Pay raises approved for next elected commission, mayor and sheriff

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 20, 2021 9:14 PM CT | Published: December 20, 2021 9:12 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner originally proposed a raise to $40,000 for commission members. The raise from $29,100 to $34,900 was a compromise after it became apparent nine votes weren&rsquo;t there for $40,000.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner originally proposed a raise to $40,000 for commission members. The raise from $29,100 to $34,900 was a compromise after it became apparent nine votes weren’t there for $40,000. (Daily Memphian file)

The commission being elected in August with at least six new members will get a 19.9% pay raise. The mayor and sheriff elected on the same August ballot will get 21% raises.

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Shelby County Commission county pay raises Willie Brooks Edmund Ford Jr. Mick Wright Michael Whaley Van Turner Mark Billingsley

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