Monique Merriweather

(Executive Director)
Monique began her professional career with the City of Jackson, in 1996 as a 911 operator for the Jackson Police and Fire Department. In 2005, she transferred to a position with the Drug Treatment Court program in the City Court office. In 2008, newly elected Mayor Jerry Gist appointed her as Director of the Neighborhood Services department. In this position, she was responsible for overseeing the Safe Neighborhoods Task force recommendations to reduce crime and blight throughout the city. She also started the Mayors Second Chance program. This program was successful in assisting non-violent offenders with obtaining gainful employment. S

he believed that if you could transform lives, you could transform communities. More recently, Monique has served as director with the Tennessee Small Business Development center. This role afforded her the opportunity to assist new and existing businesses during one of the most difficult times in business history, the COVID 19 pandemic. She assisted businesses with pivoting and creating ways to maintain a successful business model and remain profitable. Merriweather is excited about joining the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and believes her over twenty-five years of experience will be a great asset in navigating through the opportunities in the future for Brownsville and West Tennessee. She is married to her husband Errick Merriweather for twenty-two years. They have five sons, one daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter Cienna Vic.