Mayor Paige Brown took office January 6, 2015 to serve the city that is her hometown. A graduate of Gallatin High School and honors graduate of Florida State University, she worked as a news reporter and anchor in Florida. Upon her return to Tennessee, she worked for several shows on The Nashville Network in various capacities including reporter, producer, and talent. She then worked 11 years for NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2005, while producing the breaking news coverage, Paige witnessed the devastation of tornadoes that ripped through parts of her native city. That event helped cement Paige's desire to find a way to serve Gallatin more directly.
In 2006, she became the Executive Director of the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce. Under the leadership of Ms. Brown, the Gallatin Chamber increased membership and member participation, established numerous new events and created innovative marketing and networking opportunities.
She served on the following committees:
Gallatin's 2020 Steering Committee
The Long Range Planning Committee
The Community Enrichment Committee
The Economic Development Advisory Committee
The boards of the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The United Chambers of Sumner County
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Volunteer State
Other organizations and non-profits
In 2010, she was elected as a Sumner County Commissioner representing the 6th District, an office she held for four years until running for Mayor of Gallatin in 2014.
A graduate of the Institute for Organization Management and several corporate training programs, she is an experienced trainer in media relations, leadership, diversity and board development.
Additional Volunteer Work
In other circles, Ms. Brown is an advocate for oncology research. She served six years on the Board of Governors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is served three terms as a Food and Drug Oncology Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) Patient Representative. She has been featured in Glamour Magazine, on PBS and local news, has addressed groups around the world, and has lobbied for healthcare related legislation in Washington.