On February 21, 2018, the United States Conference of Mayors and the Partner America Program is honored to present Mayor Jim Strickland of Memphis, Tennessee for his dedication to the small business community of his city.
Though born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Jim Strickland family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Christian Brothers High School in 1982, Strickland went on to earn a degree from the University of Memphis in 1986 and another degree from the School of Law at University of Memphis just three years later. Strickland went on to practice law from 1990 to 1998 under Glanker Brown PLLC before founding his own practice with David Kustoff, Kustoff & Strickland PLLC.
Mayor Strickland became involved in politics in 2007 when he was elected to the Memphis City Council. He served as a vice chairman and chairman in 2013 and 2014, respectively. After announcing his run for mayor in early 2015, Jim Strickland was elected mayor later that year winning 42% of his city’s vote and marked the first time in 33 years that a member of city council took over as mayor. Mayor Strickland serves his city well with a strong focus on small businesses, increasing government funding for women and minority-owned businesses.
In recognition of Mayor Jim Strickland’s focus on small business in the city of Memphis, Partner America is proud to present the Small Biz Giants Spotlight to Mayor Strickland. The Small Biz Giants Spotlight will take place on February 21, 2018 at Fifer & Associates at 1441 S Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN, 38117.