David C. Lenoir is a lifelong Memphian who had a 20-year career in the financial services industry before being elected Shelby County Trustee in 2010. He was re-elected to a second term in August 2014. As Trustee, Mr. Lenoir has focused on operational efficiency, proactive collection of delinquent taxes, and efforts to stabilize the tax base.
As the county’s banker, Mr. Lenoir has worked to put delinquent properties back on the tax rolls and increase tax collections. He has worked diligently to provide taxpayers with financial tools and access by creating strong initiatives to address the needs of the community. Programs such as Project H.O.M.E., Home for the Holidays, On My Own and Bank On Memphis are centered around financial literacy and access to traditional banks.
In 2014, the Trustee accepted the Pinnacle Achievement Award from the National Association of State Treasurers for the proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office. In 2012, his accomplishments were recognized when he was named Trustee of the Year for West Tennessee by the Tennessee County Trustee Association (TCTA).
In 2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked Mr. Lenoir to serve with the Delta Leadership Institute to help address problems specific to the Delta Region with solutions that incorporate community and collaboration.
On the state level, he is past president of the West Tennessee Trustees Association (WTTA) and is the incoming president of TCTA.
Mr. Lenoir is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy where he received his B.S. in accounting. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his two sons, is an avid reader, amateur apiarist (beekeeper) and gardener. Mr. Lenoir and his wife Shannon live on a small family farm in east Shelby County.