Memphis District 5

Jim Strickland

Jim Strickland was elected to the City Council in October 2007 and re-elected in October 2011.

He was elected by his fellow council members to serve as Vice Chairman for 2013 and is the Chairman of the Council for 2014.

Jim and his wife, Melyne, have two children.

Education
Christian Brothers High School 1982
University of Memphis
  B.B.S. (magna cum laude) 1986
  J.D. (with honors) 1989
Profession
Kustoff & Strickland, PLLC 1998 - present
Glankler Brown, PLLC 1990 - 1998
Tennessee Supreme Court 1989 - 1990
  Clerk for Justice Wm. H.D. Fones
University of Memphis Law School 1989 - 1996
  Adjunct Instructor
Community
University of Memphis Student Body President 1985 - 1986
St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen Volunteer 1989 - Present
Kiwanis Club of Memphis 1994 - Present
Memphis Botanic Garden, Board of Directors 1997 - 2007
  (President)
Sunday School Teacher (St. Louis Church) 1998 - 2006
Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc. 1999 - present
  (volunteer legal counsel)
Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors 2000 - 2004
Memphis/Shelby County Board of Adjustment 2000 - 2007
Leadership Memphis 2004 - 2005
University of Memphis Tiger Scholarship Fund 2005 - present
  (Board of Directors)
Memphis Bar Foundation 2005 - present
University of Memphis Alumni Association National - Board of Directors 2009 - present
NAACP (Gold Life Membership)

Awards
Memphis Flyer, Top 40 under 40 1996
Memphis Business Journal, Top 40 under 40 1998
Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award 2002
  (2nd highest award of Memphis Bar Association)
Richard S. Borys Award 2008
  (For contributions to Vollintine-Evergreen community)
Christian Brothers High School - Hall of Fame 2010
Sierra Club - We're Glad We Elected You Award 2011
Rotary Club of Memphis East 2012
 Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award (for distinguished work by an elected public servant)
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