Mike Hammond has been selected as Chairman of the Knox County Commission for the coming year. He was elected as Commissioner at Large Seat 10 with 86 percent of the vote. Hammond was first elected to the Knox County Commission for a partial term in 2004 and elected to a full term in 2006.
A native of Hawkins County, Hammond graduated from the University of Tennessee and is director of Operations for Citadel Broadcasting of Knoxville. He and his wife, Vivica, have four children, all of whom are married and three grandchildren.
Mike is the newest member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame having been inducted in February of 2010 by Taylor Swift. He has been named Broadcaster of the Year by the Associated Press, Program Director of the Year by the Country Music Association, and received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for this coverage of Tornadoes striking East Tennessee in 1996.
He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Knox County Council of PTA and was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the PTA and Farragut Primary School. Active in the community, Mike has been Co-Chair of the Dogwood Arts Festival, and Chairman of the Red Cross as well as serving on the Boards of United Way, Tennessee Theater, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Knox County Drug Court and has consulted numerous charities regarding fund raising. He was a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 1998 and serves as Co-Chair of the Transportation Planning Organization.
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