Mayor Coats is a native of Collierville, Tennessee graduating from Collierville High School. After working for Carrier Air Conditioning Company in Collierville for more than 15 years, he then went to Federal Express in 1984 and retired after 20 years of service. Mr. Coats is currently a consultant to various large businesses relating to packaging design, materials management, and process improvement. He is CEO of Brier Hills Consultants, LLC, holding one patent and has two patents pending. He has been married to his wife, Shan, for almost 15 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Vice Mayor Mike Binkley
Biography Commissioner Binkley was elected commissioner in 2012 and currently serves as Vice Mayor for the City of Piperton. He also serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Before being elected as commissioner, Mike served on the Planning Commission for two years. He is the owner of Rich-Way Landscape, a family owned landscape company. He and his wife Jennie Binkley have two kids, Colton and Michaela Binkley. They have been residents of Piperton since 2003.
Commissioner Davis retired as an Executive with the Internal Revenue Service after 34 years of service. His unparalleled leadership skills created success in multiple disciplines including Tax Processing, Tax Administration, Customer Service, HR and Information Systems Technology across seven U.S. cities including Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI; San Francisco, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN and Washington D.C. He was elected commissioner in 2006 and served as Vice Mayor for the City of Piperton, TN until late 2016, and is also a member of the Planning Commission. Additionally, he is a member of the Technical Committee for the Memphis Area Rural Planning Organization and a member of the Fayette County Industrial Development Board. Mr. Davis serves as Chairman of the Board for Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG), an organization promoting and assisting in economic and community development in Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and Shelby counties in Tennessee, DeSoto County in Mississippi, and Crittenden County in Arkansas.
Biography Commissioner Trotter graduated from Clemson Univ. in 1967 with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and a Commission as a Lieutenant in the US Army. After serving a two year military commitment during the VietNam War, he worked for an international chemical company for 37 years at various locations in the US and in the Asia Pacific region, rising to the level of Plant Manager and Director of Operations. He retired in Portland Oregon in 2004 and moved to Piperton with his wife Barbara. After retiring he obtained licenses as a Real Estate Appraisal intern, and as a Real Estate Affiliate Broker in Tennessee and in Mississippi. He served as Chairman of the Piperton Industrial Development board for three years before being appointed to the position of Piperton Commissioner in 2010.
Commissioner Taylor graduated from Rhodes College in 2008 with a BA in History. He was elected to the board in 2016. He is a terminal manager for Intermodal Cartage Co., and has been with them for nine years. He has served on the board for the Mid-South Cargo Security Council, attended the University of Memphis’s “The Freight Transportation Leadership Academy”, and holds a PDC from The Permaculture Institute. Neil and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2009, have three children, and attend Harvest Church. They have lived in Piperton since 2011.