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Bill Morrison

Councilman Bill Morrison was first elected to the Memphis City Council in November 2007, and was reelected in 2011 and 2015. He is an honor graduate of the University of Memphis where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies, and he obtained a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arkansas State University. Councilman Morrison previously worked as a teacher for the Shelby County Schools, and continues to serve the school system in an administrative role.

Demonstrating his commitment to community redevelopment, Councilman Morrison championed the Raleigh Springs Civic Center project, bringing new life to the former Raleigh Springs mall site, with an expected completion date of fall 2019.


In 2012, he served as Chairman of the Memphis City Council and now serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. In 2011, he served as Vice Chairman of the Memphis City Council.

During his time on the Memphis City Council, he has served on multiple committees, including two years as Chairman of the Budget Committee. In 2011, he was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Memphis City Council. In 2012, he was honored to be selected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Memphis City Council.

As a fiscal conservative, Councilman Morrison has fought to control city spending and reduce city property taxes. Councilman Morrison believes in community involvement and leads by example with his active participation in the Raleigh Community Council, Rangeline Community Development Corporation, Frayser Exchange Club, and Lifeline to Success. A testament to his hard work and commitment to the community is his receiving the Distinguished Service Award for 2010 from the Frayser Exchange Club. A dedicated public servant, one can find Councilman Morrison throughout the district listening to the concerns of constituents.

Council Morrison is a past liaison of Memphis Fast Forward, the Riverfront Development Corporation, and the Shelby County Convention and Visitors Bureau. He currently serves as the City Council liaison to the Memphis Zoo, and he looks forward to working to ensure the Memphis Zoo remains a premier tourist attraction in our great city.

Councilman Morrison is the proud parent of a 20-year-old daughter.
CONTACT INFORMATION
125 N. Main, Room 514
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 636-6786
Bill.Morrison@memphistn.gov 
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