Mayor's Office

The Blount County Mayor's Office is located on the third floor on the breezeway of the Blount County Courthouse. Ed Mitchell serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer for the County, in addition to representing the County at many functions and presentations. Other duties include Budget Committee Chairman, making nominations and appointments of persons to certain committees, and making recommendations to the Blount County Commission.

The County Mayor's Office is in place to serve the citizens of Blount County. If you are in need of assistance, this office can put you in touch with the right people.  It is the duty of this office to provide leadership to you in all issues regarding our County.

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State of the County Updates

Message from Mayor Mitchell

I want to personally welcome you to Blount County.  Whether you live here, work here or have just come by for a visit, I think you'll agree that Blount County is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world. We are truly the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in America. It is an honor and a blessing to serve this County as Mayor.

Prior to being elected Mayor, I began my career in public service at the Blount County Sheriff's Office for four years, then moved to the City of Maryville and became a firefighter. I served as Fire Chief for the last 15 years of my career before retiring. I loved farming on our 6th generation farm, but put that hobby on hold to run for Mayor in 2010. I love this County and want to preserve all that is good for my children, grandchildren and for yours.

My goal is to work every day to maintain Blount County's beauty and integrity, keeping our County a place where our citizens receive an excellent education, obtain reliable employment, and have all the means they need to raise their families. Working closely with the leadership across the County and the State, we've been able to attract and recruit businesses and industries, bringing quality and dependable jobs for our citizens. We are a community that cares about each other and it shows in how we live our lives every day.

We are committed to transparency in how we do business as a government for our citizens.

I hope you are able to find what you're looking for at our website because there is so much that Blount County has to offer. Blount County is a place where great memories are made that will last a lifetime.

If there is additional assistance we can provide, please feel free to give our office a call - (865) 273-5700.

  1. Press Release - Blount Memorial Hospital

    PRESS RELEASE-Mayor Ed Mitchell will be seeking authorization of the Blount County Board of Commissioners to negotiate a management agreement with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to manage and operate the functions of Blount Memorial Hospital. Read on...
  2. Blount County Government Annual Financial Report

    **PRESS RELEASE** Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell announces the release of Blount County’s Annual Financial Report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office for the year ending June 30, 2022. Read on...
  3. Mayor's Letter to Blount County Citizens

    I am writing this letter to share with you my thoughts regarding our Hospital and the current issues the County is dealing with relative to the Hospital. As Mayor, I have fiduciary responsibility for our citizens. Read on...
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