Star Staff Reports
The Exchange Club of Millington will have Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir as the guest speaker at the next meeting Feb. 25 at Old Timer’s Restaurant at noon in the back dining room. The Exchange Club is inviting the public to attend. Lenoir will be covering the duties and services of the trustee.
Lenoir is a lifelong Memphian who had a 20-year career in the financial services industry before being elected Shelby County Trustee in 2010. He was re-elected to a second term in August 2014. During his four years in office, Lenoir has focused on operational efficiency, proactive collection of delinquent taxes, and efforts to stabilize the tax base. As the county’s banker, Lenoir has worked to put delinquent properties back on the tax rolls and increase tax collections. He has strived to provide taxpayers with financial tools and financial access. Project H.O.M.E., Home for the Holidays and Bank On Memphis initiatives have stressed financial education and access. In 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked Lenoir to serve with the Delta Leadership Institute to help address problems specific to the Delta Region with solutions that incorporate community and collaboration. Institute teams work together to provide the energy and initiative to transform our area and to improve the quality of life for our friends and neighbors. In 2012 his accomplishments were recognized when he was named Trustee of the Year for West Tennessee by the Tennessee County Trustee Association. In 2014 the Trustee accepted the Pinnacle Achievement Award from the National Association of State Treasurers for the proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office. Lenoir is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy where he received his B.S. in accounting and worked in the financial services industry in Memphis before seeking public office. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his two boys and is an avid reader and amateur apiarist (beekeeper) and gardener. Lenoir and his wife Shannon live on a small family farm in east Shelby County.