ADA Del Holley Appointed to Tennessee Commission on Aging and DisabilityPosted: 03/09/2017
Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen is pleased to announce that Governor Haslam has appointed Assistant District Attorney General Del Holley to serve as a member of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Originally created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1963, the Commission is the designated state agency to receive and distribute federal Older Americans Act funds and is mandated to provide leadership on aging and disability issues in the state. Each year, the Commission administers approximately $40 million in state and federal funds that support programs addressing issues such as senior nutrition, transportation and housing, advocacy for long-term care facility residents, legal assistance and public guardianships, and the state-wide network of senior centers. Commission members include nineteen persons appointed by the Governor to represent geographic regions and chartered advocacy groups, representatives of state agencies serving the aging and disability population, and two members of the General Assembly.
General Holley was nominated for membership on the Commission by the East Tennessee Council on Aging and Disability. Commenting on General Holley’s appointment, East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability director Aaron Bradley said, “We are very fortunate to have someone with Del Holley’s experience serving our region on the Commission. He brings a strong advocacy voice for the needs and rights of older Tennesseans to this work and a commitment to service that is rooted in his unwavering faith.” General Allen echoed that sentiment stating, “For years, General Holley took it upon himself to advocate for vulnerable adults in our community. Through this appointment, our seniors will continue to benefit from General Holley’s passion, dedication, and leadership in this regard.”
General Holley joined the Knox County District Attorney’s Office in July 1994. Since that time, he has served assignments in General Sessions, Juvenile, and Criminal Courts. He has been active in the office’s senior advocacy efforts by working with planning teams for elder abuse training events, Knox County and East Tennessee ElderWatch groups, and the Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition. In 2015, General Holley received the John J. Duncan, Sr. award for his commitment to senior advocacy. Outside the office, he is an active member of The United Methodist Church and currently serves as Lay Leader for the Holston Conference.