CHANCE Tabloid - This is a fund raising section supported by your local area businesses from across the 14 county area in the Upper Cumberland region. This tabloid is in support of all CHANCE residential programs. (file size 25mb)
was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1973 to be the delivery system for human resources in the 14 counties of the region. The programs operated by UCHRA initially included job training and transportation. During ensuing years, the UCHRA has expanded to supply a wide range of services that use a combination of funds from federal, state and local organizations.
Michael Nesbitt Chairman of the Board
Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt has served in many capacities as a member of the Board. In late 2010, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and was elected to serve for 2010-2011. Previously, County Mayor Nesbitt served as Treasurer of the Board. In 2008-2009, he served as Chairman of the Policy Council. Committee assignments have included Finance, Transportation, and Child & Youth Development. Additionally, County Mayor Nesbitt chaired the Personnel, Aging & Community Services, and Manpower committees. Chairman Nesbitt serves as a member on all standing committees.
Dale Reagan Vice Chairman of the Board
In 2008-2009, Clay County Mayor Dale Reagan was elected Chairman of the Policy Council. County Mayor Reagan is now serving his first term as an officer of the board. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Child & Youth Development Committee and is a member of the Transportation Committee.
Shelvy Linville Secretary of the Board
Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville serves his first term as an officer of the board. During 2009-2010, County Mayor Linville served on the Manpower Committee. He is also serving on the Finance Committee.
Curtis Hayes Treasurer of the Board
Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes serves his first term as a board officer. In 2009-2010, he served as Chairman of the Policy Council. Previously, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Policy Council. Mayor Hayes also serves on the Finance, Aging & Community Services, and Transportation committees.
Mike Foster Chairman, Policy Council
As a dedicated member of the board, DeKalb County Executive Mike Foster continues his service as Chairman of the Policy Council. Previously, County Executive Foster served as Chairman of the Board during 2008-2009 and Secretary of the Board during 2007-2008 and 2006-2007. He also served as Chairman of the Aging & Community Services Committee. Additionally, County Executive Foster serves on the Transportation Committee and is Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Mike Gannon Vice-Chairman, Policy Council
Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon has served four terms on the board. During 2006-2008, County Executive Gannon served two terms as Chairman of the Board. He served as Secretary during 2005-2006 and Treasurer during 2004-2005. Currently, County Executive Gannon serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Finance and Personnel committees.
Kim Blaylock Chairperson, Chief Local Elected Officials
Putnam County Executive Kim Blaylock serves her ninth consecutive year as Chairperson of the Chief Local Elected Officials. As a long-term member of the board, she has served on the Child & Youth Development Committee and as Chairman of the Aging & Community Services Committee. County Executive Blaylock continues to serve on the Aging & Community Services, Transportation, and Personnel committees.
UCHRA Executive Support Staff performs critical tasks vital to the performance of the Agency.
Tony Smith, Director of General Services
MIS Division incorporates the latest technological advancements to meet the ever-changing needs of the UCHRA.
James Starnes, MIS Director/Deputy Director
View our 2012 - 2013 Annual Report
This a large file (29MB), or you may call (931) 528-1127
to have one mailed directly to you.
View our Local Strategic Plan Modification
or call (931) 528-1127 to have one mailed directly to you.
For a complete guide to the services offered by your UCHRA office please view our PDF Delivering Hope, or call (931) 528-1127 to have one mailed directly to you.