District 6: Steve Vantrease
Steven W. "Steve" Vantrease is the school board member representing District 6 citizens in Martin, Tennessee. Vantrease has served on the Weakley County School Board since 2000 [filling vacancy - elected in 2002], and is currently the Chairman of the Weakley County School Board (September 2016). He serves as Vice-Chairperson on the Board's Finance Committee and Chairs the Planning Committee. Vantrease holds a Boardsmanship Level IV certification awarded by the Tennessee School Board Association.
Vantrease grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and now makes his home in Martin after attending The University of Tennessee at Martin and earning two degrees: a BS in Business Administration (Finance) and a MS in Education Administration.
Vantrease, retired from the University of Tennessee at Martin, presently serves the University of Tennessee Foundation as a part-time alumni representative.
Vantrease is active in many community activities and interests. He serves in volunteer and leadership capacities in the following organizations: United Way of Weakley County, Tennessee Soybean Festival; and LIFELINE Blood Services, blood donor and county board member. Steve is a graduate of The University of Tennessee Leadership Academy and WestStar Leadership Program.
Vantrease is a member of the Martin Breakfast Optimist Club, the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce, and the American Legion Post 55 in Martin. Vantrease also supports public television through donations and volunteer work with WLJT-TV and other community philanthropies. Vantrease supports The University through donations to Vanguard Theater and Skyhawk Club and is a member of the Captains Club. Additional University service is provided by being an active member and donor to the U.T. National Alumni Association.
Steve Vantrease has been married for nearly 40 years and has two daughters. He is an active member and volunteer worker for his church, Martin First United Methodist Church.
Weakley County School Board District 6 Commissioner
168 Baker Road
Martin, TN 38237