Neeley, a Bedford county native, has lived in the Wheel area for the past 27 years. She is a 1982 graduate of Shelbyville Central High School and graduated from Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville, where she obtained her dental assisting license which is currently retired. She and her husband, Kim, have two children and one grandchild. She is currently employed with Boyce Livestock Company LLC as the administrative assistant.
During her tenure as a school board member she has been recognized by the Tennessee School Board Association as a Level V Master Boardman and has served on numerous committees, both local and state, in relation to community involvement and initiatives for public education. Neeley is a 16-year member of Liberty School PTO, where she has served in each of the four officer positions; a charter member of the Liberty PATS Booster Club; served on Liberty's Parent Advisory board for 2 years; and has volunteered both at Liberty and a number of other schools in the county.
She also serves as board chair for her church, Mt. Lebanon United Methodist, where she has published the monthly newsletter for over five years. She is captain of the Wheelbillies Relay for Life team and is a member of the Bedford County Farm Bureau Women.
"It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of District 4 and I would like to continue my service to my community," said Neeley. "I am committed to the children of our county and will work tirelessly to provide the best public education we can for them. During this time of change and challenge in Tennessee, I feel my experience will be an asset as we move forward and work to create an education system in Bedford that will be a model for other counties to follow in the coming years.
"My door will always open to my constituents who wish to express their concerns, praise or ideas."