First African-American Vice Mayor for the City of Knoxville

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Dan Brown and Mark BrownMark Brown was first elected to City Council in November, 2001, representing the 6th District.

In 2003, he became the City's first elected African-American Vice Mayor.

He was re-elected to City Council and the Vice Mayor position again in 2005.

Brown resigned in 2009 to accept the position of Knox County Judicial Commissioner.

In December of 2009, he swore in 6th District Councilman Daniel T. Brown who would eventually become the City's first African-American Mayor. See photo on this page.