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

Tommy Smith was selected by City Council to serve the remainder of former Councilwoman Stephanie Welch's term, and he was sworn in as the 1st District City Councilman on February 20, 2020, and he was elected City Councilman for the 1st District on November 2, 2021 and sworn in on December 18, 2021.

At Council's December 2023 Special Meeting, the members of City Council elected Tommy to serve as Vice-Mayor. 

Tommy serves on the following committees: the City of Knoxville Public Property Naming Committee as its chair, the Knoxville Transportation Authority Board as City Council’s representative, the City Council Audit Committee, the Knoxville Chamber Economic Development Committee, and the Knoxville Urban Forest Master Plan Steering Committee.

Tommy is Vice President of Marketing at Avertium, a cyber security technology company. Before that, he served as senior vice president at Ackermann Marketing & PR and chief marketing officer for ORNL Federal Credit Union. Tommy spent time in Dublin, Ireland, and Austin, Texas, working for Dell Inc. in marketing.

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, Care Cuts, 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 Advisory Council, Knoxville Mercury, tnAchieves, Interfaith Hospitality Network, 100Knoxville, Salvation Army, All Souls Church, and South Knox Elementary PTO.

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