(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) February 4, 2015 – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) of Tennessee’s 13th Senate District has been appointed to the Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board. The appointment was made recently by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and fills the vacancy left by Senator Douglas Henry who retired from the Senate last year.
The foundation is a non-profit organization charged with supporting the activities and programs of the Tennessee State Museum through a statewide membership program, funding activities, and grants management. The museum’s mission is to procure, preserve, exhibit, and interpret objects which relate to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Tennessee and Tennesseans.
“The museum is vital to the preservation of our state’s history,” said Senator Ketron. “I am honored to sit on the board and look forward to working with my fellow members to help preserve our rich heritage for many generations to come.”
The board consists of 23 members from throughout the state. Additional members include the museum executive director and the chairman of the museum committee of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Eighteen members are elected for three-year staggered terms by the foundation board, one is a House member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one is appointed from the Senate by the Lieutenant Governor. The final member is appointed to the board of directors by the governor for a four-year term.