Mike Hammond was elected Commissioner at large for seat 10 with 86 per cent of the vote. He has served on commission since 2004. A native of Hawkins County, Hammond graduated from the University of Tennessee and is currently employed by Journal Broadcasting. He and his wife Vivica have four children, all of whom are married and have five grandchildren.
Hammond was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2010 by Taylor Swift. During his broadcasting career, Mike has been named Broadcaster of the year by the associated press, program director of the year by the country music association, radio and records and country aircheck trade magazines. In 1996, he received the prestigous national Edward R. Murrow award for his on air reporting of tornadoes striking east tennessee. He has been named elected official of the year by the knox county council of the pta and recipient of the lifetime achievement award by the PTA council and Farragut Primary School. In 2011, he visited American troops in Kuwait and Iraq with country star Craig Morgan and toured parts of Ethiopia with representatives of Bethany Christian Services. He has served on numerous boards for local charities and is a alumni of Leadership Knoxville class of 1998. Mike has been the public address announcer for the Tennessee Lady Vol basketball team for 20 years.