Oxford is a much different place than when I arrived in 1988 as a student. I have watched Oxford change and grow over the past 33 years and have been blessed to experience Oxford from several different perspectives: a student, a newlywed, a city employee, a small business owner, a volunteer, a parent with children in the Oxford Public School System, a member of the Board of Aldermen and now, as Oxford’s Mayor.
Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1992, I was privileged to work in the University of Mississippi’s Public Relations Department before being named Assistant Director of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation.
I had the pleasure of serving the City of Oxford and promoting Oxford as a tourism destination as Executive Director of the Oxford Tourism Council for several years. During my tenure we conceived, organized and conducted the First Annual Double Decker Arts Festival.
In 1998 I established a marketing, advertising and public relations firm known as The Tannehill Agency. I sold that business to a larger regional marketing firm in 2000 and worked there as Senior Vice-President. After the birth of our second child in 2002, I made the decision to become a full-time mother and community volunteer.
I have served as City of Oxford Alderman-Ward 2, President of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Co-Chair of the $30M Oxford School District Bond Referendum Campaign, President of Bramlett Elementary School PTA, Mississippi Municipal League Board of Directors, Three Rivers Board of Directors, Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi, CREATE Board of Directors, Move on Up Mississippi Board of Directors, #ListenFirst Leader, Junior Auxiliary Member, Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors Ex-Officio Member, Campus Search Advisory Committee, Commission to Redesign the State Flag and a founding member of Christ Presbyterian Church.
It has been my honor to serve Oxford as the Alderman of Ward 2 from 2013 – 2017 and the past four years as Mayor. I have worked hard for our great city. Oxford is the crown jewel of Mississippi, and it has been a privilege to represent its citizens. I am asking for your vote as I seek a second term as Oxford’s Mayor. I have the experience to lead and guide Oxford through this time of incredible growth with many challenges. We have laid the groundwork but there is much work to be done. Let’s move forward together.
With great expectations,