The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District’s 9-1-1 Administration and Training Center was renamed last Friday for long-time board member and treasurer John D. Hood.
During a small virtual ceremony just before the 9-1-1 Board meeting, the building was dedicated in Hood’s honor, and the new signage was unveiled as, the “John D. Hood 9-1-1 Administration and Training Center.”
“We could not think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” said RCECD Director Steve Smith. “Mr. Hood has been such an incredible figure representing the Rutherford County community over the years, and he has been a tremendous asset to our communications team.”
Hood, a Murfreesboro native, has been board member and treasurer since the group’s inception in 1986. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1954 and then served two years in the Army.
In the 1970s, he worked at MTSU as the director of development and then as an assistant to the president. In 2008, he returned to MTSU where he is currently the director of government and community affairs.
He also served as a state representative for 12 years. Hood is a past president of the Rutherford County Chamber Of Commerce, a past president of the Tennessee School Boards Association and a charter member of the Exchange Club Of Murfreesboro.
Hood and his wife, Marilyn, were married for over 60 years and have three children, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.