East Tennessee's loss is Shelby County's gain in one recent respect. Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy
has been named the municipal-government member of the 14-member state air Pollution Control Board.
Goldsworthy was one of three mayors (the others being Ashe and Pulaski Mayor Dan Speer
) nominated for the seat by the Tennessee Municipal League.
She was selected by Governor Don Sundquist
, at least partly because West Tennessee had been under-represented on the board, according to Elizabeth Phillips
, a spokesperson for Sundquist.