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Mayor Mike Palazzolo

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Mike PalazzoloElected as Alderman in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Mike Palazzolo was elected Mayor in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He is currently serving his second four-year term as Mayor of Germantown.

Mayor Palazzolo has lived in the Memphis area most of his life and has called Germantown home since 1977. He has spent 25 years in the banking industry serving in various positions including treasury management, retail, executive banking, private client, small business and commercial banking. Prior to banking, Mayor Palazzolo served three years as an Economics and Government teacher in Memphis City Schools. Mayor Palazzolo currently serves as Senior Development Officer for Rhodes College.

Mayor Palazzolo is past Chairman of the Board (2000) and Treasurer (2006-2008) for the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves in the following community organizations: Lambda Alpha International, Knights of Columbus, Leadership Germantown Alumni Association, Tennessee Municipal League, Riggs/Arthur Neighborhood Association, Germantown Kiwanis Club, Memphis Rotary Club, Germantown Education Foundation Board, Germantown Performing Arts Center Executive Board, Memphis and Shelby County Crime Commission Board, Mid-South Council of Mayors, Urban Land Institute Mid-South Chapter member, Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce Board and is a member of all eight Germantown public school PTAs.

He is a 1986 graduate of Rhodes College, a 2003 graduate of the Rhodes Institute for Executive Leadership and was chosen a Top 40 under 40 business leader by the Memphis Business Journal in 1998. His adult daughter, Jena, currently resides in Franklin, Indiana.

Contact Mayor Palazzolo at or (901) 757-7252.