Shelby Spurgeon is the Economic Development Director for Weakley County. She has held this position since August 2018.
Shelby graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. While in college, she completed internships with TVA, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, and Mississippi Development Authority. She was involved in Phi Mu Sorority and was elected to be the President of the National Panhellenic Council. Shelby was inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in March 2019. She is continuing her education with the Tennessee Certified Economic Developers Courses. She is a 2019 graduate of Weakley County Leadership. She has attended TVA Economic Developer’s Orientation is a graduate of TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute.
Shelby serves on the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce Board, Weakley County Unity Way Board, and the Weakley County Young Professional Board. She was chosen to serve on the Tennessee Economic Partnership Board. She is a member of the Tennessee Economic Development Council and the Southern Economic Development Council. She is a Mentor for Tennessee Achieves.
Since becoming the Economic Development Director, Shelby has applied for and been awarded grants on behalf of the Board and cities of Weakley County from TVA and USDA.
Shelby currently resides in Greenfield, TN with her goldendoodle Nellie.