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Betsy Crossley



Betsy Crossley was first elected as a Brentwood City Commissioner in 2007 and is now in her second term as Mayor.  Prior to serving as a City Commissioner, Crossley was a member of the Brentwood Planning and Historic Commissions. She has also served on the Tree Board and currently sits on the Brentwood Library Board.

Regionally, Crossley is serving her second appointed term as the County Mayor's Citizen Representative to the Williamson County Council of Economic Development. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Executive Board of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML).  In 2012, the Speaker of the House appointed Crossley to the Tennessee Local Development Authority (TLDA); she is the first woman in the history of the state to serve on that board. In 2014, Crossley was appointed to sit on the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) by the Governor Haslam.


Mayor Crossley is married to Dr. George Crossley and they have two sons. She holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia. Prior to moving to the Brentwood in 1999, she conducted research at the Medical College of Georgia and taught Honors Anatomy/Biology in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System while sitting as an adjunct faculty member at Wake Forest University.

Community Involvement 

Christ United Methodist Church
Brentwood Rotary Club
Leadership Brentwood 2005
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Executive Board
Williamson, Inc.
Williamson County Education Foundation Board, Founding Member
Williamson County Impact Award 2014

Last updated: 7/28/2014 8:54:23 AM