The county mayor is the Chief Executive Officer who performs many duties for our citizens. The county mayor serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of each committee of the county legislative body and of each board, commission, or authority of the county government. The county mayor appoints members of county boards, commissions, and department heads subject to confirmation by the legislative body. The county mayor has the care and custody of all county property and may enter into letters of agreement with the county fee officials regarding the number of deputies and assistants and their salaries. The mayor may also examine the accounts of the county officers to verify each item of expenditure or revenue.

Mark Potts

Mark Potts

Mayor

Mark Potts is serving his first term as Mayor of Jefferson County which began on September 1, 2018. Mayor Potts was born and raised in Jefferson County, to Glenn and Betty Potts. He grew up in the Swannsylvania community, where his family has lived for almost 200 years.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Mark served Jefferson City as Mayor for 8 years and Vice-Mayor for 4 years. Mayor Potts brings experience, integrity, and dedication to the office while honoring our small-town values. The Mayor is working diligently to bring job growth, quality education, enhanced quality of life, and a unified Jefferson County. Mark has been instrumental in the recent growth in the county and works cooperatively with the municipalities creating economic development.

EDUCATION

  • Jefferson County High School graduate
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Marketing
  • Carson Newman University; Jefferson City, TN: Bachelor of Arts
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Louisville, KY: Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry
  • Walters State Community College; Morristown, TN: Paramedic

WORK

  • Paramedic/Supervisor: 1997-2018
  • Lakeway Area Metropolitan Planning Transportation Organization (LAMPTO) Chair: 2011-Present
  • East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) Treasurer: 2018–Present
  • East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) Treasurer: 2018–2019 
  • East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) Secretary: 2019–present
  • East Tennessee Regional Agribusiness Marketing Authority Vice-Chairman: 2018-Present
  • Graduate of Leadership Jefferson County and East Tennessee Regional Leadership

Carolyn Voiles

Office Manager/Chief of Staff

In addition to aiding the Mayor, Mrs. Voiles functions as a liaison between various departments and agencies. Mrs. Voiles provides oversight in the daily operations of the Mayor’s Office as well as assisting with operational functions concerning other officials. Mrs. Voiles provides support and scheduling for the Mayor and other officers responsible to the Mayor’s Office. Mrs. Voiles has served in this capacity for 12 years.
Email | Phone: 865-397-3800

Allie Fletcher

Administrative Assistant/Public Relations

Ms. Fletcher is a full-time employee with the Office of the Mayor. She performs administrative duties such as assisting with scheduling, administrative duties, meetings, and other special projects. Ms. Fletcher began working with the Mayor’s Office in March of 2019.
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Gavin Wright Service Learning Student for the Jefferson County Government

Reagan Cotter

Jefferson County High School Service Learning Student

Reagan is a senior at Jefferson County High School. After high school, she plans to attend East Tennessee State University in the fall of 2023, then after graduating continuing on get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Jefferson County High School Intern for Jefferson County Mayor Natalie Moore

Jayden Townsend

Jefferson County High School Service Learning Student

Jayden is a senior at Jefferson County High School where she is a member of the volleyball team, Beta Club, and Leo Club. After high school, she plans to go to college with the long term goal of pursuing a Doctorate in Occupation Therapy with a specialty in pediatrics.

David Longmire

Director of Facilities and Safety

Mr. Longmire has served the office of the Mayor daily for 12 years. He and his staff are responsible for:

  • Maintenance, upkeep, and janitorial duties of all county property
  • Reserving rooms for meetings and functions within county buildings
  • All TOSHA, OSHA, ADA, and Title VI logs, records, and requirements
  • Capital improvements to county properties
  • Communicating and partnership with the Facilities Committee

Phone: 865-471-1884
Fax: 865-397-3839
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