When Elected Officials do the Job With No Fanfare

I get frustrated sometimes when I see an elected official take treats to government employees for doing their jobs. Then that elected official, post a picture bragging on themselves for recognizing and then treating the employees.

Knox County Mayor Glen Jacobs does not operate like a politician, primarily because he is not a politician. I attend events that Mayor Jacobs is at and rarely write about it.

A few weeks ago, my friend Walt Wojnar invited me to attend a small business roundtable with Mayor Jacobs and I went.

Wojnar and the owners of his company LodgingSmith along with Gerald Allison of Rocky Top Air and Ben Franklin Plumbing along with Knoxville Attorney Glenn Rutherford attended and a great discussion was had about small business and educating the future employees of these businesses.

Jacobs came without any Mayoral staff person and was comfortable and at ease, I believe because he understands the issues because he is a small business owner.

Gerald Allison, owner of Rocky Top Air on the far right. Ben and Dale are right to left of the Mayor are members of Allison’s management team.

Gerald Allison, owner of Rocky Top Air on the far right. Ben and Dale are right to left of the Mayor are members of Allison’s management team.

Mrs. Smith, Mayor Jacobs, Mr. Ed Smith and Walt Wojnar of LodgingSmith

Mrs. Smith, Mayor Jacobs, Mr. Ed Smith and Walt Wojnar of LodgingSmith

Mr. Glenn Rutherford, his wife and Mayor Jacobs

Mr. Glenn Rutherford, his wife and Mayor Jacobs

Mayor Jacobs engaged in discussion with three area businesses without handlers

Mayor Jacobs engaged in discussion with three area businesses without handlers

The Roundtable in progress

The Roundtable in progress


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1 Response

  1. John says:

    We go from an arrogant small mayor to a humble large mayor.

    We win with this guy!!

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