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   Louis J. "Jody" Baltz III was appointed city administrator in January 1999.  Mr. Baltz has over twenty years experience in municipal government.   He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Memphis State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Tennessee State University. 
Prior to his appointment to Tullahoma, Mr. Baltz was employed in the private sector as the general manager of a fire safety firm in Nashville, Tennessee.  He previously held the position of Assistant to the City Manager/Director of Public Works for the City of Brentwood, Tennessee.
   From 1987-97 he served on the Tennessee Municipal League Environmental Resources Committee.  In 1992 he was selected to participate in the University of Virginiaís Center for Public Service Senior Executive Institute.  In 1996-97 he served as president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
   He holds membership in the International City Management Association, the Tennessee City Managerís Association, the American Public Works Association and the American Society for Public Administration.

   Susan Wilson was hired by the City of Tullahoma in April 2002, and assumed the responsibilities of Director of Finance and Administration July 1, 2002. Ms. Wilson had previously served as the Finance Director for the City of Manchester and Manchester Water Department for four years. Her municipal experience also includes five years as Deputy Finance Director for the city of Norwich, New York. While in Norwich, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Norwich Business Improvement Management Association and elected Treasurer by the Board. In this capacity, she worked with local and state officials to obtain state approval and provide grant assistance for a new branch campus of a local community college in Norwich. She also co-chaired the Streetscape committee, which coordinated beautification efforts for that project. She was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Greater Norwich Local Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation created to develop and promote local industry.
     Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor degree from St. Bonaventure University,Olean, New York,in 1982. She then completed forty credits in the M.B.A. program at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester,New York, while working full-time in the banking industry. Ms. Wilson has over fifteen years of combined financial experience in the public and private sectors. She is a State of Tennessee Certified Municipal Clerk and Recorder.
     Ms. Wilson is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, and has successfully completed three of four certification exams. Other professional affiliations include GFOA, TGFOA, TAMCAR, and coursework through the Center for Government Training, University of Tennessee, MTAS. She is a 1998 Coffee County Leadership in Progress graduate, is currently a member of the Tullahoma Business and Professional Women's Club and Keep Coffee County Beautiful, and active in local church and school activities.

  Charles Stephen "Steve" Woodard was appointed Director of Planning & Codes on June 24, 1996. Mr. Woodard has more than 25 years experience in Municipal Government. He attended Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee University. He also has completed several courses through the University of Tennessee (Planning) and the University of Tennessee for Government Training, Mr. Woodard is a Certified Building Official.

  Prior to his appointment to Tullahoma, Mr. Woodard was employed with the city of Fayetteville, Tennessee for over eighteen (18) years.

   He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Building Official Association since 1991 and also served as president of TBOA 2 terms. He is the current president of the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce and prior to assuming that office, served on the Executive Boad of the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce and as President of Coffee County Leadership. In 1993 he was voted Code Official of the year for the State of Tennessee and also for the Middle Tennessee Region by his peers.

   He holds membership with the Middle Tennessee Official Association, Tennessee Building Officials Association, Southern Building Code Congress International, International Code Council, Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors, Tennessee Fire Chief's Association, Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association and the American Planning Association.

   J. C. Ferrell joined the Tullahoma Police Department in 1973 as a patrolman.  A graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1975.  Two years later he was advanced to Detective Captain in which capacity he oversaw all criminal investigations.  In 1987 he was promoted to the position of Operations Division Captain which managed the investigations unit as well as the Traffic Division.  He served two stints as interim chief during the 1980ís.  In February 1989 he was appointed Chief of Police.
   Chief Ferrell has attended numerous specialized schools and seminars dealing with all aspects of Law Enforcement.  He has been an active member of the Tennessee Association of Chief of Police for the past twenty years.  Chief Ferrell currently serves on the Boards of both the Coffee County Consolidated Communications Center and the Coffee County 911 Emergency Communications District.

   C. B. Watkins is a 45-year employee of the City of Tullahoma. First hired in 1959 as a patrolman with the Police Department, he received his training with the Police Training Academy. In 1961 he transferred to the City of Tullahoma Fire Department and attended Tennessee Fire School that year. He has attended numerous training schools throughout his career. He also served as Fire Inspector and was promoted to Fire Chief in 1974.

   Chief Watkins is a member of and has been active in the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, the Tennessee Fire Association, the National Fire Prevention Association, and the Tennessee Fire Marshall Association.

Kurt Glick was appointed Director of the Parks and Recreation Department on September 25, 2000. He graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1980 and received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Tennessee in 1984. Kurt is a certified Leisure Professional, the National Recreation and Parks Association's highest level of certification. He also is a NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector and a member of both the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association and National Recreation and Parks Association. He has been employed by the City of Tullahoma for fifteen years and served as Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation prior to being appointed Director.

Wayne Limbaugh - Wayne Limbaugh has been employed by the City of Tullahoma for nine years. He served as the Purchasing Officer and the Director of Municipal Services prior to being promoted to Public Works Director. Mr. Limbaugh oversees forty three city employees in Public Works. He also serves as the administrator for the City computer system. He served as the co-interim City Administrator in the absence of a City Administrator in 1998. Mr. Limbaugh holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Technology from Motlow State Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to employment with the City of Tullahoma, he worked in private industry. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Coffee County Senior Citizens, the Regional Solid Waste Planning Committee, Keep Coffee County Beautiful, and the Interlocal Solid Waste Authority.

John W. Riley was appointed by the Board of Mayor and Alderman as the Director of Emergency Management on November 15, 2001. Mr. Riley's education is in the medical and emergency services field. He has over 45 years experience in all aspects of emergency response operations and holds many certifications from the Air Force and Navy. Riley is a Cerified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers. Riley is a graduate of the Air Force On-Scene Commanders course, Safety Systems Hazardous Materials Command and Control School response operations. Prior to retirement from AEDC, he was Director of Emergency Management for ACS and the Primary On-Scene Commander, responsible to the Center Commander for all emergency response Operations. Riley was appointed the only contractor On-Scene commander with complete authority to direct Air Force disaster response efforts. He also is chairperson for the Tennessee/Kentucky/Georgia Military Emergency Management Working Group.

As Tullahoma's Emergency Management Director Riley reports directly to the City Administrator, promoting adequate channels of communications and mutual aid to help prevent loss of life, human suffering and extensive property damage. He coordinates all plans and procedures to identify key elements and determine requirements, concepts and alternatives in mutual aid. He works closely with the Coffee County EMA Director and TEMA as well as other organizations supporting disaster/emergency response. During major emergencies Riley oversees operation of the city EOC and coordinates the actions of other organizations.

 Casta C. Brice was appointed Director of Personnel on August 10, 2004.  Ms. Brice is the current President of the Tennessee Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and has served on the board since 1999.  Ms. Brice is also active in the local and state chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management.   She was President of the Highland Rim chapter in 2001 and 2002 and an At-Large Director of the Tennessee State Council in 2003. 

Ms. Brice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the State University of New York in Stony Brook and was certified as a Professional in Human Resources through SHRM in 2000.  Ms. Brice has eleven years experience in the banking and brokerage industries in New York City and Long Island, New York.   She has handled the City’s personnel function since 1997.  Ms. Brice is also a 2003 graduate of the Coffee County Leadership Program and is a leader in its alumni and youth leadership programs.  Ms. Brice has also served on the United Way Allocations Committee, MTAS Advisory Board and is an Ex-Officio member of the Tennessee Municipal League Board. 



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