Standing Committees


Courthouse & Property Committee

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00PM at the Bedford Co. Courthouse (Third-floor courtroom).

Julie Sanders-Chairman (931) 580-5854
Brian Farris (931) 273-3016
Brent Smith (615) 668-9894
Chasity Gunn (931) 580-0379
Jeff Sweeney (615) 892-0599


Financial Management Committee

Meets at 4:15PM on every 4th Tuesday of the month at Bedford Co. Business Complex (200 Dover St - Suite 110).

1st District Don Embry (931) 684-3284
2nd District Tony Smith (931) 607-6140
3rd District Janice Brothers (931) 703-5531
5th District Don Gallagher (931) 224-1431
5th District Stanley Smotherman-Vice Chair (931) 684-4651
6th District Linda Yockey (931) 607-5875
7th District Chad Graham (931) 684-7944


Law Enforcement Committee

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00PM at the Bedford Co. Courthouse (Third-floor courtroom).

8th District John Brown-Chairman (931) 703-9502
6th District Bill Anderson (931) 607-8485
7th District Chad Graham (931) 684-7944
9th District Mark Thomas (931) 580-9223
7th District Sylvia Pinson (931) 580-9696


Rules & Legislative Committee

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00PM at the Bedford Co. Courthouse (Third-floor courtroom).

2nd District Greg Vick (615) 210-7246
3rd District Jimmy Patterson (931) 294-5222
4th District Anita Epperson (931) 580-8907
8th District Edward Castleman (931) 703-9608
9th District Phillip Farrar – Chairman (931) 684-2987



Audit Committee

Bailey Little (931) 684-7709
Bob Garner (931) 684-7142
Joe Tillett (931) 684-6449
Sheila Rourke c/o Duck River Electric (931) 684-4621 (DREMC)
Virgil Johnson (931) 684-8759


The Local Government Modernization Act of 2005 encourages counties to form an audit committee, and the comptroller of the treasury may require it if a local government is not in compliance with Government Accounting and Standards Board (GASB) standards by June 30, 2008, or has recurring findings of material weakness in internal control for three or more consecutive years. This committee is created by the county legislative body, which selects the members. The members of this committee must be external to the management and may be members of the county legislative body, citizens or a combination of both. Since the statute does not specify the number of members on this committee, this is determined by the county legislative body. The duties of this committee are to be established in a resolution approved first by the comptroller and then by the county legislative body. The audit committee responsibilities include, at a minimum, financial and other reporting practices, internal control, compliance with laws and regulations and ethics. T.C.A. S 9-3-405.

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