The Mayor is responsible for all city appointments to boards, which serve the City. These include the boards of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLG&W); Memphis Area Transit Authority; Memphis Housing Authority; Center City Commission; Memphis & Shelby County Convention Center Complex; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Memphis & Shelby County Building Code Advisory Board; Memphis Public Library Board. The Mayor appoints five of the seven members of the Board of the Memphis & Shelby County Airport Authority. Most of the members of these boards are private citizens giving their time to the City without compensation.
Source: City of Memphis – Operating Budget 2009