Welcome to Anderson County! We have a proud past of trail-blazing in areas of both scientific and social advancement, from being the location of the first Hydroelectric Dam constructed by TVA, and bringing the world into the nuclear age with our participation in the Manhattan Project, to having the first integrated public school in the south.

We strive to continue that tradition with our excellent schools, our close partnerships with TVA and the Department of Energy, and our commitment to being a great place to live and work. We’re also a great place to just come for a visit with the stunning natural beauty surrounding Norris Lake and the Clinch River, to our several museums showcasing the county’s rich history.

Our nearly 80,000 residents are proudly represented by 16 commissioners, 2 from each of the 8 commission districts which comprise the county, who are elected every 4 years. We are all just a phone call or email away, and are eager to serve you.


H. Tyler Mayes, Chairman

County Commission

The County Commission is the county legislative body of Anderson County Government. It is composed of sixteen members chosen by partisan election, with two representing each of the county’s eight election districts. The constitution of Tennessee provides that counties are an extension of the state. A county’s authority is limited to those areas expressly granted to it by the constitution or the state legislature. The primary duties of the County Commission, as set forth in state law, include:

  • Setting county property tax rates,
  • Authorizing collection of miscellaneous taxes,
  • Authorizing capital projects and bond issues,
  • Adopting the county’s annual budget,
  • Appropriating all funds used in the operation of the county,
  • Approving zoning outside incorporated municipalities,
  • Adopting county building codes,
  • Contracting for annual audit of county records,
  • Recommending personnel policies for county offices,
  • Making appointments to most county committees, boards and commissions.

Below you will find the list of commissioners by district.  If you are unsure of which commissioner represents your district, click on the district number for a map. Click here for a PDF of the Commissioners contact list.

The Anderson County Commission meets at 6:30 p.m on the third Monday of each month except in January and February when they meet on the third Tuesday due to the county’s holiday schedule. 

At the Regular Session on July 17, 2023 Anderson County Commission voted to have semi-annual day meetings on the third Monday in October and April convening at 9:30 a.m. for the regular session and at 9:00 a.m for presentations.  Commission meets in room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse.

All meetings are open to the public, in accordance with Tennessee’s Sunshine Laws. Public Hearings, Special Presentations, Proclamations and Courtesy Resolutions are presented 30 minutes prior to the regular meeting.

1st District Commissioners Serving Claxton & Bull Run
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Tyler MayesCounty Commissioner, 1st District
Address: 135 Edgewood Heights Lane
Powell, TN 37849
Phone: (865) 809-5676
Email: tmayes@andersoncountytn.gov
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Tracy WandellCounty Commissioner, 1st District
Address: 117 Hilltop Lane
Powell, TN 37849
Phone: (865) 945-1735
Email: twandell@andersoncountytn.gov

2nd District Commissioners Serving Clinton, South Clinton, & North Clinton
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Michael Foster County Commissioner, 2nd District
Address: 606 Riverbend Road
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 803-4813
Email: mfoster@andersoncountytn.gov
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Denise PalmerCounty Commissioner, 2nd District
Address: 322 Maple Street
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 805-3357
Email: dpalmer@andersoncountytn.gov

3rd District Commissioners Serving Andersonville, Fairview, Norris, & Glen Alpine
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Joshua AndersonCounty Commissioner, 3rd District
Address: 549 Brooks Gap Rd
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 771-4495
Email: joshanderson1984@gmail.com
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Shelly VandagriffCounty Commissioner, 3rd District
Address: 130 Mike Miller Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 680-8369
Email: svandagriff@andersoncountytn.gov

4th District Commissioners Serving Lake City Middle, Rocky Top, Briceville, Clinton Middle, & Rosedale
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Shain VowellCounty Commissioner, 4th District
Address: 3845 Dutch Valley Road
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 806-8608
Email: jsvowell1@gmail.com
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Tim IsbelCounty Commissioner, 4th District
Address: 150 Luke Leinart Lane
Rocky Top, TN 37769
Phone: (865) 406-2455
Email: isbelt@ymail.com

5th District Commissioners Serving Clinton High, Marlow, Norwood, & Dutch Valley
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Robert McKameyCounty Commissioner, 5th District
Address: 1644 Sulphur Springs Rd
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 269-4846
Email: robertmckamey@comcast.net
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Jerry WhiteCounty Commissioner, 5th District
Address: 2357 Dutch Valley Rd
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 207-1635
Email: jwhite@andersoncountytn.gov

6th District Commissioners Serving Oak Ridge City Hall, Robertsville, & West Hills
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Anthony AllenCounty Commissioner, 6th District
Address: 109 New Bedford Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 210-4624
Email: aallen@andersoncountytn.gov
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Aaron WellsCounty Commissioner, 6th District
Address: 113 East Melborne Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 898-7471
Email: awells@andersoncountytn.gov

7th District Commissioners Serving Highland View, Pine Valley, & Glenwood
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Sabra BeauchampCounty Commissioner, 7th District
Address: 116 Orchard Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 773-4177
Email: sbeauchamp@andersoncountytn.gov
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Stephen VerranCounty Commissioner, 7th District
Address: 179 Outer Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 414-4083
Email: sverran@andersoncountytn.gov

8th District Commissioners Serving Emory Valley, Woodland, & Hendix Creek
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Phil YagerCounty Commissioner, 8th District
Address: 66 Riverview Dr
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 296-1552
Email: pyager@andersoncountytn.gov
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Bob SmallridgeCounty Commissioner, 8th District
Address: 108 Carnegie Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 483-0797
Email: rjsmal@yahoo.com