Aldermen & Mayor
Aldermen are elected to four-year terms that are staggered so that two Aldermen run every two years. The Mayor is elected separately by popular vote (not elected by the Board or the Commission) and is elected to a two-year term. Town Board members must be citizens of the State of Tennessee, qualified voters, and residents of the town for at least one year. The duties and qualifications of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are outlined in the Town Charter.
Jonesborough was created by a private act by the State Legislature, and changes in the Town Charter must be approved by amendments through the State Legislature. Elections are held on the November General Election date. Board members do not have regular office hours at Town Hall, so the Executive Assistant schedules appointments at Town Hall. The Executive Assistant may be reached at 423.753.1031.
Term ends 11/2026
We have a diverse group of professionals serving the Town of Jonesborough on our leadership team. Take time to learn more about them and contact them with questions or service requests.
The Town Administrator is a full-time employee directly hired by and responsible to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The position has a two-year contract. The Administrator is responsible for directing the entire town staff of 125 employees and carrying out policies adopted by the Town Board. The Administrator prepares and submits annual budgets and works with the Town Recorder to keep the Town Board fully advised as to the financial condition of the town. He makes recommendations to the BMA on the hiring of employees and is ultimately responsible for all disciplinary actions including termination. The Administrator serves as purchasing agent, makes recommendations for improving the quality and quantity of public services, and gives his full time to administering the business of the town and the activities of each town department.
The Operations Manager is directly accountable to the Town Administrator, and manages the Town staff on a daily basis. The Operations Manager is highly involved in projects carried out by Town staff, and is responsible for ensuring that the manpower, equipment and material resources needed for projects are available. The OM also establishes a high standard of quality for work performed by the Town. Currently the Operations Manager also serves as Public Safety Director, and is instrumental in establishing high expectations for the performance of the Police and Fire Departments. The Operations Manager recommends policy changes to the Town Administrator as well as adjustments in departmental personnel and budgets.