Agricultural Extension Committee

Provides Jefferson County’s citizens with the latest researched-based information to help promote youth development, provide family life education, and encourage sustainable agriculture practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible.

Commissioner Jim Snodgrass, Commissioner Jimmy Carmichael, Commissioner Terry Dockery, Farm Man Bill Hickman, Farm Man Brian Morgan, Farm Woman Carla Byrd, Farm Woman Annette Stooksbury

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Animal Control Oversight Board

Serves as the formal liaison between Jefferson County Government and CARE.

Commissioner Tim Seals as Chair, Commissioner Randy Bales, CARE Tiffany Dalton (CT Katherine Noyes), CARE Spencer Hogan (CT Kim Allen), Citizen Bruce Dalgleish – Secretary, Humane Society Julie Cater

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Sheriff Jeff Coffey, Animal Control Officer

Audit Committee

Provides independent review and oversight of the county’s financial reporting processes and the county’s internal controls; reviews the external auditor’s report and follows-up on management’s corrective action and compliance with laws, regulations and ethics.

Commission Chairman Mark Potts, Finance Committee Chairman Katy Huffaker, Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett, Garry Jett as Vice-Chairman, Phyllis Best as Chairman

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Finance Director Jessica Elder as Secretary

Beer Board

Administers the laws related to the sale of beer in Jefferson County.

Full Jefferson County Commission serves on the board.
Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Board of Health

County Mayor Mark Potts, Director of Schools Dr. Tommy Arnold, John McGraw MD, Regina Fields, MD as Chair, Rhonda Click RN, Wesley Cowan D. Ph, Dale Bryant DDS

Ex-Officio: County Health Director, County Health Officer Dr. Tara Sturdivant

Budget Committee

An “internal committee” of County Commission responsible for performing the functions and duties as described in Tenn. Code Ann. 5-21-101 through 5-21-129 (County Financial Management System of 1981).  Makes recommendations to the CLB on county budget amendments and designates form which budget line item funding is to be taken and to which line item the funds are to be applied. (Tenn. Code Ann. 5-9-407)

Commissioners John Neal Scarlett as Chairman, Rick Moore, Heidi Thomas, Katy Huffaker, Jim Snodgrass, Greg Byrd, Tim Seals, Gene Eslinger, Terry Dockery, Jimmy Carmichael

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Finance Director Jessica Elder

Building Inspection Board of Appeals

Hears petitions filed by individual contractors and or homeowners to appeal orders, decisions, and determinations made by the County Building Inspector.

Commissioner Jimmy Carmichael as Chairman, License Building Contractor Kenny Carr, License Realtor Ed Franklin, Certified Home Inspector Steve Motruk, Tom Lakin, Mike Dockery, Chuck Catlett

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Building Inspector Rob Wilson

Celebration Committee 230 Years

This committee is to plan for the 230th Birthday of Jefferson County – June 11, 1792.

Commissioner Terry Dockery, Commissioner Katy Huffaker, Commissioner Jimmy Carmichael, Bob Jarnigan – Citizen, Mitch Cain – Citizen

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Clinch River Regional Library Board

Jack Kramer, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart (CT Laura Darby)

Conservation Board

Acquires, develops, maintains, and makes available to the inhabitants of the county public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife areas, and other conservation areas. Promotes and preserves the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources. Cultivates good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.

Commissioner Jimmy Dale Patterson, Beth Nelson (ct term Jason McCoy), Charles Crosby as Secretary, Commissioner Randy Bales, Bandi Hammer

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts


Constables are elected during the general election and serve 4-year terms. Current term is Sept 2020 – Sept 2024. 

D1: Don Armour, D2: Nathan L. Thurman, D3: Eric Alvin Large, D4: Brad Gass, D5: Samuel “Jacob” Thompson, D6: Mackey E. Wilson, D7: Frank Solomon, D8: Vince Gable, D9: Bill John Cureton, D10: David Kelley

County Board of Equalization

Responsible for assuring constitutional and statutory compliance in assessments of property for ad valorem taxes.

Bob Hardy as Chairman, Kevin Davenport as Secretary, Charles Briggs, Charles Crosby, L.E. Smith

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

County Courtroom Security Committee

Examining the space and facilities to determine the security needs of the courtrooms in the county in order to provide safe and secure facilities.

