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I was elected to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners in September 2002 to District 4 Position 1, a position vacated by Clair Vander Schaaf. I served for eight years. During my tenure, I served as Chairman of the County Commission. I served as Chairman of the Hospitals and Health Committee for eight years on the County Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Community Services Committee, and member of the Budget and Finance, Land Use, Public Service and Tourism, Conservation, and Delinquent Tax Parcel committees.
I have had the honor of serving as Mayor of Shelby County for forty five days.
I attended the University of Arkansas and worked at the University of Tennessee Dental School. Civic organizations have been a large part of my life including positions held at the Memphis Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, National Association of Remodeling Industry, Shelby County Republican Women, Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, National Federation of Republican Women, Shelby County Republican Party (served as Vice Chair for 2 terms), as well as working on many campaigns, including Dole-Kemp, Jayne Creson, John Willingham, and Bush-Cheney.
I owned and operated an antique/interior design shop, Pandora's Box, for several years.
I was the wife of Charles Avery, recently deceased, for 38 years and a member of Cordova Presbyterian Church for the last 3 years.