor Lee Harris’ bid to double the county’s wheel tax to fund a rebuild of Regional One Health hospital and other construction projects. The...
The task was to select a new chairperson and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners could not get it down after numerous rounds of voting failed to produce the needed seven-vote majority. The stalemate on Monday (July 17) came despite...
Following several setbacks and obstacles, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ proposal for a $25 increase in the wheel tax rolled through the Shelby County Commission on an 11-0 vote during an unusual regular meeting Wednesday (June 28). In a statement...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has appointed Dwan Gilliom as Chief Administrative Officer of Shelby County Government. Mr. Gilliom has more than 30 years experience in public service, including Director of Public Works for the City of Memphis, Executive Director...
Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Aug. 14) set their leadership posts for the next legislative year, after commissioners Miska Clay-Bibbs and Charlie Caswell mustered enough votes to gain the leadership posts. Their elections to commission chair and chair pro tem (vice...
With a void to fill, Shelby County commissioners made quick work of approving Mauricio Calvo to an interim seat on the Memphis -Shelby County School Board. “I pledge to be someone to work for accountability, for transparency, for collaboration across...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office recently honored four individuals for their efforts to bring more fairness to the criminal justice system during the second annual Southern Justice Summit Awards ceremony.  The virtual event (Nov. 19) was streamed live on...
Downtown Memphis is undergoing $5 billion in redevelopment projects – a transformation that can make the city more competitive and spur widespread economic benefits. Local and non-local investors are lured by downtown’s land value (appraised at $1.1 million per acre),...