As mayor, A C Wharton plays many roles. He’s a cheerleader, a negotiator, a storyteller, a strategist, a consensus builder, and a visionary. But most of all, he’s a fighter who’s constantly focused on the future and the key decisions that can move Memphis ahead. That’s why he is willing to make the tough, progressive decisions that secure the future this city wants and deserves. While others in politics choose to fight with personal attacks and define toughness by talking points, A C Wharton, Jr. continues to demonstrate a brand of leadership that fights for what is right and what is beneficial in the long run rather than what’s good for approval ratings right now. Visit this website often to learn more about Mayor Wharton’s priorities for Memphis and his achievements.


Make a Difference

PRIORITIES: Fighting crime and blight, creating economic opportunity while reducing poverty and changing the culture of city government are top priorities for Mayor AC Wharton.


Mayor at Crosstown Groundbreaking Ceremony

ACHIEVEMENTS: Mayor Wharton implemented new, aggressive programs that increased by more than 200 percent city spending with minority and women-owned businesses. Mayor Wharton has championed fiscal responsibility for the City of Memphis to end the City’s slow march toward insolvency.  It is in this context that his willingness to do what is right versus what is popular has possibly been most pronounced.


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NEWS: There is so much that the Mayor is responsible for and the great citizens of Memphis have an opportunity to be in the know — with the latest news and updates to events, projects and accomplishments made in the city.

BASS Pro Opens in Memphis

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Governor Bill Haslam, Bass Pro owner Johnny Morris and others and citizens from across the Mid-south were onsite for the opening of Bass Pro in Memphis. The Pyramid was reborn. The outdoor goods retailer has converted the building into a... read more

Chipping away at $1.89 billion debt

Shelby County debt peaked at $1.8 million in 2006 when Memphis Mayor AC Wharton was Mayor of Shelby County.  Mayor Wharton and his finance team created a debt reduction plan that was approved by the then Shelby County Commission. Current Shelby County Mayor Mark... read more


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