Meeting Saturday JUNE 8. 9am-11am Light Brunch

Spencer, Tennessee, United States

(615) 486-4464


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Your support and contributions enable to  provide:  meeting  spaces,  research,  water  testing,  public  document  fees,  this  website,  office  supplies,  publications,  and  many  other  costs that  support  your  concerns. 

We  support  the  rights  of   Van  Buren  Citizens  to  participate  in  government.  We  support  your  right  to  understand  what  your  government  is  and  is  not  doing.  The  right  to  know  if  your  interests  are  represented  by  your  elected  officials.  Your  right  to  be  informed  of  and  to  attend  public  meetings.  Your  right  to  share  your  concerns  and  take  action  to  protect  those  concerns.

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About Us


Linda Hillis inspiring Van Buren County to participate in government.

Ms. Linda Hillis [above left ]  went to the Van Buren County mayor and asked what she could do about the new Wheel Tax and the Solid Waste Fee. Approximately 160 verifiable registered voter signatures in 7 days would give Van Buren County citizens the right to vote on the tax. Ms. Hillis started the petition. Others helped. The Special Election, held on  Feb 7, 2019, had high voter participation. The Wheel Tax did not pass.

We are here: Let’s Find the Way Together


Understanding county government and Tennessee politics can be confusing. VanBurenTN.Org in Spencer is here to help you gather the facts, engage with the Van Buren County Government’s Commission, and become an active citizen.

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Our Mission


VanBurenTN.Org in Spencer bridges the gap between citizens and Van Buren County government. Changes so far?
1) Citizens are attending county commission meetings and learning about Tennessee politics.                      2) Addresses corrected for commission meetings In government publications
3) Commissioner contact information added to the county government web site. 4) Keeping citizens informed on the Wheel Tax Resolution resulted in high voter turnout for the Feb 7 election
VanBurenTN.Org offers monthly meetings and citizen support for positive engagement  in government