The City of Kingsport’s government is based upon the Council-Manager form of government. This form of government was established in 1917 when the City was re-incorporated into what is now known as the modern city of Kingsport.

The City is governed by a seven member Board of Mayor and Aldermen, elected at-large and on a non-partisan basis for four-year staggered terms. The exception to this rule is that the Mayor is elected at-large for a two year term. Elections are held in May during odd numbered years. The new Board of Mayor and Alderman is seated on July 1 of each election year.

The current Board of Mayor and Aldermen is comprised of the following individuals: Mayor Patrick Shull, Vice Mayor Colette George, Alderman Tommy Olterman, Alderman Jennifer Axsom Adler, Alderman Betsy Cooper, Alderman Darrell Duncan and Alderman James Phillips.

To contact the Board of Mayor & Aldermen please call 423-229-9412.
Pat Shull

Patrick W. Shull, Mayor

Term Expires June 30, 2021
PatShull@kingsporttn.gov

Alderman Jennifer Adler

Jennifer Axsom Adler, Alderman

Term expires June 30, 2021
JenniferAdler@kingsporttn.gov

Alderman_Betsy Cooper

Betsy Cooper, Alderman

Term expires June 30, 2021
BetsyCooper@kingsporttn.gov

Darrell Duncan

Darrell Duncan, Alderman

Term expires June 30, 2023
DarrellDuncan@kingsporttn.gov

Colette George, Vice Mayor

Term expires June 30, 2021
ColetteGeorge@kingsporttn.gov

Tommy Olterman, City of Kingsport Alderman

Tommy Olterman, Alderman

Term expires June 30, 2023
TommyOlterman@kingsporttn.gov

James Phillips

James Phillips, Alderman

Term expires June 30, 2023
JamesPhillips@kingsporttn.gov