Collins reappointed by Gov. Bredesen

Friday, July 16, 2010

NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen has reappointed a Marshall County man to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission.

Lewisburg-based businessman Grover C. Collins, of Collins and Miller Real Estate and Auction Inc. on Nashville Highway, has been a member of the commission.

Regulatory boards in Tennessee frequently include members in the business they regulate. Another example is Glenn Youngblood of the Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Control Board. Youngblood is a leader of Waste Management Inc., the company that's taking its request for expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill to the TSWDCB. Board rules prohibit his participation on the board when his case is presented.

Mortgage News Daily describes the Tennessee Real Estate Commission as one of the regulatory boards under the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. The commission was created in 1951 to handle the licensing of agents within the state. It's headquartered in Nashville. The requirements for a real estate affiliate broker license in Tennessee include being at least 18 years of age and having successfully completed 60 hours of approved courses in real estate principles and fundamentals before taking the real estate exams. Affiliate brokers licensed after 2004 must have completed the 30-hour "Course for New Affiliates" prior to being issued a license. No prior experience is required for the affiliate broker.

Also named to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission this month are Wendell F. Alexander of Dresden and Michelle W. Haynes of Gallatin.

They are among 135 men and women appointed to serve on 60 state boards and commissions by the governor, according to a recent announcement about appointees from all across the state.

"I commend all those appointed for their willingness to serve the state through its boards and commissions," Bredesen said. "Tennesseans have always been recognized for dedicating their time and talents to serve their fellow citizens, and I appreciate these men and women for upholding this tradition. I am confident they will represent their respective boards with integrity and honor."

Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications.

In the same announcement from the governor's office this week, Yolanda E. Shields of Spring Hill was named to the State Workforce Development Board, a panel that's been working to reduce the state's unemployment rate.

Others appointed to that panel include: Echell Eady, Murfreesboro; Raymond S. Marston, Lawrenceburg; Sandra B. Woods, Humboldt; Craig S. Butler, Lexington; Kristee Bell, Memphis; Zachariah N. Stansell, Knoxville; and Shirley A. Frierson and Jean C. Schmidt, both of Nashville.