Gortria Anderson Banks is a Memphis native and a 30 year veteran of the courts. She began her employment with Shelby County Government in 1989 as an entry level clerk and has worked her way throughout every department in General Sessions Civil and Criminal Division. Gortria has been a part of management 20 of her 30 years of employment and for the past decade she’s aspired to be and prepared herself to be the Clerk of Court.
Having grown up in the courts, Gortria Banks has a genuine concern for the office and the people they serve. Her knowledge and experience from working in both divisions has prepared her to be the next leader that the court needs. A leader who knows the history of the organization, its strengths and weaknesses, but most importantly its potential. With Shelby County General Sessions being the largest court in the state, Gortria Banks believes that by continuing to partner with local leaders and other elected officials we can change the trajectory of our communities by continuing to take the court to the community.
Gortria Banks is a mother of two sons, the oldest is a 3rd year medical student, and the other is a very active 11 year old. A graduate of Northside High and University of Memphis Alumnus, Gortria has a Masters in Management and Bachelors in Business Administration.
She is a Certified Public Administrator, a member of the Democratic Women of Shelby County, member of Women United, a Leadership Memphis graduate, and was recently spotlighted by Memphis Journal as a finalist for their 2019, CFO of the Year.
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