Oakland is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee. In 2010 the official population of the town was 6,623, a gain of 417.8%, which was the largest gain of any municipality in the tri-state area of Memphis TN-MS-AR.
In November 2008, Bill Mullins was elected mayor for his fifth term. It was a narrow victory over rival Scott Ferguson, with a margin of 15 votes. In July 2009, Mullins was indicted on charges of illegally profiting from his position by sending city vehicles to the transmission repair shop he operated, which for years had been the only transmission repair shop in town. He was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and county sheriff's personnel. In December 2009, the November 2008 election was ruled invalid after 23 people were found to have voted illegally. In a follow-up election in 2010, Scott Ferguson was elected mayor.
In June 2007, although much smaller in population than its counterparts, Oakland had the highest number of building permits issued for any suburb in the Memphis metropolitan area, including Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Collierville, Tennessee.
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Town of Oakland