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.



  1. CARES Committte - Special Called Town Hall Meeting

    CALL FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE C.A.R.E.S. (Correction & REcovery Saves) COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 804 MONTVALE STATION ROAD, MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE, ON MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019, AT 6:30 P.M. Read on...
  2. Mayor's Commission Summary - March 2019

    The Blount County Commission held their March meeting last night, March 21, 2019. There were 10 items of new business. I will summarize a few items: Read on...
  3. Mayor's Commission Summary - February 2019

    The February Commission Meeting was last night (February 21). There were 14 items of new business on the agenda passed by the Commission. I’ll touch base on a few: Read on...
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Message from Mayor Mitchell
Goal

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.

Transparency  
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.