Lane Curlee, Mayor
Mayor Lane Curlee has a long history of public service in Tullahoma. He was first elected Alderman in 1982, serving a two-year term. In 1984 he was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly, where he served the 47th District (Coffee and Grundy Counties) for eight years before deciding not to seek re-election. In 1993 he was elected Mayor of Tullahoma, a position he served for nine years before deciding in 2002 not to seek re-election. In 2004 he ran for Alderman and served three years. In August 2011 he was elected to a three year term as the city’s Mayor.
Curlee is a graduate of Tullahoma High School and MTSU, where he majored in Management and Finance. He and his wife, Evelyn, have been married 32 years and have two children, Rob, a MTSU graduate who lives in Murfreesboro, and Rosalyn, a student at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. They have owned an advertising agency for 28 years and work for 20 clients in southern middle Tennessee.
Lane and Evelyn have been very active in Tullahoma, serving on many Boards and Agencies. In 2009 they formed Coffee County Cares 4 Families, an organization of volunteers that serves struggling families and foster children. They are members at the Church of Christ at Cedar Lane in Tullahoma.