About Us - 911 Board

Robert Duncan, Jr.

Bob is a CPA and operates his own accounting firm. He was elected to the Putnam County Commission in 2002 and serves as Vice-Chairman. Bob is currently serving his third four year term on the board.

Randy Shelton
Vice Chairman

Mr. Shelton is employeed by Cookeville Regional Medical Center as a customer service representative.. His community involvement includes both the Citizens Police and Fire academy, Leadership Putnam and Chamber of Commerce. Randy has been serving since 1996.

Charlie Cobble , Secretary
Charlie is a retired businessman who operated C & S Communications for many years. His business specialized in providing radios and communication services to emergency services in not only Putnam County but most of the Upper Cumberland. He brings a wealth of knowledge concerning communications to the board. Charlie is serving his second four year term on the board.

Ralph Dunn, Treasurer
Ralph is retired from the Coca-Cola Company. He is a part-time agent for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society. He served many years on the Putnam County Commission. Ralph and his wife Tootsie attend the Church of Christ.

Ricky Shelton
Mr. Shelton is the City of Cookeville Mayor. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University and has a long history of service to the citizens of Cookeville. Mr. Shelton is married, with four children, and is employed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. He is currently serving his first four-year term on the Board.

Jere Mason
Jere is retired from the City Of Cookeville Gas Department. He is a County Commissioner and was appointed to the board in November 2006. 

Jerry Abston
Jerry is the former Sheriff for Putnam County who served for 28 years. He also served as the Director of the Tennessee Corrections Institute for several years before his retirement in 2011. Jerry is serving his first four year term.

Sandy Goolsby
Sandy is local banker here in Cookeville and currently is employed by Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank. She is serving her second four year term on the board. 

Paul Swallows
Paul is a CPA here in Cookeville and owns his own accounting firm. Paul is serving his first two year term on the board.