Erskine Oglesby, Jr. has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as the Keeper of Finance (Treasurer) for the 5th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at its 72nd District “Virtual” Meeting. The 5th District is comprised of 36 graduate and undergraduate chapters in Tennessee and Kentucky. In this role he is responsible for managing the annual operating budget and investments for the District.
Oglesby, is currently the Chattanooga City Councilman for District 7 representing the precincts of Alton Park 1 & 2, Downtown 1 & 2, East Lake and St. Elmo. He is the currently the Chair of Economic and Community Development for 2020-2021. He previously served as the Council's Chairman for 2019-2020. He served as the Council’s Vice-Chairman for 2018-2019 and was chair of the Legislative Review Committee. He served as the chair of the Council’s Economic and Community Development Committee for 2017-2018.
Mr. Oglesby currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Southeast Tennessee Development District and the boards of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, Habitat for Humanities for Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises, Tivoli Foundation, Chattanooga Area Employment Consortium, Mark Making, Prison Prevention Ministries and the Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium Committee.
Mr. Oglesby is a past chairman of the board of the Erlanger's Community Health Centers and has served as Vice Chairman of the City of Chattanooga's Pension Board, Creative Discovery Museum, WTCI-PBS Television, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga and Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
He is a member of Kappa Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, the Chattanooga Downtown Kiwanis and the Tennessee University National Alumni Association.
He is a graduate of Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College where he majored in Health Care Administration and Planning.
He is married to Sheryl Oglesby and they are members of Resurrected Reformed Baptist Church.