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District 9:
James H. Westbrook, Jr.

James' Interests:

Jimmy Westbrook is one of the longest serving members of county government. First elected as a member of the Weakley County Quarterly Court in 1974, he continues to serve as a county commissioner, leaving the position for one term during that 42 year span.

Commissioner Westbrook has worked as an auditor and audit supervisor with the Division of County Audit of the State Comptroller's office for 10 years, served for 13 years as Executive Director of the UT County Technical Assistance Service and another 14 years as Executive Director of the Tennessee County Highway Officials Association before his retirement in 2002. Westbrook was the second director of CTAS after joining the staff after it was created in 1973. He was the first director of TCHOA when the organization was created in January 1988.

In September of 2015, Mr. Westbrook was reappointed to the Transportation Committee for the National Association of Counties. He serves on the county commission as chair of the Public Works and Public Safety Committee. He also serves on the body's Finance, Ways, & Means Committee and Financial Management Committee.

Since his retirement in 2002, Westbrook has worked as a non-paid public servant for both the city of Dresden and Weakley County, actively recruiting business and industry and jobs for the county. He also serves on the Industrial Board for Dresden. He has served two terms as President of the Tennessee County Commissioners Association (1985-1986 and 2009-2010). He presently serves as a President for Tennessee County Services Association [TCSA].

He is a Board member and Treasurer of the Weakley County Municipal Electric System, and a member of the Dresden Quarterback Club. He is a 50 year Mason, a 50 year member of Al Chymia Shrine Temple as well as a 50 year member and Charter Member of the Dresden Elks Lodge. He was recognized in 2003 with the Golden Iris Award and devotes time to numerous community organizations and projects. In 2004 Commissioner Westbrook was named by the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce as Weakley Countian of the Year.

Commissioner Westbrook graduated from The University of Tennessee at Martin in 1963 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Internal Auditor. Commissioner Westbrook resides at 628 Edgewood Circle in Dresden and attend the Southside Church of Christ. He is a widower of Donna Kay Blackard Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook has two daughters, Stacey Stoker and Angie Hewett, and one son Jamie. He has five grandchildren.

Contact Information:
Weakley Co. District 9 Commissioner
James H. Westbrook, Jr.

P.O. Box 295
Dresden, TN 38225
(731) 364-2725
E-mail: jhwest@frontiernet.net

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