Stamps sworn in as Alderman

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The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, from left, Billy Patton, Maureen Fraser, Mayor Stan Joyner, Taylor Stamps, John E. Stamps and John Worley. Photo by Ruth Goodman

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen appointed Taylor Stamps to fill the remaining weeks of the Pos. 4 term left vacant following the death of Alderman Tom Allen on July 21.

The board formally declared the vacancy July 27 and had 30 days to appoint a replacement in in compliance with Town ordinances.

The official appointment was made Aug. 24, during the regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.Alderman Stamps took the oath of office Aug. 25, administered by Judge Lee Ann Pafford Dobson.

He was joined by Mayor and Board members, Town Administration and members of his family.

“This is a privilege for me,” said Stamps. “It’s because of our past and present leadership that we are where we stand today. I’m honored to be here.”

Alderman Taylor Stamps is a lifelong resident of Collierville with an impressive resume of community involvement.

The Stamps family also has a history of town leadership. 

His father was mayor of the town from 1950 until 1955 and his nephew, John E. Stamps, currently serves as a Town Alderman. 

Over the years, Stamps volunteered his time serving on the Collierville Planning Commission, Police Advisory Board, and the Industrial Development Board. 

Stamps is a recipient of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Person of the Year Award and the H.R. Houston Award. 

He is also a graduate of Leadership Collierville and a long-time Rotary Club member.