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Polk

P.O. Box 128
Benton, TN 37307
(423) 338-4527
http://polkgovernment.com

COUNTY DETAILS

Year Originated: 1839
County Road Miles: 419.54
Number of Parcels: 13,114
Incorporated Cities or Towns: Benton (1385), Copperhill (354), Ducktown (475)

ECONOMY & POPULATION

2019 Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $4.56 B
2020 Population: 17,544
2020 Population per Square Mile: 40.33
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: Southeast Tennessee Development District
Judicial District: 10

LEGAL AUTHORITY

Fiscal Procedures Law: General Law
Budgeting Law: General Law
Purchasing Law: County Purchasing Law of 1983
Private Acts: Polk County Private Acts
County Executive Robby Hatcher (423) 338-4527
hatcherfrompolkforpolk@gmail.com
Hwy Chief Admin Off Roy Thomason Jr. (423) 338-4177
roy.polkcord@gmail.com
Administrator of Elections Nathan Hitson (423) 338-4531
polk.commission@tn.gov
Assessor of Property Jason Pankey (423) 338-4505
jason.pankey@cot.tn.gov
Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Jenkins (423) 338-4525
Clerk & Master Kimberly Ingram (423) 338-4522
TN70CH001@tscmail.state.tn.us
County Attorney Eric Brooks (423) -618-5078
County Clerk Jackie Rogers (423) 715-5310
jackiekeithrogers@gmail.com
Director of Schools James Jones (423) 299-0471
Finance/Budget Director Catrice Lowe (423) 338-4529
catricelowe@yahoo.com
General Sessions Court Judge Billy Baliles (423) 338-4532
Register of Deeds Kile Swafford (423) 338-4537
kbsregister@yahoo.com
Sheriff Steve Ross sross3236@gmail.com
Trustee Gina Hicks-Burchfiel (423) 338-4545
ghburchfieltrustee@comcast.net
Number of Commissioners: 10
Number of Commission Districts: 4
County Legislative Meeting Information: 7:00 p.m. - 3rd Thursday of each month

County Commissioner Joe Akins
County Commissioner Keith Barker District3Polk@outlook.com
County Commissioner Shane Bowman
County Commissioner Greg Brooks
County Commissioner Deborah Davis (423) 715-3698
mickeymutt55@gmail.com
County Commissioner James Davis
County Commissioner Christy Hardin paramom547bc@bellsouth.net
County Commissioner Kelley Morgan
County Commissioner John Pippenger (423) 338-0187
jpippenger@comcast.net
County Commissioner Samantha Trantham (706) 851-6623
samanthatrantham29@gmail.com

CTAS Consultants

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