County Commission

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The Hamblen County Commission is comprised of fourteen positions, which are elected by the citizens of Hamblen County to represent each of the fourteen County Commission Districts. In September of each year, the fourteen commissioners elect one of their own as Chairman of the Commission.

The Commission adopts the overall budget, appropriates funds for the county, sets a tax rate, apportions the county into districts and adopts laws authorized by the State of Tennessee. In addition to service as the Beer Board, it appoints a County Attorney and a Veteran’s Service Officer. In addition it provides some funds or space to assist the operations of several agencies, which it does not appoint, such as the Election Commission, and the Agricultural Extension Service.

The County Commission meets monthly on the Thursday following the third Monday at 5 p.m. in the Large Courtroom on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse. The Commission uses committees to research and discuss county issues before public action is taken in the monthly meeting. Committees are assigned by the Chairman on a yearly basis, and meet ten days prior to the Commission meeting.

Point of Contact:

County Mayor’s Office:
Hamblen County Courthouse
511 West Second North Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Phone: (423) 586-1931
Fax: (423) 585-4699

Important Information

Upcoming Meetings

Committee Meetings:
Monday, July 9, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Health Dept. Conf. Room
Meeting Packets

Commission Meeting:
Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse
Large Courtroom
Meeting Packets

Veterans Service Officer Selection Committee Interviews:
July 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Hamblen County Courthouse
West Wing Conference Room


Meeting Packets
2018 HCLB Meeting Schedule
2017/18 Committee Members
Public Comment Guidelines
Request to Appear Before Commission

County Commissioners

Joe Huntsman, Sr.
Joe Huntsman, Sr.District 1 Commissioner
1477 Darbee Drive
Morristown, TN 37814
Home: (423) 581-9153
Taylor Ward
Taylor WardDistrict 2 Commissioner
713 East 2nd North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Home: (423) 231-1095
Thomas DotyDistrict 3 Commissioner
1839 Magnolia Ave.
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 748-3252
John Smyth
John SmythDistrict 4 Commissioner
344 Hayter Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (865) 805-8743
Louis ''Doe'' Jarvis
Louis ''Doe'' JarvisDistrict 5 Commissioner - Chairman
2215 N. Economy Road
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 312-6773
Tim Goins
Tim GoinsDistrict 6 Commissioner
545 Tom Treece Rd
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 231-6866
Howard Shipley
Howard ShipleyDistrict 7 Commissioner, Commission Vice-Chair
3800 Dan Drive
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 581-1092
Randy DeBord
Randy DeBordDistrict 8 Commissioner
5002 Woodbury Court
Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (423) 317-9317
Johnny Walker
Johnny WalkerDistrict 9 Commissioner
3265 Three Springs Road
Whitesburg, TN 37891
Phone: (423) 736-0089
Herbert Harville
Herbert HarvilleDistrict 10 Commissioner
845 Spencer Hale Road
Morristown, TN 37813
Phone: (423) 581-8986
Rick Eldridge
Rick EldridgeDistrict 11 Commissioner
1303 Valley Home Road
Morristown, TN 37813
Home: 423-586-7938
Cell: 423-312-7447
Hubert Davis
Hubert DavisDistrict 12 Commissioner
1035 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 587-2319
Stancil Ford
Stancil FordDistrict 13 Commissioner
7192 Cedar Hill Road
Talbott, TN 37877
Phone: (423) 581-9005
Larry Carter
Larry CarterDistrict 14 Commissioner
5545 Raun Road
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 586-5316