In a unanimous vote, the Community Oversight Board appointed Assistant Executive Director Jill Fitcheard as the new Executive Director of the COB. This decision was made on Wednesday evening during a called meeting with Metro’s Human Resources Department.
“Mrs. Fitcheard’s commitment to the mission and purpose of the Community Oversight Board, and most importantly to the Nashville community, is unparalleled and her leadership has been instrumental to the success and continuity of the COB’s efforts,” said Chair Ashlee Davis. “The COB congratulates her on this deserving appointment and looks forward to this continued work and progress with her as our executive director.”
Fitcheard began her working career as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. After moving to Nashville in 1996, Jill enrolled at Tennessee State University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in criminal justice and minor in psychology.
She has since served the Nashville community for many years and has held multiple positions that have allowed her to engage and connect with the city’s residents in many different capacities. She has worked for the private sector, the city of Nashville, and the state of Tennessee where she was able to hone her skills of the Criminal Justice System. She has held leadership roles during her career and her love for law, justice and criminal investigations, has pushed her to share that passion through her work.
Fitcheard has dedicated her career to public service and says that she is honored and ready to assume her new role as the COB’s executive director and continue to do the work of the community.
The role change is effective immediately, and Fitcheard will begin collaboration with Metro HR to hire a new assistant director.