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The Chairman's Perspective Podcast is hosted by Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Eddie S. Jones Jr. Each episode features a unique look at Shelby County, Shelby County government and some of our elected officials and other key stakeholders.

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Protecting Shelby County

May 13th, 2021

32:27

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Floyd Bonner Jr., Shelby County Sheriff, as they …

Protecting Memphis

May 6th, 2021

40:42

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Michael Rallings, retired Memphis Police Director, as …

Housing Appraisals

April 29th, 2021

45:43

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Melvin Burgess, Shelby County Assessor, as they discuss: 

A Conversation With Memphis Urban League President & CEO

March 8th, 2021

31:03

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Tonja Sesley-Baymon, President & CEO of The Memphis …

Educational Possibilities In Shelby County

March 2nd, 2021

32:25

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Dr. Tracy Hall, President of the Southwest Tennessee …

The Chairman's

February 22nd, 2021

29:19

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Frank Colvett Jr., Chairman of The Memphis City …

Educating Shelby County On The Vaccine

February 15th, 2021

33:08

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Dr. Bruce Randolph, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the …

Community Involvement In Social Justice

February 15th, 2021

32:49

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Senior Pastor of Abyssinian …

Economic Development and Affordable Housing in Shelby County

February 8th, 2021

34:26

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Roshun Austin, President of The Works Inc., as they …

The Importance of NACO To Our Community

January 29th, 2021

30:40

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Larry Johnson, First Vice President of NACO and …

The Chair's...You Know! | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 13th, 2020

28:51

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Patrice Robinson, Chairwoman of the Memphis City Council …

Reimagining Policing | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 3rd, 2020

30:52

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Cheyenne Johnson, Memphis City Councilwoman representing …

Chair to Chair: Passing of the Gavel | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

October 20th, 2020

28:54

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Eddie Jones Jr. is joined by Mark Billingsley, Shelby County Commissioner for …

The State of Lemoyne-Owen College | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 27th, 2020

30:11

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean, Interim President at …

My Money Is On Memphis | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 6th, 2020

31:15

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Jim Holt, President and CEO of Memphis in May …

An Honest Conversation | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 29th, 2020

30:20

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Terri Freeman, President of The National Civil Rights …

COVID-19's Impact on The Youth | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

May 11th, 2020

29:56

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Dr. Altha Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center …

Back In Stride Again | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

May 6th, 2020

28:06

On this episode, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Kevin Kane, President and CEO of The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and President of its subsidiary MMG LLC. as …

Economic Recovery Done Right | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

April 28th, 2020

26:20

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley is joined by Beverly Robertson, CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. …

Healing, Helping, and Serving Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

April 20th, 2020

27:57

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Shelby County's community service efforts, with Dorcas …

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: Part 2 | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 30th, 2020

27:28

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Shelby County's approach to coping with the effects of …

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: Part 1| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 24th, 2020

27:49

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Updated State of Coronavirus in Shelby County
  • Shelby …

Shelby County's Response To The Coronavirus| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 9th, 2020

28:04

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • State of Coronavirus in Shelby County
  • Shelby County's …

Guardians of Our Aquifer| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 2nd, 2020

27:48

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The importance of protecting our Aquifer
  • Collierville …

The State of Regional One Health| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

February 24th, 2020

26:33

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The importance of Regional One Health as a first option

The Importance of Voting in Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

February 17th, 2020

26:54

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The importance of voting in Shelby County with Linda …

The Chairs| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

February 10th, 2020

27:37

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The new initiatives of the Memphis City Council with …

The State of Juvenile Court| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

February 3rd, 2020

26:56

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Shelby County Juvenile Court with Judge Dan Michael
  • Work …

2019 in Review| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

January 27th, 2020

28:07

On this episode, Shelby County Chairman Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The 2019 year in Shelby County Commission
  • Work done to improve education in …

Rural Gem in an Urban Setting| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

January 20th, 2020

29:27

On this episode, Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills sits in for Chairman Mark Billingsley and discusses:

  • Agri-Center International with their …

Working Daily to Create a Safer Community| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

January 13th, 2020

28:53

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr's commitment to public service

Excellence is the Only Acceptable Standard| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

January 6th, 2020

29:33

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Importance of higher education with Jack Shannon, …

Community Involvement Plus Data Equal Crime Prevention| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

December 30th, 2019

28:28

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Importance of data to crime prevention with Bill Gibbons, …

2020 Public-Private Partnership| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

December 23rd, 2019

29:19

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Leadership within the Greater Memphis Chamber with …

The State of Mental Health| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

December 16th, 2019

29:23

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The State of Mental Health in Shelby County with Dr. …

Shelby Farms Park: The Biggest Urban Park in America| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

