Aldermen Bios

City of Trenton, Tennessee's Aldermen Bios

Michael "Bubba" Abbott

Michael is currently serving in his 2nd term as City Alderman. He has been in the grocery business since 1965 and is now the store manager at Food-Rite in Trenton. He graduated from Peabody High School and attended the University of Tennessee of Martin. Michael is actively involved with many community projects including Chairman of Relay for Life in 2006 and 2007, Chairman of the Teapot Festival for 2008, Partners in Education, the Taste of LeBonheur, the Elks Club, Rotary, and is an active supporter of the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Michael and his wife Kathy live at 133 Lynmark Street and attend the First Presbyterian Church where he is an Elder. They have a daughter, Cicily, and a son-in-law Clint who also live in Trenton. Also, he has 2 grandchildren Grey 6 & Lily 2

Rickey Graves

Mr. Graves is a lifelong resident of Trenton and has been married to his wife Susan for 28 years. He is a 1971 graduate of Peabody High School and a 1973 graduate of The Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern TN. He is a member and associate minister at Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church in Trenton.

Mr. Graves is currently the Director of the Gibson Co. Emergency Management Agency since July, 2001. Since his appointment as Director Graves has worked closely with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) as well as The Tennessee Dept. of Homeland Security to secure over $3 million dollars in grants for Gibson County. Mr. Graves has also worked through the Federal Emergency Management Agency during and after disasters to secure over $28 million in Federal Reimbursements to Gibson County and the cities of Gibson County for damages that had occurred to infrastructure of roads, streets, highways, and utilities throughout the county.

Mr. Graves has served two terms as President of the West Tennessee Emergency Management Association, and two terms as President of the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee .Mr. Graves was the 2007 recipient of the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee Achievement Award for outstanding service to the Emergency Management community and the citizens of the state of Tennessee. He is currently the Chairman of the legislative committee for the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee.

Mr. Graves was elected to the Trenton City Council in the Nov. 4, 2014 elections.

Frank Gibson

Frank is serving as City Alderman for the fourth time since 1999. He is a graduate of Peabody High School and received a B.S. in Education from Bethel College in 1966. Frank retired with 40 years of experience as a Science Teacher and Basketball Coach after working for the Dresden, Gibson County and Trenton School Districts. He also was a swimming instructor for 44 years with students spanning the ages from 1-70, as well as from six foreign countries.

He is a member of the Gibson County and Bethel College Sports Hall of Fame, and served as chairman of the Elks Annual Hoop Shoot for 35 years. Currently, he serves as committee member of the City Planning Commission, City Board of Zoning and Appeals, and is a member of the Trenton Rotary Club.

Frank and his wife of 51 years, Sandra, reside at 304 Rosemont Drive and attend the First Presbyterian Church. Frank’s passion is fishing and he has provided fish for many cookouts and fundraisers.

Tony Burriss


   Tony is excited to be back in city government after a four year absence. Trenton is his home and holds a special place in his heart. His goal is to help evolve Trenton into a place people will want to live, work and raise their families. He is grateful to the citizens of Trenton for allowing him the opportunity to serve them again.

  Tony was born and attended school in Morrow, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. After high school he attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and majored in Music Education. He and his family have lived in Trenton for the past 39 years and have learned to love this special place.

He taught Band and Music for 30 years in the Decatur County School District, GibsonCounty Special School District, and the Trenton Special School District. He retired in 2007 and was selected as a member the West Tennessee Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2008.

Tony was Mayor of Trenton for 8 years from 2007 to 2015 and retired in order to focus on his love of performing music which he still does. He is the choir director for the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton
and also serves as an Elder.

He serves on several boards in Trenton including the City of Trenton Planning Commission, the Gibson
County Lake Board, the Trenton Teapot Committee and the Harlan Morris Retirement Home Board. He is also
involved in community activities.

Tony and his wife Kathi have been married for 43 years and have two children; Emily Brown and the late
Ryan Burriss. They have also been blessed with 4 wonderful grandchildren.

Mr. Wade

Bio Coming Soon!

CeCe Jones

CeCe, a lifelong resident of Trenton, was elected in November, 2018, to her first term as a member of the City Council. After graduating from Peabody High School, she continued her education at Middle Tennessee State University. She was a thirty-seven (37) year career employee with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and retired from that department in 2013. While working for the Department of Labor, she was actively involved in assistingwith recruitment of industry throughout Gibson County. In this effort, she worked closely with variouscounty,city, and stategovernment personnel, along with Gibson County’s threeChambers of Commerce. She assisted many area employers with their recruiting efforts in order to meet their employment demands.

After leaving the Department of Labor, CeCe accepted a position in the private industry sector with MacLean Power Systems, Trenton, as the Outside Processes for Materials Coordinator. In 2015, she accepted a position with the Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce as its Administrative Assistant and is currently employed there.

CeCe is proud to have raised two daughters, Jana Jones Hall and Jeri Jones Jennings, in Trenton, where they, too, attended Trenton schools.Jana and her husband, Dan, live in Franklin, Tennessee, with their children,
Russ and CeCe. Jeri and her husband, Andrew, live in Brentwood, Tennessee, with their children, Mattie,
John Edward, and Jessa