Mike Brown was elected to a partial term on the Knox Count Commission in August 2008. Commissioner Brown won the 2010 Commission race for the 9th District and will serve the citizens of his community for a 6 year term.
He was born and grew up in South Knox County, attending Bonny Kate Elementary (when it was four classrooms and two paths down the hill), Young High School, and University of Tennessee. He spent eleven years in the retail department store business as buyer, merchandise manager, and assistant store manager before going to work with the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society where he worked 36 years with clients all over the greater Knoxville area with their insurance and financial needs. He is now interested in furthering his community involvement as a member of the Knox County Commission.
He has served a term on the Metropolitan Planning Commission, worked on a previous Charter Commission, Served on the Knox County Citizens Personnel Board, the Knoxville Beautification Board and currently serves on the board of directors for the Seymour/ South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.
He was a founding member and president of the South/Doyle Homeowners Association in the 70’s and has remained active with this community group as a spokesperson and officer,
He and his wife, Jan, have three children and five grandchildren. They reside on the “Brown” farm that was deeded to the family by the governor of North Carolina before Tennessee became a state.
“My main focus over the years is that we maintain the character and integrity of our community and plan the best use of the land for the benefit of the most people. We have the responsibility to be good caretakers, not only for this generation, but for the generations to come.”
He is a member of the Stock Creek Baptist Church where he serves as chairman of the benevolence committee and an active member in four Woodmen of the World Lodges that carry our many civic and charitable projects throughout the year. He has helped build a Habitat House “blitz” build each year for the last 12 years and chaired the project the last three.
“I feel that my background in business, my past and current community involvement, my connections with the people in South Knoxville and awareness of their values my willingness to serve to the best of my ability, are assets that would help me be a better commissioner.”
Mike can be reached at 577-4715.