December 9th, 2019

28:21

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Outstanding activities at Shelby Farms Park with CEO Jen …

Caring For Our Homeless in Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

December 2nd, 2019

28:53

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Homelessness in Shelby County with Alise Davis, Chair of …

A Healthier Shelby County| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 25th, 2019

27:11

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • The responsibilities of the Shelby County Health Dept. …

Hope, Help, and Healing Work | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 18th, 2019

27:21

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

  • Community Services' duties with Director Dorcas Young …

Celebrate Shelby 200 Years | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 17th, 2019

27:10

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Mark Billingsley discusses:

 

  • Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris' love for the piano
  • The …

LEAVING THINGS BETTER (DIST. 12) | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

November 11th, 2019

28:56

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

 

  • Sights and Sounds of …

LEMOYNE-OWEN IS MEMPHIS | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

August 28th, 2019

29:20

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • South Memphis …

Independently Memphis | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

August 12th, 2019

29:57

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

 

  • Recruiting …

The Numbers Are In| The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 31st, 2019

30:45

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss with Memphis City …

Memphis Made | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 30th, 2019

28:09

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • Film, Music and the …

Doing the Right Thing | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 30th, 2019

30:22

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • Transportation …

The Chair's Take: Eradicating Poverty (District 12) | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

July 24th, 2019

30:00

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

 

  • Community engagement …

The Chair's Take: 2019-2020 Budget | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 28th, 2019

36:04

On this episode of The Chairman's Perspective, Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' …

Budget Season and The State of Shelby County w/ Mayor Lee Harris | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

29:28

On this episode, Shelby County Mayor, Lee Harris visits with Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, …

Nothing But the Budget (Shelby County) w/ Commissioner Eddie Jones | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

19:57

On this episode, Shelby County Commissioner, Eddie Jones visits with Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, to discuss:  

***All Things Shelby County …

On Record w/Sheriff Floyd Bonner |The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

28:49

On this episode,  Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-host, Lee Eric Smith discuss:

Facts/timeline …

In the Community w/Commissioner Mark Billingsley | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

29:13

On this episode Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • His …

Around Town w/ Commissioner Dr. Edmund Ford, Jr. | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

29:49

 

On this episode Chairman of The Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss with Dr. Ford:

 

I Got 5 On It (District 5) w/Commissioner Michael Whaley | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

30:18

On this episode Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • ESA and the …

ONE MEMPHIS (District 10) w/Commissioner Reginald Milton | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

June 14th, 2019

29:42

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

 

  • Citizen diversity in …

Enjoying a Waterfront Oasis w/Carol Coletta | The Chairman's Perspective | Kudzukian

June 14th, 2019

29:30

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss: 

  • A riverfront in use …

Economic Development Done Right w/Reid Dulberger | The Chairman's Perspective | Kudzukian

June 14th, 2019

31:11

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

  • All Things PILOTS

Detail is in the Design (District 2) w/Commissioner David C. Bradford | The Chairman's Perspective | Kudzukian

June 14th, 2019

30:19

On this episode Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Van Turner Jr., and show Co-host Darrell 'DC' Catron discuss:

 

  • Collierville and …

Living Wage for All...ESA for Some! | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

April 6th, 2019

34:02

On this episode, Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, discuss:  

  1. Living Wage of …

Large Urban Cores Surrounded by Smaller Growing Cities w/ Marco McClendon, Mayor, West Memphis, Arkansas | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 27th, 2019

36:36

On this episode, Chairman, Van Turner, Jr., Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, visit with the Mayor of West Memphis, Arkansas, Marco McClendon and they cover …

PILOTs, TIFs & TDZs...Let's Discuss! | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 26th, 2019

33:20

On this episode, Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, discuss:  

  1. PILOT - …

"Stabilizing, Growing & Moving Big Shelby Forward!" w/ Melvin Burgess, Shelby County Assessor | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 24th, 2019

38:46

On this episode, Chairman, Van Turner, Jr., Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, visit with Shelby County Assessor, Melvin Burgess, Jr. and they discuss:  

Grow Smarter The Right Way! | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 20th, 2019

29:49

On this episode, Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, discuss:  

  1. Public …

Crime, Poverty & Shelby County | The Chairman's Perspective | KUDZUKIAN

March 16th, 2019

28:36

Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Van Turner, Jr., and show Co-Host, Lee Eric Smith, discuss the living in Shelby County, TN.  They touch on the topics of crime and poverty and how they impact the …

Pre-Episode: Season #1 - Van Turner, Jr. , Chairman, Shelby County Commission

February 26th, 2019

10:46

Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Van Turner, Jr., shares his vision for Shelby County and what he hopes to accomplish as its Chairman. 

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