About us

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The purpose of the Board is as prescribed by the Industrial Development Corporation Act of Tennessee as set forth in the State statute. These powers enable the Board to acquire, own, lease and dispose of properties to promote industry and to develop trade by attracting manufacturing, industrial and commercial enterprises to Oak Ridge. Bonds can be issued by the Board. Click here to view the IDB’s Charter. On December 12, 1988, Council delegated to the Board the authority to sell certain City-owned industrial properties. On October 12, 2010, Oak Ridge City Council approved by Resolution 10-99-10 the 2010 PILOT Reauthorization, which allows the IDB to offer Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements for industrial and commercial projects within prescribed guidelines.


The Board is comprised of nine (9) members. Members are elected by Council for six-year staggered terms of office. Five (5) members constitute a quorum and the concurring vote of a majority of those members present at a meeting is required for board action.

First Name Last Name  Officers Term End
Richard Chinn Dec 31, 2022
Louise Dunlap Dec 31, 2018
Sasha Benjamin Dec 31, 2022
David Mason Dec 31, 2018
Harold Osucha Dec 31, 2018
Buzz Patrick  Vice Chairman Dec 31, 2022
Harold Trapp Dec 31, 2020
David Wilson  Chairman Dec 31, 2020
Phillip Yager  Secretary/Treasurer Dec 31, 2020


The Board typically meets on the first Monday of each month.