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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
Tom Tom champions civic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in America’s hometowns.

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Robyn Tannehill

City of Oxford, Mississippi
Mayor
Oxford, Mississippi
Thirty years ago, Robyn Tannehill arrived in Oxford to study art at the University of Mississippi. She met her future husband, fell in love with her college town, and ended up as its director of tourism just a few years after graduation. After years of both career and volunteer roles that allowed her the opportunity to work with local government, she threw her hat in the ring to serve as Alderman. After one term as Alderman, she realized she needed to be in the Mayor’s seat to to achieve some of her goals. When she ran for Mayor in 2017, no one else decided to run against her. She took this as a compliment at first. Tannehill now jokes that she was “the only person crazy enough” to seek the top job in what she calls “a booming small town with big city problems.” In office, she’s had to grapple with a number of major issues, including town-gown relations, affordable housing, infrastructure needs and proactive planning for the future.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 10
 

8:00am EDT

Civic Innovation Conference Violet CrownAndreas Addison • Wyatt Andrews • David Bearinger • Missy Benson • Seyoum Berhe • Chip Boyles • Jessica Brady • Derek Brown • James Burnett • T. Donna Chen, Ph.D. • José Cisneros • Ryan Coonerty • Roy Decker • Nora Demleitner • Tamara Dias • Timothy Dodson • Sheila Dugan • Bob Eiffert • Duanecia Evans • Erik Fabian • Harold Folley • Georgia Geen • Elizabeth Grossman • Juanita Hardy • Lee Harris • Tim Heaphy • David Hofert • The Chattery • Bobby Hopewell • Noah Horowitz • Philippa Hughes • Joe Iacobucci • Robert Jackson • Monique Johnson • Marta Keane • Gracie Kreth • Paul Krutko • Harriet Kuhr • Lev Kushner • Isha Lee • Chauncy Lennon • Chris Little • Zachary Markovits • Shawanda Mason-Moore • Sunshine Mathon • Dayna Matthew • Cathy McGhee • Lauren Mims • Andria McClellan • Andrew Mondschein • Chas Moore • Sutton Mora Hayes • Giles Morris • Louis Nelson • Andrea Orlando • Joanne Page • Melba Pearson • Christy Phillips • Matt Pritchard • Beena Raghavendran • Brandon Readus • Travis Rejman • Joshua René • Elliott Robinson • Hana Schank • Kristin Sharp • Rusty Smith • Natalie Snider • Josh Spickler • Tommye Sutton • Carl Swanson • Robyn Tannehill • Christine Tarquinio • Larry Terry • Chris Thompson • Emma Violand-Sanchez • Yulise Waters • Stelfanie Williams • Josh Yates • Hartfield Foundation • UVA Office of the Provost

1:30pm EDT

 


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