Nashville Community Oversight Board Director Makes Six-Figure Salary, Public Records Show

 

Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board (COB) Executive Director Jill Fitcheard makes more than $116,000 per year, according to public records, and that’s a generous pay increase over what she made as assistant executive director.

The Tennessee Star filed a public records request in July asking for information about what Fitcheard makes this fiscal year and what she made in Fiscal Year 2020. Those records show she made more than $42,000 as the COB’s assistant executive director. Those records reveal that she made $62,000 per year after her promotion to COB executive director. In 2021 Fitcheard, as executive director, makes a six-figure salary.

Fitcheard did not return two requests for comment this week.

Metro Nashville Director of Human Resources Shannon Hall provided information that somewhat contradicted those public records when The Star contacted her Tuesday.

“In June 2019, Jill Fitcheard was hired as the Community Oversight Board Assistant Director at a starting annual salary of $88,350. In July 2019, she received a 3 percent cost of living adjustment bringing her new salary to $91,000.50 as allowed in Metro’s pay plan. In December 2019, the Community Oversight Board promoted her to Executive Director and set her annual salary at $115,000,” Hall said via email.

“In July 2020, she received a 1 percent cost of living adjustment as afforded to Metro employees in the pay plan, bringing her annual salary to $116,150. In July 2021, she received a 2 percent cost of living adjustment as afforded to Metro employees in the pay plan and a 15 percent open range increase granted by the Community Oversight Board who determines her pay increases, which brings her to her current salary. Annual merit based increases for this Executive Director position are determined by the Community Oversight Board.”

Fitcheard, according to her biography on Metro Nashville’s website, began her career as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. She moved to Nashville in 1996 and obtained a degree from Tennessee State University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in criminal justice. She minored in psychology.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Background Photo “Nashville City Hall” by Nicolas Henderson. CC BY 2.0.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Thoughts to “Nashville Community Oversight Board Director Makes Six-Figure Salary, Public Records Show”

  1. rick

    A Democrat giveaway to buy minority votes.

  2. 83ragtop50

    Is any really surprised that the head of this horrible “board” is being paid to slant its opinions as far left as possible. Looks like “equity” and more is in full force in Nashville. But, again, no surprise there.

  3. Nashville Deplorable

    No wonder we’re flat broke. DEFUND COB!

  4. Kevin

    So, can we assume that as the Executive Director of the Nashville Community Oversight Board, this woman is responsible for the oversight of the condition of our community?

    Well, she should be fired! Nashville is quickly becoming the rival to S-H cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia and Detroit!

  5. Cannoneer2

    So does Herbert Slatery. Highest AG salary in the nation. Do we get our moneys worth from him either?

  6. Mark Knofler

    Of course she does, you get into the Govment to get paid. Not serve the public, silly citizen.

  7. Annual merit based increases for this Executive Director position are determined by the Community Oversight Board.”

    See, no ski mask, no firearm needed. Stealing is now chic.

  8. Kitty Lenoir

    How quaint….more bloated government do-nothings paid with our tax dollars.

  9. Truthy McTruthFace

    six figures to do…..what?

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