Decherd Alderman and Vice Mayor Richard Gulley has informed the city that he will resign Friday, March 31, 2023.
Recently, Decherd had another resignation. On March 1, 2023, Eric Bradford resigned as Interim City Administrator for the city, and then on March 20, 2023, Bradford resigned as Decherd Water Superintendent.
The most recent resignations go along with other problems that Decherd has faced over the past few years. In August of last year, Mayor Michael Gillespie resigned. In July of 2021, Public Safety Director Ross Peterson resigned, and during the same month and time, former Mayor Robin Smith was arrested. Certified Municipal Finance Officer Tammie Allen was arrested in 2020 after the City of Decherd, TN, reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that the city suspected Allen of misappropriating funds.
At least two other city administrators have left the city in the last few years.