Don L. Weiss Jr., O.D.
600 East Walnut Street
Dickson, TN 37055
Elected to City Council 1987
Appointed mayor 1993, elected mayor 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015; current term expires 2019
Dr. Don L. Weiss Jr. has served as mayor longer than anyone else in the 118-year history of the City of Dickson. He has served the citizens of Dickson as an elected public servant for almost 30 years.
Mayor Weiss was elected to the Dickson City Council representing the First Ward in 1987 and re-elected in 1991. Following the resignation of Tom Waychoff after 10 years as mayor, the Dickson City Council appointed Mayor Weiss to complete his term in December 1993. Mayor Weiss was elected to his first four-year term as mayor in September 1995. He has since been re-elected without opposition in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, with his current term to expire in 2019. Now in his 24th year as mayor, nobody else has served longer than 16 years since the City was founded in 1899.
A Dickson native, Mayor Weiss graduated from Dickson County High School in 1976. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1980 and in 1986 received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He currently co-owns Weiss’ Dickson Eye Health where he practices optometry.
Mayor Weiss is married to the former Dr. Lori White of Malvern, Arkansas, and they have two sons, Trae and Taylor. She also practices optometry at Weiss’ Dickson Eye Health.
Mayor Weiss is a member of the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He serves on the boards of the Greater Dickson Gas Authority, Water Authority of Dickson County, Dickson County E-911 and various state and regional organizations. He is a member of the Tennessee Optometric Association and Tennessee Academy of Optometry.
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