Conservation Board

Functions & Authority

The Conservation Board is responsible for acquiring, developing, and maintaining all county-owned parkways, playgrounds, public park services, and recreational conservation areas. 


View the Conservation Board Meetings

•             Conservation Board meetings are held on even-numbered months, at either 8:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.

•             Meeting are held at 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38134

•             Meetings will be conducted allowing participation by electronic or other means of communication 


Samuel Ballard

Shan Criswell

Joseph Crone (Secretary)

John Jackson, III (Chairman)

Paul Matthews

Dorothy Mells

Charles Burch

Charlotte Smith

Members of Shelby County's nine-person Conservation Board serve five-year terms and are confirmed by the Shelby County Commission following appointment by the county mayor. 


There is one (1) vacancy at this time. 

Request for Action

To be placed on the Conservation Board Agenda, a Request for Action Coversheet along with all other documentation must be submitted to Angela Hill (add a link to, Executive Director of the Board, at least ten (10) business days before scheduled meetings. 

For additional information about the Conservation Board, contact Angela Hill, Executive Director at (901) 222-7800 or