Organization and Membership


GNRC is governed by a regional council comprised of city mayors, county mayors/ executives, state legislators, appointments representing business/industry, and appointments representing minority populations. The Council membership is defined by state legislation. Each member is a shared owner in the organization and is responsible for ensuring the financial health and performance of the agency.

The Council’s Executive Board convenes monthly to enact the adopted Annual Work Program and Budget on behalf of the membership and oversee the Council’s programs and services carried out by 80 professional staff.

Executive Board 

The 20 plus member Executive Board, formerly called the Executive Committee, meets monthly to conduct business on behalf of the full 93-member Regional Council. The Board’s current membership is defined by state law and includes the Council officers, a small city representative, a large city representative, two state legislators, and the minority representatives from the four counties within GNRC with the highest minority populations. In addition, each county and the municipalities within, are required to caucus each year to select a single representative of the group. Legislation passed in 2018 by the Tennessee General Assembly has provided additional authority to the Regional Council to define the future makeup of its Executive Board through its organizational bylaws.

Executive Board Officers
  • President - Mayor Paige Brown, City of Gallatin
  • Vice President - Mayor Bob Rial, Dickson County
  • Treasurer -  Mayor Joe Pitts, City of Clarksville
  • Immediate Past President - Mayor Anthony Holt, Sumner County


GNRC is owned by and operated on behalf of its local government membership comprised of county governments in the counties of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson, Tennessee, and all incorporated municipalities and metropolitan governments located within these counties.

CHEATHAMAshland City, Kingston Springs, Pegram, Pleasant View
DAVIDSONBelle Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, Nashville, Oak Hill, Goodlettsville
DICKSONBurns, Charlotte, Dickson, Slayden, Vanleer, White Bluff
HOUSTONErin, Tennessee Ridge
HUMPHREYSMcEwen, New Johnsonville, Waverly
ROBERTSONAdams, Cedar Hill, Coopertown, Cross Plains, Greenbrier, Orlinda, Ridgetop, Springfield
RUTHERFORDEagleville, LaVergne, Murfreesboro, Smyrna
STEWARTCumberland City, Dover
SUMNERGallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Millersville, Mitchellville, Portland, Westmoreland, White House
WILLIAMSONBrentwood, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville, Thompson Station
Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown