Government

Unicoi County’s county-executive form of government, consisting of a county mayor and nine county commissioners, serves a population of 18,313. The towns of Erwin, with a population of more than 6,100, and Unicoi, with a population of just under 3,700, each employ a mayor-and-alderman form of government, with the Town of Erwin consisting of a mayor, vice-mayor, and four aldermen, while the Town of Unicoi consists of a mayor, vice-mayor, and three aldermen. Erwin serves as the county seat for Unicoi County.

As follows is a listing of Government Officials:

Town of Erwin Officials

  • Mayor
    Doris Hensley
    (423) 743-6231
  • Vice-Mayor
  • Aldermen:
    • Gary Chandler
    • Gary Edwards
    • Virgil Moore
    • Carolyn Tipton
    • Sue Jean Wilson
      (423) 743-6231
  • City Recorder
    Glenn Rosenoff
    (423) 743-6231
  • Chief of Police
    Regan Tilson
    (423)743-1870
  • Fire Department Chief
    James Darren Bailey
    (423) 743-6231
  • Public Works Director
    Mark Lafever
    (423) 743-6231

Correspondence to any Town of Erwin Official can be mailed to the following address:
P.O. Box 59, Erwin, TN 37650


Town of Unicoi Officials

  • Mayor
    Johnny Lynch
    (423) 743-5963
  • Vice-Mayor
    Doug Hopson
    (423) 743-3325
  • Aldermen:
    • Dwight Bennett
      (423) 743-7403
    • Michael (Bobby) Phillips
      (423) 743-7162
    • Mark Ramsey
      (423) 743-7162
  • City Recorder
    Larry Rea
    (423) 743-7162

Correspondence to any Town of Unicoi Official can be mailed to the following address:
P.O. Box 39, Unicoi, TN 37692


Unicoi County Officials

  • County Mayor
    Greg Lynch
    (423) 743-9391
  • County Commissioners:
    • Dwight Bennett
    • Marie Rice
    • Kenneth Garland
    • James “Mickey” Hatcher
    • Bill Hensley
    • James R. Howell
    • Loren Thomas
    • Gene Wilson
    • Sue Jean Wilson
  • Assessor Property
    Patsy Bennett
    (423) 743-9391
  • Circuit Court Clerk
    Darren Shelton
    (423) 743-3541
  • County Court Clerk
    Mitzi Bowen
    (423) 743-3381
  • Register of Deeds
    Debbie Tittle
    (423) 743-6104
  • Road Superintendent
    Terry Haynes
    (423) 743-6171
  • Sheriff
    Mike Hensley
    (423) 743-1850
  • Trustee
    Paul Berry
    (423) 743-3011

Correspondence to any Unicoi County Official can be sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 169, Erwin, TN 37650