Meet Giles County’s 21 Commissioners
Giles County’s legislative body, the Giles County Commission, is made up of 21 members, with three being elected from each of the seven districts. Members are elected by the voters in the August general elections coinciding with the election of the governor and take office the following September 1 after being qualified to hold office.
The Giles County Commission meets in regular session at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Giles County Commission Room on the south side of the third floor of the Giles County Courthouse located at the center of the Giles County Courthouse Square.
The meetings are open to the public, though there is limited seating capacity in the historic courtroom in which the sessions are held.
Meetings of committees are held on separate days from and prior to the commission meetings to address any business issues that may come before the commission. These meetings are open to the public and are posted on this website in the events calendar.
Constituents are encouraged to call their commissioners to discuss upcoming agenda items, call attention to issues that should be addressed by the commission and to provide feedback on matters of consequence to Giles County over which the commission has jurisdiction.
Artist Kimberly White captured the essence of rural Giles County, Tennessee, with her painting that now hangs in the Giles County Commission Room at the historic courthouse.
The artist shows life from a front porch with a view of farming that has been a mainstay occupation during the county’s 200+ years – hauling hay, growing cotton, picking fruit, harvesting corn. On the porch rail is Tennessee’s state bird, the mockingbird. The state flower, the iris, grows alongside the porch, while the ever-present morning glory frames the busy farm.
Quilts hang on the line. The table is set for partaking in home-cooked muffins, milk and honey.