It is with great pleasure that I nominate Mr. Terris Tatum for consideration for the “Spotlight on Alumni” recognition to be featured on the CTS web page. Terris, a CTS graduate, is a member of the “Class of 67” graduating class. In addition to his commitment to the well-being of his family, Terri has always demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to his community as well as to the general public.
It was that sense of commitment to community and service that led to a new waterway “Terris Tatum Tennessee River Intake Facility” to be named in his honor.
Greg Parker writes in an article for The Madison Record, Terris Tatum has a new “waterway” named in his honor. The “Terris Tatum Tennessee River Intake Facility” Resolution was approved October 5. Madison Utilities Board of Directors approved the resolution recognizing Terri’s service tenue by naming the new intake facility in his honor. For about 10 years, Terris led the effort to secure a permit and all necessary approvals for construction of the water intake on the Tennessee River near Triana. The intake will allow the board to reduce its reliance on water from wells and provide a plentiful and reliable source of water to meet all conceivable needs of its customers, the resolution stated.
Terris was appointed to the Madison Water and Wastewater Board in 1991. He has served as board chairman since 1998, longer than any chairperson in history. During his tenure, the board successfully completed more than $50 million in infrastructure improvements.
Madison County Commissioner Steve Haraway said Tatum “has provided outstanding leadership during his term as a board member and chairman of Madison Utilities. His unwavering character has been the same since the first day I met him.”
Terris Tatum…another Councillite making a difference! Terris exemplifies the legacy of Councill Training, has positively impacted his community, and his willingness to help others, make him an excellent choice for our Spotlight on Alumni nominee.