County Mayor Mark Potts, Sheriff Jeff Coffey, District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, Judicial District Judge Duane Sloan, County Circuit Clerk Kevin Poe

County Library Board of Trustees

Gabriella Pettit (CT Marilyn Barr) – Jefferson City, Jessica Churchwell as Secretary – White Pine, Melissa Hensley (CT Joe Malgeri) – Dandridge, Carolyn Allen as Treasurer – Talbott, White Pine, Dandridge juncture,  Linda McCall (CT Tracy Cagle) – Jefferson County, Paige Bolton – Jefferson County, Jenny Kelly as Secretary – Jefferson County (Strawberry Plains area), Jack Kramer (Strawberry Plains) as Chairman, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart (CT Laura Darby) as Regional Rep and Vice-Chairman (Jefferson City)

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

E-911 Communication Board

(vacant) Colin McRae, Dean Ballinger, Mike Price, Billy John Cureton, Chad Cotter, Joe Gibson, Brad Phillips, Lee Turner as Secretary, Sheriff Jeff Coffey

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Director of E-911 Justin Crowther

Election Commission

A.C. Carr, Phyllis McCracken as Chairperson, John (Jack) Kramer Jr., Betty Watkins as Secretary, Paula Gibson

Ex-Officio: Administrator Charles Gibson

EMS Board

County Mayor Mark Potts, Commissioner Ronnie Coleman, Commissioner Paul Lowe, Dee Dee Whitaker, Vacant (Colin McRae), John Johnson as Chairman, Eddie Woods

Ex Officio: Hospital Medical Staff Rep

Ethics Committee

Receives and investigates complaints of violations of the ethics policy and refers matters to the appropriate person or agency for further action under existing laws, if appropriate.

Commissioners Heidi Thomas, Todd Kesterson, Jimmy Dale Patterson, Sammy Solomon, Hwy Superintendent Charles Tipton

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Facilities Committee

Considers and proposes policies/procedures relating to county properties and facilities; reviews proposed leases and contracts; analyzes requests for office space and makes recommendations to the full CLB; reviews questions re: regulatory issues and certification of skilled labor; refers issues to Personnel Committee.

Commissioners: Michael Phagan, Katy Huffaker, Jim Snodgrass, Greg Byrd, Terry Dockery

Ex-Officio Members: County Mayor Mark Potts, County Director of Facilities David Longmire, Finance Director Jessica Elder, Director of Schools Dr. Tommy Arnold, Jefferson County Schools Maintenance Supervisor Austin Bridgewater

Finance Committee

Establishes and approves policies, procedures, and regulations for implementing a sound and efficient financial system for administering the funds of the county.  Oversees the Finance Department.  The Finance Committee appoints the Finance Director and may dismiss the Finance Director, subject to approval of the CLB.

County Mayor Mark Potts, Hwy. Superintendent Charles Tipton, Director of Schools Dr. Tommy Arnold, Commissioners: Greg Byrd, Randy Bales, Katy Huffaker, Jim Snodgrass

Ex-Officio: Finance Director Jessica Elder as Secretary

Highway Commission

Has general control over the location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, repair, and maintenance of roads designated as county roads.

Jimmy Woods, Brenda Morgan, George “Aaron” Loy, A. Wayne Elmore, Joe Simpson as Chairman, Joel Smith, John Turner   

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Industrial Development Board

Works with the Chamber of Commerce, local government, and regional/state economic development agencies to bring new industry to the county.

Melissa Peagler, Charles Crosby, Jeff Depew as Treasurer, Steve Hammer as Chairman, Leann Sutton (CT Danny Shelton), Chris Myers, Mike Norton, Eddie Woods (CT Curt Evans), Hubert Davis (CT of Scott Faulkenberry)

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Jefferson Memorial Hospital Oversight Board

J County: David Hensley, Laura Purdom (CT Sue HOke), Bill Newman,

J City: Donnie Miller, Bobby Carroll

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain

Jefferson Health Care Foundation Board of Directors

John Ballinger, Jay Moser – County, Roger Mynatt as Chairman – County, Don Miller – Jefferson City, Tony Pettit- Jefferson City, Michelle Templin as Treasurer- Jefferson City

Ex-Officio: County Finance Director Jessica Elder, Monica Myers – Jefferson City

Joint Economic & Community Development Board

Fosters communication relative to economic and community development between and among governmental entities, industry, and private citizens.

