September 2017 update

Here is your September Update for Knox County!

***In the last month we have met so many great people and new supporters for our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you! We are in the fifth month of our “Faith Tour” visiting a new church service each week. If you want us to visit your church please contact us. 


***The September Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County will be Wednesday, September 20th,  5-7p at Jackie’s Dream, 2223 McCalla Ave in East Knoxville. Come out and talk with your Commissioners and enjoy the best Hot Chicken you’ve ever had!

***Friday Night Lights! Again! As many of you know I was “Slammin’ Sammy Stands” in the hit film Friday Night Lights. Friday night, September 15th I will sort of reprise that role as the stadium announcer for the Central Bobcats game. I will be wearing my red and black!

***The August Ed and Bob NIGHT OUT in Knox County was at Sam and Andy’s in Farragut. We had a great turnout and enjoyed one of Knox County’s best burgers!

Commissioners Thomas and Brantley at Sam and Andy’s


Commissioners speaking with citizens

***The Knoxville Latino Awards were August 26th at the Mill and Mine. It featured a great turnout.

 Commissioner Thomas and his wife Kim


Latino Night at the Mill and Mine

***Saturday, September 16th the Vols will take on Florida at 3:30pm in Gainesville.

***Knox County Senior Day is Friday, September 15th at John Tarleton Field off of Sutherland Ave. All seniors are welcome!

In Commission news…

On Monday, September 18th at 4:00pm, the Knox County Commission will hold a special meeting to reorganize including electing a new Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Committee appointments. At 5:00pm they will hold its regular monthly workshop followed at 6pm with a special meeting to hear citizen concerns over several new ordinances. These meetings will take place in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.

On Monday, September 25th at 1:30pm, the Knox County Pension and Retirement Board will meet on the 6th floor of the City County Building in the Commission Conference Room. The Beer Board will meet at 4:00pm. The regular Commission meeting will begin at 5pm followed by Zoning at 7pm. Beer Board, Commission and Zoning will all take place in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building.

The Commission agenda has approximately 60 items. This month the bulk of the items are from the School Board. There are 41 items from the School Board. School resolutions are merely a formality as they pass whether we vote for them or not. There are 3 second reading of ordinances. In zoning, there are 4 issues this month. Some resolutions that stand out are:

  1. Resolution approving a contract with Shelton General Contractors for renovations at Karns High School for the Culinary Arts Program in the amount of $386,861.00.
  2. Resolution approving a contract between Knox County Schools Maintenance and Operations Department and Gallaher & Associates, Inc. to provide fire alarm inspection and repair services for up to $200,000.00 annually as needed.


Should you or any Knox County resident need assistance from Knox County government, please contact me at: or 865-309-4364

Seat 10 At-Large Commissioner of Knox County Commission

Chairman, Knox County Cable TV Committee

Chairman, Knox County Disability Committee
Knox County Development Corp Board
Knox County Pension & Retirement Committee
Knox County Parks & Recreation Board
Metro Drug Coalition Board
Dogwood Arts Festival Board
Young-Williams Animal Center Board
American Cancer Society Board
Arts & Culture Alliance Board
Community Television Board
Thompson-Boling Arena Use Committee