April 2017: Guest Speaker–David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee

David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee

We are pleased to welcome Mr. David Lenoir as our speaker for this month’s meeting. David was elected in 2010 to his current position after a lengthy career in the financial services industry.  As the Shelby County Trustee, he has used a visionary approach to improving the financial health of Shelby County and the lives of its residents.

Also known as the county’s banker, David takes the distinction to heart and has created several community initiatives to promote economic stability. He is leading the charge and tackling issues such as poverty, blight, financial literacy and access to mainstream banking.

Programs such as Project H.O.M.E. and Home for the Holidays are focused on helping delinquent taxpayers keep their homes while paying down back taxes. On My Own and Bank On Memphis are centered around teaching strong financial principles for both youth and adults with opportunities to build wealth for the unbanked and underbanked.

The foundation of his experience was built during a 20-year career in the financial services industry. David’s business acumen, combined with his passion for public service has created a higher level of transparency and technological efficiency in the Trustee’s Office. Collection of property taxes continues to increase annually, resulting in surpluses in revenue delivered to the county. 2015-2016 marks the highest percentage of collections to date with a rate of 96.5%.

For his efforts, David was named the statewide Trustee of the Year by the Tennessee County Trustee’s Association (TCTA) in 2016. Two years ago, he accepted the Pinnacle Achievement Award from the National Association of State Treasurers for the proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office. In 2012, his accomplishments were recognized when he was named Trustee of the Year for the West Tennessee region by the TCTA.

In 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked David to serve with the Delta Leadership Institute to help address problems specific to the Delta Region with solutions that incorporate community and collaboration.

He is past president of TCTA and West Tennessee Trustee’s Association (WTTA).

David is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy where he received his B.S. in accounting. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his two sons, is an avid reader, amateur apiarist (beekeeper) and gardener. David and his wife Shannon live on a small family farm in east Shelby County.

Won’t you please join us at Danver’s restaurant in Cordova (1380 North Germantown Parkway) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. to welcome our speaker and meet with other neighborhood Republicans in Cordova. We look forward to welcoming you to our group!

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