Seema Singh - 3rd District

City Recorder

Will Johnson
[email protected]
(865) 215-2075

400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Seema SinghSeema Singh - 3rd District
1012 West Park Drive
Knoxville, TN  37909 
Phone: 865-368-8391
[email protected]
Term ends: December 2025

Seema Singh was elected and sworn in as City Councilwoman for the 3rd District in 2017. She was reelected in 2021 for another four-year term. She is the first South Asian-American to be elected to any public office in East Tennessee.

Seema is the Executive Director of the Healing the Home, a nonprofit agency serving families to address the abuse and trauma that are the result of generational domestic and intimate partner violence.

Seema was born in Varanasi, India. Her family moved to Knoxville in the mid ’70s when her father was hired as a professor at the University of Tennessee. She became a naturalized American citizen at age 13 and attended West Hills Elementary, Bearden Middle School and Bearden High School. She graduated from University of Tennessee in 1996 with a major in Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology.

Seema has volunteered with various community organizations including Tennessee Healthcare Campaign, Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Community Television of Knoxville, Community Voices,  TN State Corrections Day Reporting Center, and Casa of East TN.

Councilwoman Singh is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville 2019, District Attorney's Citizen Academy 2021, and KPD Citizens Police Academy 2022.

Councilwoman Singh is currently serving on the Knoxville Family Justice Center's Coordinated Community Response team, Knox County Domestic Assault Death Review Team, The Metropolitan Drug Center Gateway Advisory Board, and The YMCA of East Tennessee Board. She is also City Council Representative and Chair of the Municipal Golf Committee.

Councilwoman Singh attends the Hindu Community Center and the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Swearing in ceremony