Baxter, TN 38501
Ben was born and raised in Baxter, Tennessee. He attended Baxter Elementary and graduated from Upperman High School in 1979.
Ben is a veteran of the U.S. Navy; Ben worked construction and drove a truck from 1983 to 2011. Ben was employeed by the City of Baxter from April 2011 to March 2020 - over 8 years. He was responsible for the city streets, vehicles, and building maintenance. He served as a superviser much of this time. In this role, he attended all City Council business meetings. Ben learned not only about the Council business side, but has first hand knowledge of the physical condition of the city streets, water and sewar, facilities, ligting, etc. and most importantly needed improvements.
Ben has been instrumental in the implemention of the successful Baxter Street Fairs, Christmas Parades, Homecoming Parades, Fall Festivals, and Car Shows. If someone needed the streets closed, temporary electrical outlets installed, flags hung, festival signs hung, Ben was there day and night.
Ben was also instrumental in opening and maintaining the historical Putnam Country Cole's Country Store.
Ben has now retired and is a wonderer! His next planned adventure is buying a boat.
Will he do it? Follow him on his blog!