Commission-Manager

Berry Hill has a Commission-Manager form of government. The city’s governing body is the Board of Commissioners, which appoints the City Manager, who is the city’s chief administrative officer.

Board Of Commissioners


The Board of Commissioners exercises legislative functions such as establishing policy, passing ordinances and resolutions, approving budgets and appropriations, and developing an overall vision and direction for the city.  The Board appoints the City Manager and City Judge, as well as most members of the city's various boards and commissions.

Berry Hill has three Commissioners elected to staggered four-year terms. Non-partisan commission elections are held in even numbered years. Following each election, the Commission selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Vice-Mayor until the next regular election. The Mayor presides over Commission meetings and has full voting privileges.

Mayor Greg Mabey was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2016.  He was selected Vice-Mayor in August 2017 and Mayor in April 2018.  Vice-Mayor Mike Galehouse has served on the Board since 2014. He was Vice-Mayor from April 2016 to August 2017, when he succeeded Beth Sartain as Mayor upon her relocation from Berry Hill.  He was reelected to the Board and selected as Vice-Mayor in April 2018.  Commissioner Dennis Sheffield was appointed in August, 2017, to fill Mayor Sartain's unexpired term on the Board, and was elected to a full four year term in April 2018. 

The Board of Commissioners meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Berry Hill City Hall.

  Mabey HeadshotCommissioner Galehouse
              Mayor Greg Mabey                      Vice-Mayor Mike Galehouse                        


City Manager


The City Manager oversees the administrative operations of the city, implements the policies of the Board of Commissioners and provides research and advice to assist in decision making.  The City Manager is responsible for directing the city's financial affairs, purchasing, personnel decisions, and enforcement of ordinances and regulations.  

City Manager


Joe Baker
698 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 292-5531

Joe Baker