Updates from the Shelby County Commission

Right on the Bluff: May 2023

The County budget

This week Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris presented his FY24 budget proposal, which features infrastructure spending plans for Regional One and school buildings.

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Legislative update

This past month I sponsored the following resolutions in my capacity as chairman of the Facilities, Real Property & Capital Improvements Committee:

  • Purchase and renovate the Hickory Hill clinic at 6590 Kirby Center Cove
  • Renovate county facilities at 150 Washington
  • Renovate Sherry Hopper Goodman Park
  • Initiate the design for transitional housing at 1348 Mississippi Blvd
  • Renovate two facilities used by the Roads, Bridges & Engineering dept

All of these were budgeted expenses, and each received unanimous support.

Recent events and interviews

April 4 – Live at 9 with Chairman Mickell Lowery (Clerk’s office, police reform, budget)

April 13 – Nation of Jake (District 86 reappointment)

April 18 – Town Hall meeting at Bartlett City Schools district office with

Mayor Lee Harris, Lakeland Superintendent Ted Horrell, former Commissioner Mark Billingsley, and Regional One Health Chief of Trauma Dr. Andy Kerwin

April 18 – Interviews with the Daily Memphian and WMC-TV about bail

April 20 – Frayser Exchange Club meeting with Mayor Harris, Commissioner Charlie Caswell and Superintendent Toni Williams

April 24 – Northeast Shelby Republicans meeting with Commissioner Amber Mills

Special thanks

This month I lost my longtime legislative specialist with the transfer of Rebecca Good, who moves to another position in county government. Ms. Good had been assigned to help me since 2018. I will miss her but wish her the best in the new role.

My thanks to the entire commission staff for pitching in to help me through the transition, and especially to LaCretia Maclin who takes on the duties for District 3.

Upcoming public meetings

May 1 – Commission meeting, 3 p.m.

May 3 – Budget hearings, 8:30 a.m.

May 10 – Standing committees, 8:30 a.m.

May 15 – Commission meeting, 3 p.m.

May 31 – Standing committees, 8:30 a.m.

Book club

This month I am reading Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story, by Wilfred M. McClay.

Stay in touch

If you have a question or concern, email me at

You can speak with the Commission office by calling 901-222-1000.

I always welcome your feedback on Facebook (@CommissionerMickWright) and Twitter (@mickwright).

Thanks for reading.

Mick Wright
Shelby County Commission – District 3