Heritage Alliance Board of Trustees
The affairs of the Alliance shall be managed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees must be members of the Alliance but need not be residents of the State of Tennessee.
The Board of Trustees of the Alliance shall consist of no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fifteen (15) members. All Trustees shall have equal and full voting rights and responsibilities as members of the Board. No member, including the appointed members, shall serve more than two (2) consecutive three-year terms as Trustees; however, a former member may be reelected or reappointed after a one (1) year absence. Trustees shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which they are elected or appointed or until removed as provided in Article 6.4. Terms shall be staggered so that approximately one-third of the Trustees shall be elected, reelected, appointed or reappointed each year.
The Mayor of every county or municipal government that appropriates funds, the amount of which to be established at the discretion of the Heritage Alliance Board of Trustees, for the financial support of the Heritage Alliance may appoint a maximum of one (1) Trustee to the Board. Each Trustee so appointed shall be limited in tenure to the years of financial appropriation from the respective government entity and may serve up to a maximum of two (2) three-year terms as provided in Article 6.2. Appointed Trustees shall comprise a maximum of a simple minority of the Board.
Heritage Alliance full By-Laws available HERE.
Board Meetings are open to the public. Full calendar of board meetings is available under events on this website. The Board of Trustees meets once a quarter during the calendar year. This does not include eMeetings or called meetings.
Current Board of Trustees (emails available upon request)
President, Fred Counts – 2024
Vice President, Terry Countermine – Appointed by Mayor of Jonesborough
Treasurer, Dana York – 2026
Secretary, Hal Hunter – 2025, 2nd term
Nick Andrews – 2026
Charlene Cleveland – 2025
Mark Edmonds – 2026, 2nd term
Mike Floyd – 2024, 2nd term
Cari Jarman – 2026, 2nd term
Meghan Kieta – 2025
Jack Van Zandt – 2025, 2nd term
Pat Wolfe – Appointed by Mayor of Washington County
Minutes from 2022 Calendar Year Meetings
(older minutes available upon request)
September 22, 2002 additional minutes
Minutes from 2023 Calendar Year Meetings
Annual Meeting January 19, 2023
Title VI Policies
The Heritage Alliance of NETN and SWVA complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), which states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Any person who believes that discrimination has occurred by the Heritage Alliance of NETN and SWVA on the basis of race, color or national origin, including limited English proficiency (LEP), in violation of Title VI may file a written complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. Complaints may also be filed with the state or federal agency involved, or the United States Department of Justice. For more information, please contact the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
Heritage Alliance Title VI Policy
Heritage Alliance Title VI Complaint Process
Heritage Alliance Strategy for Board Diversity
Heritage Alliance Limited English Proficiency Policy