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Posted on: February 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Community Investment Trust Committee on Contributions meets Feb. 28

Community Investment Trust

The Murfreesboro Community Investment Trust Committee on Contributions will meet Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 4 p.m. in the Municipal Airport Business Center Community Room, 1930 Memorial Blvd. 


The City Council, under the authority of an amended City Charter, created the Committee on Contributions approving Ordinance 23-0-06 on Feb. 2, 2023, within the Community Investment Trust structure. The Committee on Contributions will provide funding recommendations of charitable Strategic Partners to the Community Investment Trust Board of Trustees which conducted its initial meeting, Jan. 24, 2023.


The Board of Trustees has authority under the City Charter for managing the proceeds received from the sale of the City’s electric distribution system in the “best long-term 

interests of citizens.” Expenditure of the funds remain a City Council decision. 

The City sold its electric distribution system operations and assets to Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) for $245 million with $43 million paid at closing and annual installments of $17,290,134 paid over a 15-year period with interest totaling nearly $302.4 million. 


The members of the Community Investment Trust Committee on Contributions must have previous participation with charitable and civic activities within the City. The following members have been appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council to serve staggered terms:  


John A. Hinkle, Jr. 


Lynn Lien 


Lyle Lynch 


Wade Hays 


Ronnie Martin 


Collier Andress Smith 


Carl D. Montgomery 


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