Tommy Smith - 1st District

City Recorder

Will Johnson
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(865) 215-2075

400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Tommy SmithTommy Smith - 1st District
2240 Hillsboro Heights
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-567-6211
[email protected]
Term ends: December 2025

Tommy Smith was sworn in as the 1st District City Councilman on February 20, 2020. He was elected in 2021 to a four year term and sworn in on December 18, 2021.

Smith is the current City Council representative on the Knoxville Transportation Authority Board.

In 2020, City Council appointed Smith to serve the remainder of the term of former Councilwoman Stephanie Welch, who resigned from City Council on February 16, 2020 to serve as the City’s Chief Economic & Community Development Officer and Deputy to the Mayor.

Smith is Vice President of Marketing Strategy for Ackermann Marketing & PR. Before that he served as chief marketing officer for ORNL Federal Credit Union. Smith spent time in Dublin, Ireland, and Austin, Texas, working for Dell Inc. in consumer marketing, brand management and business development.

Smith earned an MBA in marketing from the University of Tennessee, and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. He has been a board member and volunteer for a number of community organizations, including Emerald Youth Foundation, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Dogwood Arts, Ijams Nature Center, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Girls Inc. Knoxville, Leadership Knoxville, South Knox Neighborhood and Business Coalition, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Knoxville Chamber, City of Knoxville Business Advisor Council, Knoxville Mercury, tnAchieves, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Salvation Army, All Souls Church, and South Knox Elementary PTO member.

He and wife Jamie have three children: Carter, Caroline and Avery.