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.
Biography Commissioner Crislip worked as the CNO/Administrator of the Fayette County Methodist Hospital for 15 years, from 1998 to 2013. During this time he was involved in many health initiatives and councils. He is a past president of Rotary International, and a member of the Fayette County Library, and the Chamber of Commerce, and a strong supporter of Fayette Cares. He also recently became a reserve Fayette County Sheriff Deputy. He has lived in Piperton since 2008 and is committed to being a positive participant in making Piperton a destination community.
Biography Commissioner Morris grew up in Jackson, Wyoming graduating from Arizona State in 1992 with a BS in Justice Studies. He is honorably retired after twenty years as a U.S. Park Ranger and Criminal Investigator for the National Park Service specializing in narcotics interdiction and border security. Mr. Morris is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, and UTV riding with his family. He has lived in Piperton for three years with his wife, Kym, and son, Jackson.
Biography Commissioner Fletcher originally grew up in Jackson, TN and has been a Piperton resident since February 2008. He graduated from UT Knoxville with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1999. After working with several other firms through the years, Mr. Fletcher founded his own company, Critical Space Solutions (CSS), in June 2021 which serves as a local manufacturer’s representative for various types of mechanical and electrical equipment used in commercial / industrial buildings. He has also been a volunteer / reserve firefighter since 1999, and an active member of Piperton’s own department since 2009. He enjoys many types of outdoor sports and activities, mostly involving his wife of 24 years, Amy, and their two children, daughter Anna Grace and son Garner. His family has always enjoyed the “close-knit small town feel” of Piperton, and he looks forward to being more actively involved in helping maintain that type of community.