County Mayor Mark Potts, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain, Jefferson City Manager John Johnson, Dandridge Mayor George Gantte, Dandridge Town Administrator Matt Rudder, New Market Mayor Danny Whillock, White Pine Mayor Fred Taylor as Chairman, White Pine City Recorder Alyson Susong, Baneberry Mayor Donna Hernandez, Chamber President, Jay Moser – Land Owner

Long Range Planning Committee

Special Motion 4 19 2021 to re-establish the committee as a standing committee. An advisory committee that shall meet on an “as needed” basis Reference Resolution 2007-46. Serve 2 Year Terms

Jim Snodgrass, Michael Phagan, Terry Dockery, Randy Bales, Katy Huffaker

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Nominating Committee

Makes recommendations for identified vacancies or rotations as needed for any statutory, standing, and special committee memberships unless the appointment or nomination is within the domain of the county mayor or stipulated by statutory law.

Sammy Solomon, Anthony “A.J.” Walker, Todd Kesterson as Chairman, Jimmy Dale Patterson, Michael Phagan as Secretary, Edna Langley, Rob Blevins, Randy Bales as Vice Chairman, Ronny Coleman, Marcus Reed

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Nursing Home Board

Governs, operates and controls Nursing Home.

County Mayor Mark Potts as Chairman, Commissioner Tim Seals, Murrell Jarnigan, Linda Franklin, Carolyn Voiles

Ex-Officio: Hospital Chief of Staff

Personnel Committee

Approves/disapproves requests for new personnel with the exception of DOE.  Submits recommendations to the Budget Committee for approval of funding.

Commissioners:  Ronny Coleman, Paul Lowe, Marcus Reed as Chair, Terry Dockery, Randy Bales

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Public Records Commission

Provides for the orderly disposition of public records.

Commissioner Katy Huffaker, Judge Keith Repass, Genealogist Wayne Roberts

Ex-Officio Voting Members: Archivist Lura Hinchey as Secretary, County Clerk Frank Herndon, Register of Deeds Ed Stiner, Historian Bob Jarnigan as Chairman

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member: County Mayor Mark Potts

Public Service Committee

An oversight committee that develops policies and procedures related to various public services provided by or funded by the County Commission.

Commissioners: Paul Lowe, Ronny Coleman, Marcus Reed, Greg Byrd, Sammy Solomon

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Regional Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals

Meetings take place each month on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the Courtroom.

Commissioner Paul Lowe (PC) (CT Randy Baxley), Commissioner John Neal Scarlett (PC), Bobby Morgan (PC & BZA)(CT Bobby Collins), Sue Springfield (PC & BZA) as Secretary, Tommy Lakin (PC & BZA), Terry Reneau (PC & BZA) as Chairman, Mark Chambers (PC & BZA)

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

For a video of the most recent Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meeting please visit our YouTube Channel.

Sanitation Commission

Jonathan Mixon, Jimmy Henry as Chair, Arlie Ball

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

School Board

Anna Marie Potts as Chairman, Randall Bradley as Vice Chairman, Danny Martin, Maurice “Moose” Solomon, Robbie Pinkerton, Bill Jarnagin, Nancy A. Zander

Solid Waste Regional Planning Board

Jonathan Mixon, Arlie Ball, Jimmy Henry, Wayne Hinkle – New Market, Judy Keene – Baneberry, Donald Whaley – Dandridge, Bob Hardy – White Pine, John Johnson – Jefferson City

Ex-Officio: County Mayor Mark Potts

Urban Growth Committee

County Mayor Mark Potts as Chairman, Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain as Vice Chairman, Dandridge Mayor George Gantte as Secretary, White Pine Mayor Fred Taylor, Baneberry Mayor Donna Hernandez, New Market Mayor Danny Whillock, Greg Embrey, Mitch Cain, Deloris Jackson Shannon, Anne Marie Potts, David Rivers, Jay Moser, John Johnson, Matt Rudder

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