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Cocke

111 Court Avenue
Newport, TN 37821
(423) 623-8791
http://cockecountytn.gov/

COUNTY DETAILS

Year Originated: 1797
County Road Miles: 702.56
Number of Parcels: 25,931
Incorporated Cities or Towns: Newport (6945), Parrottsville (263)

ECONOMY & POPULATION

2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $4.56 B
2020 Population: 35,999
2020 Population per Square Mile: 82.95
2020 Labor Force: 34,360
2020 Unemployment Rate: 6.70%

COUNTY STRUCTURE

County Structure: Traditional
Legislative Body: Board of Commissioners
# of Legislators: 16
Development District: East Tennessee Development District
Judicial District: 4

LEGAL AUTHORITY

Fiscal Procedures Law: Fiscal Control Acts of 1957
Budgeting Law: Fiscal Control Acts of 1957
Purchasing Law: Fiscal Control Acts of 1957
Private Acts: Cocke County Private Acts
County Mayor Rob Mathis (423) 623-8791
rob.mathis@cockecountytn.gov
Hwy Chief Admin Off Bullet McCallister (423) 623-5102
cockecountyhwy@gmail.com
Administrator of Elections Josh Blanchard (423) 623-2042
vote@cockecountytn.gov
Assessor of Property Macie Reed (423) 623-7024
macie.reed@cot.tn.gov
Circuit Court Clerk Kristy Nease (423) 623-6124
circuitcourt@cockecountytn.gov
Clerk & Master Craig Wild (423) 623-3321
craig.wild@tncourts.gov
County Attorney Melissa Gossman (614) 949-0180
mjgossman90@gmail.com
County Clerk Shalee McClure (423) 623-6176
Director of Schools Manney Moore (423) 623-7821
Finance/Budget Director Heather McGaha (423) 623-8791
hmcgaha@cockecountytn.gov
General Sessions Court Clerk Brenda Ramsey (423) 623-8619
Purchasing Agent Lorene Buckner (423) 623-1322
Register of Deeds Mark McGaha
Sheriff C.J. Ball (423) 623-6004
Cj.ball@cockecountytn.gov
Trustee Mitch Fine (423) 623-3037
mitch.fine@cockecountytn.gov
Number of Commissioners: 14
Number of Commission Districts: 7
County Legislative Meeting Information: 6:00 p.m. - 3rd Monday each month

County Commissioner Dinah Blazer (423) 237-2119
blazergaylaccclb@gmail.com
County Commissioner Danny Bright (423) 487-2616
southernbull4@gmail.com
County Commissioner Jeff Eslinger (423) 608-3516
Jweslinger@yahoo.com
County Commissioner Andy Ford
County Commissioner Billy Hudson Caterpillar325@gmail.com
County Commissioner Tim Layman Timlayman4@gmail.com
County Commissioner Jason McMahan (423) 608-3050
mcmahanne88@live.com
County Commissioner Bill Miller Bill712@gmail.com
County Commissioner Norman Smith
County Commissioner Jonanthon Templin
County Commissioner Rick Vassar
County Commissioner Charles Veridal IV (423) 721-1413
davidveridal@gmail.com
Highway Commissioner Ronald Blazer
Highway Commissioner Burnett Duncan
Highway Commissioner Randy Dyke
Highway Commissioner Mike Ellison
Highway Commissioner Robert Grooms Jr.
Highway Commissioner Josh Hall
Highway Commissioner Kenneth Hall
Highway Commissioner Jerry Holt Jr.
Highway Commissioner Clayton Presnell
Highway Commissioner Jackie Smith
Highway Commissioner Chuck Smithpeters
Highway Commissioner Eugene Teague

CTAS Consultants

County Government Consultant: Kaley Walker
Environmental Consultant: Kim Raia
Assessor Consultant: Gabe Looney
Criminal Justice Consultant:
Jail Administration Consultant: Jim Hart