The City of Belle Meade is chartered as a City Manager-Commissioner form of government. The Board of Commissioners is the policy making body, while the City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer.
The Administrative Offices of the City Manager, City Recorder, Finance Director, and Court Clerk, and the Building & Zoning Department are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments at hours earlier or later may be arranged as needed. For contact information, click here.
The City of Belle Meade, including the Board of Commissioners, citizen advisory groups, and employees, strives to maintain and enhance our City’s beauty, security, and livability, all of which contribute to the exceptional quality of life enjoyed by Belle Meade residents.
The City pledges to provide the creative leadership, efficient administration, and responsive municipal services necessary to meet these goals. The City values citizen involvement in planning and assessing City development, services, and sound investments for the future, including the development of its employees to ensure courteous and efficient service to residents in all facets of municipal government.
City employees adhere to the highest possible standards of professionalism in the areas of fiscal responsibility, friendly service, and organizational effectiveness to win and sustain the trust of people who live or work in the City of Belle Meade.
- In carrying out its mission, the City of Belle Meade is guided by the following values:
- Compassion – Empathy for the concerns of others.
- Courtesy – Politeness in our dealings with others.
- Creativity – Innovative solutions to problems.
- Fairness – Consistent and equitable enforcement of the law.
- Integrity – Strict adherence to moral and ethical principles.
- Respect – Respect for the views, rights, and dignity of others.
- Service – Prompt and competent service to others.
- Teamwork – Trusting cooperation with other employees and residents.
- Tolerance – Acceptance and support of diversity
The citizens elect five Commissioners for staggered four-year terms and the Commissioners elect two of their members to serve as Mayor and Vice-Mayor for two-year terms. For more information on the Board of Commissioners click here.
Municipal Planning Commission
Meetings: City Hall, Third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
Purpose: The board considers proposals for sub-divisions of land, combining of lots, amendments to the zoning code, and petitions for the closure or renaming of streets. Plans for consideration are due at the Building Official’s office by 12:00 p.m. 15 days prior to the meeting.
Structure: The Mayor and one Commissioner are required to serve on the MPC. The Mayor appoints the remaining eight members of this ten-member board to serve three-year staggered terms.
- Steve Horrell, Chairman
- John Eason, Vice Chairman
- James V. Hunt, Sr., Mayor
- Bob Weigel, Commissioner
- Clay Bright, Member
- Larry Wieck, Member
- James Hastings, Member
- Johnny Phipps, Member
- Kristen Taylor, Member
- Jeanette Whitson, Member
Board of Zoning Appeals
Meetings: City Hall, third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
Purpose: The board considers plans and drawings for compliance with the zoning code including structure height, minimum lot area, open side and rear yards, setback requirements, and permitted and non-conforming uses. Plans for consideration are due at the Building Official’s office by 12:00 p.m. 15 days prior to the meeting.
Structure: The five-member board and alternates are appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners to serve three-year staggered terms.
- Pete Zabaski, Chairman
- James Edwards, Vice Chairman
- Carole Nelson, Member
- Joe Dughman, Member
- Mary Ann Blaufuss, Member
- Mal Wall, Alternate
- Gloria Sternberg, Alternate
- Craig Andreen, Alternate
- Charles Atwood, Alternate
- Joel Galanter, Alternate
- Craig Huseby, Alternate
Board of Building Code Appeals
Meetings: City Hall, Second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and all residents and other interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
Purpose: The board considers variances in cases of non-compliance with the building code and violations of the property maintenance code.
Structure: The five-member board is appointed by the Mayor and Commissioners to serve three-year staggered terms.
- Clay Bright, Chairman
- Boyd Bogle
- John Phipps
- Jeannette Whitson
- Kristin Taylor