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Sloan honored by Bommer, MAAG

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Memphis Area Association of Governments met last week for its 46th Annual Dinner and Meeting at The Crescent Club in Memphis. Covington-Tipton County Chamber Executive Director Lee Johnston and wife, Dawn attended along with Event Coordinator, Robin Sealy and her husband, Scott, Mayor David Gordon and his daughter, Carly, and Alderwoman Minnie Bommer, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Sloan among many others from Tipton County and the surrounding areas.

Mr. Tim Sloan was awarded by Alderwoman Bommer the Chairman's Award for his outstanding service to Covington - Tipton County. He has a love for history and for Covington - Tipton County and all he has done and continues to do for the community. Theodore Bradford “Tim” Sloan is a native of Covington, Tennessee. He spent forty years in the banking industry, retiring in 2000 as Chairman and CEO of First State Bank of Covington (now Regions). He attended Byars-Hall High School in Covington, Rhodes College in Memphis, and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

An avid student of history, Mr. Sloan organized the Tipton County Historical Society and has served as treasurer since its establishment. He has been instrumental in helping place numerous Covington buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Ruffin Theater and the South Main Historic District in Covington, and helped to establish the Association for the Preservation of African American History and Culture of Tipton County. He was appointed to the Tennessee Historical Commission in April 2009 and has served as an officer and board member with the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mr. Sloan has served as a Tipton County commissioner and a Covington alderman. He is an active and important part of the community, participating in numerous civic organizations; he is a Mason and a Shriner, and has previously served as the president of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, the president of the Covington Rotary Club, president of the Memphis Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the chairman of the Tipton County Indigency Board. He was also recognized by formal joint resolution by the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives in May 2000 for his outstanding community service. He and his wife Thirza have two children and four grandchildren.

Bommer has been serving as vice-chair for the executive committee of MAAG.

Other committee members for 2014-2015 from Tipton County are: • Minority Rep. to Executive Committee: Minnie Bommer, Covington Alderwoman • MAAG Finance & Title VI Committee: Minnie Bommer, Covington Alderwoman • MAAG RLF Loan Committee: Larry Jackson, Patriot Bank; John Smith, First Citizens Bank, and John Weedman, InSouth Bank

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