Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board (JECDB)

(Lewisburg, Chapel Hill, Cornersville, Petersburg, and Marshall County)

Director – Emily Darnell
1106 Courthouse Annex,
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Email –
Office – 931.359.5536
Mobile – 931.655.0108

This is the main group in Marshall County that allows collective representation for the county and municipal government as a whole. Many other sectors of the community also have representation such as education, industry, retail, health care, infrastructure, community development, agriculture, tourism,chamber of commerce, recreation, etc… The JECDB offers a genuine attempt to determine key issues facing Marshall County and to outline an agenda for achieving a prosperous future.

Purpose of JECDB: “Foster communication relative to economic and community development between and among governmental entities, industries, and private citizens.”

The JECDB follows the guidelines of Public Chapter 1101 from the General Assembly of State of Tennessee as directed in the T.C.A. 6-58- 114 legislation.

Hale Hawkins, Chairman
Edmund Roberts, Vice Chairman
Cary Whitesell, Secretary

JECDB Focus Areas (On-going)
Long Term Planning accomplished through regular communication and cooperation:
  • Infrastructure - Water, Transportation, Growth Planning and Broadband
  • Tourism/Recreation
  • Community Livability
  • Industry Enhancement/Retention
  • Small Business Development/Retail

Three-Star Program: “designed by state government as a road map to assist local communities in their effort to achieve excellence in community and economic development.”

Marshall County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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