The Knox County Ethics Committee was created by the Knox County Commission on January 22, 2007, to receive and investigate complaints of violations of the policy and to refer matters to the appropriate person or agency for further action under existing laws, if appropriate.
The Knox County Ethics Committee meets monthly, the Second Wednesday of each month, in the City-County Building, and the meetings are open to the public.
The Knox County Ethics Committee consists of nine (9) members, as follows:
The current committee members are:
Mrs. Elaine Davis, Chair
Mr. Richard Bell
Knox County Commissioner Dr. Richard Briggs
Lieutenant Tom Cox
Mr. Ken Gross
Mrs. Mae Killebrew-Mosley
Mr. Raj Patel
Ms. Karen Smith
Mr. Robert Thompson
The Sworn Complaint form, with instructions, is available on this website for downloading. The Sworn Complaint form MUST be used in order to file a complaint with the Knox County Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee Chairman will return to the complainant, without further action by the Chairman or committee, any complaint received that is not on the Sworn Complaint form. If anyone needs assistance with completing the form, they should contact the Knox County Law Director’s Office at 865-215-2327.The Knox County Law Director’s Office provides legal services and support for the Knox County Ethics Committee.