Robyn Tannehill was elected Oxford, Mississippi’s 36th Mayor on June 6, 2017.
Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1992, Robyn worked in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Public Relations before being named Assistant Director of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation. Then, as Executive Director of the Oxford Tourism Council, she promoted Oxford as a tourism destination. Robyn led her team in conceiving, organizing and conducting the first annual Double Decker Arts Festival. That tourism team went on to be named the State of Mississippi’s “Most Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau” with a budget of $500,000.
In 1998, Robyn made the decision to become a full-time mother and community volunteer. In those years, Robyn spent many hours working with the Oxford School District’s Parent Teacher Organizations and volunteering in the school district. In 2011 she co-chaired the $30 million bond referendum campaign for the Oxford Public School District. That same year, Robyn was recognized as Oxford School District’s Citizen of the Year. Her years of committed community service led Robyn to run for, and win election as, Alderman of Ward 2 in Oxford in 2013.