The Oakland Chamber’s Economic and Community Development Committee met on April 16 with Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman and Aldermen Billy Ray Morris, Kelly Rector and John Troncone.
The ECD brought in special guests from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Economic and Community Development and Younger Associates. TVA went over Economic Development 101 and how this affects the community. The...
The Oakland News recently sat down with Mayor Chris Goodman to discuss the state of the town and plans for the future. This is the second half of the interview.
• (ON) What kind of growth can Oakland expect in the near future? Have you seen any studies?
I am finding some studies that were done by different organizations that the previous administration was connected with.
With the TN-385/I-269 corridor...
It is safe to say that Chris Goodman might have been the most surprised person in attendance at Town Hall last month while being sworn in as Oakland mayor.
Sure, the father of two and 32-year banking vet had already been named vice-mayor after being elected alderman in the November 2012 election.
“I’ll say this,” Goodman said, “municipal government wasn’t on my bucket list. I was...
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