Norris Has a New City Manager

Adam Ledford, New Norris City Manager (Photo courtesy of The Crittenden Press)

By Susan Miceli – Norris Bulletin

Charles Adam Ledford – who goes by the name “Adam”, accepted the position offered to him by City Council this week.

Mr. Ledford comes to us from Marion, Kentucky with fifteen years of executive experience in managing city government.

He has expertise in fiscal and project management, budget preparation, managing personnel, human resources, risk and crisis management, and the list goes on.

Adam received a Bachelor of Science Management from Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and a Masters in Public Administration from City University in Seattle Washington.

He is married and has a son in eighth grade. He is due to begin working here on October 17th. He is just as anxious to be in East Tennessee as we are to have him.

From someone who has sat and observed all these interviews, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your City Council members: Mayor Chris Mitchell, Bill Grieve, Will Grinder, Bob Sain, and Loretta Painter.

The time, thought, and energy they have put into this process is beyond commendable. Remember, these are UNPAID citizens of our community with families, jobs, and numerous commitments elsewhere. Their commitment to our city says a lot about their characters.

When you see them around town take a moment to thank them.

Yes, the best part of living in Norris is living in Norris!

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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