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Betsy Crossley

Professional Biography 

Betsy Crossley was first elected as a Brentwood City Commissioner in 2007.   She is currently in her second term as the city's Mayor having served multiple terms on the Brentwood Historic Commission, Planning Commission, and Library Board.

Crossley is serving her second appointed term as the County Mayor's Citizen Representative to the Williamson County Council of Economic Development.  At the state level, Crossley was appointed to the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Financing Board by the Governor in 2011. In 2012, the Speaker of the House appointed Betsy to serve as a member of the Tennessee Local Development Authority. Crossley was the first woman ever appointed to that state board. For the past six years, she has been a member of the Executive Board of the Tennessee Municipal League. 


Born in Atlanta, Crossley moved to Brentwood in 1999.  She holds a Masters degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia. Prior to serving the Brentwood community, she conducted research in the fields of Hematology,  Anatomy and Pharmacology at the Medical College of Georgia and later taught Anatomy and Honors Biology in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System while sitting as an Adjunct faculty member at Wake Forest University. She is married with two grown sons.

Community Involvement 

Christ United Methodist Church
Brentwood Rotary Club
Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, TN State President
Leadership and Youth Leadership Brentwood
Owl's Hill Nature Preserve Executive Board
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce
American Heart Association
Williamson County Education Foundation Board

Last updated: 3/4/2014 1:30:06 PM