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Mayor Ralph McGill

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Ralph and Marianne McGill moved to Farragut in 1978 and have lived in two houses in Farragut, currently residing in Sugarwood.   He is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and was educated in Charlotte public schools and at North Carolina State University where he received three degrees – B.S., Masters and Ph.D. – in mechanical engineering. His career included nine years with General Motors and 26 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from which he retired in 2004.  He continues to work part-time as a consultant in the field of automotive technologies including engines, fuels and emissions. He is well-known internationally for his work with alternative and advanced motor fuels.

He and Marianne celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2015. They have two children, both graduates of Farragut High School and the University of Tennessee. They are proud grandparents of four granddaughters and are members of First Baptist Concord in Farragut. 

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Vice Mayor Ron Pinchok
South Ward

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Ron graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in mathematics.  Upon graduation he moved to Dayton, Ohio, and worked for Xerox for three years.  He then began working for Hallmark Cards in sales.  He spent several years in sales, was promoted to sales trainer and then moved into market development and leasing.  His career took him from Ohio to Texas to Florida before settling in Farragut.  After 35 years, he retired from Hallmark Cards in 2010.  In 2011 he was appointed to the Farragut Parks and Athletics Council where he was elected Chairman in 2013.  In 2012 he was also appointed to the Farragut Economic Development Committee where he was elected as the chairman of this committee as well.

During his time on the Parks and Athletics Council, Ron was involved with expansion plans for McFee park which have been approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  He is eager to see the plan implemented in the near future.  Ron is also very proud of the new synthetic turf field at Mayor Bob Leonard Park and is anxious to see two more artificial turf fields built there soon.    

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North Ward

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Louise is a native of Willingboro, New Jersey, a planned town in southern New Jersey which has an extensive sidewalk system. Upon moving to Farragut as an adult, she was ecstatic that the Town offered this same type of trail and sidewalk system that she grew up enjoying as a child.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in ceramic engineering, Louise moved to Washington, DC to work at the Naval Research Laboratory as a research engineer then moved to New York City to work as a patent paralegal. While living in New York, Louise met her husband, Jay, a middle Tennessee native. They relocated to Knoxville where she worked at a local patent law firm and trained to become a patent agent. Following the birth of her first two children – Jack and Jared – in Knoxville, Jay’s job took the family to Ohio, Wisconsin and South Carolina over the next eight years, and Louise became a stay-at-home mom. Their youngest son, Joshua, was born in Wisconsin.

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Alderman Bob Markli
  North Ward

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A native of East Tennessee, Bob’s first job as a bicycle-mounted News Sentinel carrier/salesman on an eight-mile rural route made him an athlete and an entrepreneur. Today he is a runner often seen at local 5Ks and on Town streets, as well as an ardent student of the Constitution and founding documents of our nation, history, the classics, sacred writings, biography, philosophy and politics.

A licensed general contractor since completing his formal education in 1974, Bob has, with the exception of two years as a missionary in France and Switzerland, worked to perfect his craft in many of the nation’s major cities before returning home to settle in Farragut in 1988, where he built his first home in Farragut’s Ward I in 1991. Living and working here since then, working in partnership with the Town and its staff, Bob has now built over 100 homes in Ward 1 and been an integral part of four of its finest communities - Smithfield, Wyndham Hall, Berkeley Park and Chapel Grove.    

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    Alderman Ron Williams
South Ward

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Ron Williams is a Knoxville native who grew up in Powell and Fountain City and received his education at the Knoxville State Area VoTec and the University of Tennessee. He spent a number of years in Southern California managing a large manufacturing plant that produced aircraft and race engine parts before returning to East Tennessee to accept a position as a machine tool sales engineer for Sunnen Products. After 28 years and 1.3 million miles of travel with over 800 successful projects, Ron was able to retire from a full-time travel work load. Currently, he works part time as a project consulting engineer from his home office with most of his time spent on the phone. He stays current with today’s technology by helping companies such as Toyota, Chevrolet, Stanadyne and the Air Force.

Ron is currently serving his second term on the Farragut Board of Zoning Appeals and is a 2015 Introduction to Farragut graduate.  A Sugarwood resident for more than 20 years, he has served five separate terms on the Sugarwood Homeowners Association Board and is the current president.  In addition, he has been the chair of the Sugarwood Homeowners Association Planning and Architectural Committee for the past twenty years and has worked diligently on all of the neighborhood's improvement projects

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  • Second and fourth Thursday of each month
  • Town Hall
    11408 Municipal Center Dr.
    Farragut, TN 37934

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