Julian A. McTizic, Sr.
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Julian Anderson McTizic, Sr., is a native of Bolivar, a rural town in Hardeman County, Tennessee. On July 1st, 2017, at the age of thirty, he was sworn in as the youngest, and first African-American elected Mayor of the City of Bolivar. Prior to becoming mayor, he served as a city councilman for four years. On May 18, 2021, Mayor McTizic was re-elected to the office of Mayor by the largest margin in the recorded history of Bolivar.
McTizic is also a member of various local civic groups. He is a Paul Harris Fellow in the Bolivar Chapter of Rotary International, a member of the Bolivar General Hospital Healthcare Foundation, the NAACP, and the Joint Economic and Community Development Board. In his elected position, he is a member of the Young Elected Officials where he serves as the State Director for Tennessee. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Southwest Tennessee Development District, and is a TnCertified Economic Developer from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Western Mental Health Institute. Mayor McTizic is a graduate of Hardeman County Leadership, the 2018 Class of WestStar, and the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute. He is a recipient of the African-American Emerging Leader Award, the Tennessee State NAACP Race Relations Trailblazer Award, the 2018 Rising Phoenix Award, and the 2019 TREECD Community Champion.
In 2021, Mayor McTizic was appointed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan to serve on the Local Government Advisory Committee(LGAC) and to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee(SCAS).
Since being elected as mayor, he has stayed true to his campaign promise for transparency in government and putting citizens first. Every council meeting in the City of Bolivar is now streamed live via social media. McTizic’s Spotlight on Business, Meet Your Neighbor, and community policing advancements have been a few of his successes in his short span as mayor.
McTizic is the CEO of Legacy Financial Group, and a member of the National Association of Insurers and Financial Advisors. He and his family attend Life Church in Jackson, Tennessee. While he is very passionate about local politics, his favorite pastime is making memories with his wife of eleven years, Demetria, and their toddler boys Julian Jr., Jamison, Jaxton, and Jules. His love for his family and people in general is what drives him to bring positive change to his community. His favorite quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world” encourages him to continue striving for success in his political career.