Tammi Thurm Greensboro District 5 City Council

Tammi Thurm

Tammi Thurm's Biography

Background and Experience

More than 30 years in finance, operations, human resources, and management of private family owned businesses, including:

  • Firm Administrator, Hagan Barrett PLLC 2013–Present
  • Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Manager, Listingbook, LLC 2006–2013
  • Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations, Capsule Group, LLC 2002–2013
  • Vice President of Finance and Administration at Ornamental Products, Inc. 1988-2002

Professional and Community Activities

Council Liaison, Participatory Budgeting Commission

Council Representative, City of Greensboro Audit Committee

Council Representative, Transportation Advisory Committee

Council Representative, Downtown Greensboro Parks, Inc.

Alternate Council Representative, Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Elected Official, Jordan Lake One Water Association

Member, Greensboro Minimum Housing Commission

Fellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership

Treasurer, Triad Association of Legal Administrators

Program Presenter, Women’s Resource Center, Greensboro

Vice-President, Greensboro Jewish Federation

Women’s Campaign Chair, Greensboro Jewish Federation

President, Women’s Executive Cabinet, Greensboro Jewish Federation

Board Member, B’nai Shalom Day School

Tammi’s Accomplishments

  • Co-author of the Council’s apology for the November 3, 1979 Greensboro Massacre – promoting healing by acknowledging our failures and establishing scholarships in memory of those that died, so that we will be reminded of our past and learn from it.
  • Initiated the New Garden Road Strategic Plan that will guide future decisions regarding properties in that corridor going forward, working with both neighbors and businesses to shape the characteristics of that community going forward.
  • Co-sponsored the “local preference” policy, giving a leg up to local businesses for City contracts. This promotes local economic growth without costing the City additional dollars.
  • Co-sponsored the “Good Repair Ordinance,” which created minimum standards for business and non-residential properties. This is improving the safety and appearance of buildings across the city.
  • Prompt constituent services. From getting stop signs installed, cleaning up stream banks and overgrowth in neighborhoods, repairing/up-fitting run down neighborhood parks that had been ignored for too long, and much more. I have paid attention to the little things that make a big difference to residents right in their own neighborhood.


University of North Carolina – Greensboro

BS Business Administration and Management

MBA Finance


Married to Kevin Thurm. Her son, daughter-in-law, and 5 grandchildren live in Greensboro.