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, then re-elected to another three year term in 2014 and again August 2017 for another three years.
Curlee is a graduate of Tullahoma High School and MTSU, where he majored in Management and Finance. He and his wife, Evelyn, have owned an advertising agency for 35 years and also formed a travel agency, Curlee Travel, four years ago. Curlee is also a licensed Real Estate Associate in Tennessee. They have two children, Rob, an MTSU graduate who works in the IT Department at Tullahoma City Schools, and Rosalyn, a graduate of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. She is the store manager at Tractor Supply in Tullahoma.