Shelby County Trustee, David C. Lenoir uses a visionary approach to improving
the financial health of Shelby County and the lives of its residents.
Also known as the county’s banker, David takes the distinction to heart and has
created several community initiatives to promote economic stability. He is
leading the charge and tackling issues such as poverty, blight, financial
literacy and access to mainstream banking.
such as Project H.O.M.E. and Home for the Holidays are focused on helping
delinquent taxpayers keep their homes while paying down back taxes. On My Own
and Bank On Memphis are centered around teaching strong financial principles
for both youth and adults with opportunities to build wealth for the unbanked
foundation of his experience was built during a 20-year career in the financial
services industry. David’s business acumen, combined with his passion for
public service has created a higher level of transparency and technological
efficiency in the Trustee’s Office. Collection of property taxes continues to
increase annually, resulting in surpluses in revenue delivered to the county. 2015-2016 marks the highest percentage of collections to date with a rate of 96.5%.
his efforts, David was named the statewide Trustee of the Year by the Tennessee
County Trustee's Association (TCTA) in 2016. Two years ago, he 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
the West Tennessee region by the TCTA.
2011, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam asked David to serve with the Delta
Leadership Institute to help address problems specific to the Delta Region with
solutions that incorporate community and collaboration.
is past president of TCTA and West
Tennessee Trustee’s Association (WTTA).
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. David
and his wife Shannon live on a small family farm in east Shelby County.