Mayor's Department Heads
- Animal Center
- Accounting & Budgeting
- Community Justice Initiative
- Development & Planning
- Emergency Management
- General Services
- Human Resources
- Information Technology (IT)
- Recovery Court
The mission of the Blount County Animal Center is to serve the community through innovative approaches to sheltering, adopting and spaying and neutering of animals, and to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
Director: Charlie Rafford
The Blount County Accounting & Budgeting Department is responsible for maintaining the system of fiscal procedure, control and centralized accounting for all County Departments, including Blount County Schools and Highway Department.
Director: Brian Baldwin
The Community Justice Initiative seeks to align with individuals and entities who will join us in owning our community’s issues and informing ourselves and everyone who wants to be informed about substance misuse and mental illness and how they impact jail overcrowding and the community as a whole.
Director: Charles Sterling
It is the mission of Development Services to protect and serve the citizens of Blount County through the fair and ethical enforcement of adopted construction codes, zoning regulations, and construction safety standards.
This is accomplished by an efficient administration, qualified professional staff, ongoing citizen and customer education efforts, and active enforcement on new and existing construction to include housing and property maintenance standards.
A Joint Cooperation Agreement was entered into between the Mayor and the Highway Superintendent which allows the Department of Development Services to work under the day-to-day supervision of the Highway Superintendent to provide more streamline and efficient services to Blount County and its citizens.
Director: Thomas Lloyd
Blount County Emergency Management works with law enforcement, fire, and rescue agencies for planning. They also assist different departments in writing, requesting and managing grants and they assist first responders in obtaining necessary training. They also work with administrators at Blount County, Maryville and Alcoa school systems as well as Blount Memorial Hospital in implementing their different safety initiatives.
Director: Lance Coleman
General Services is a support department for other offices and departments in County Government. The four divisions working under this department are Custodial, Maintenance, Records, and Risk. General Services provides the infrastructure to enable other departments to provide services to the citizens of our County, manages the County’s ambulance service contract, and manages the electronic security systems installed in County buildings.
Director: Don Stallions
The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering a variety of programs and services for the County including but not limited to employee and retiree benefits, classification and compensation, and policy administration.
Director: Jaclyn Johnson
Blount County Information Technology (IT) provides service for the offices that comprise Blount County Government. The department administers the infrastructure and network across multiple physical locations.
Director: Justin McClure
The Probation Department works to enhance community safety by providing effective supervision to Misdemeanor probationers ordered to supervised probation by the General Sessions Courts and to work with those individuals using a firm and fair approach to reduce recidivism.
Director: Joni Seratt
The Purchasing Department is the central purchasing agency for all departments within the Blount County, TN Government and the Blount County Board of Education. The purchasing department is responsible for purchasing and contracts for all supplies, materials, equipment and contracted services required by County. These purchases are made in compliance with the Purchasing Law and the County’s Bid Thresholds.
Director: Katie Branham Kerr
The Mission of the Blount County Recovery Court Program is to provide intensive substance abuse treatment with frequent supervisory contact from the court, treatment, case management, and supervision officers for adult non-violent offenders as an alternative to extended incarceration in the local jail, to break the cycle of recidivism and enhance public safety.
Director: Amy Galyon