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Mayor Ralph McGill
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Mayor Ralph McGill
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Ralph McGill
Mayor

11408 Municipal Center Dr.
Farragut, TN  37934

Ph: (865) 966-7057

Ralph and Marianne McGill moved to Farragut in 1978 and have lived in two houses in Farragut, currently 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., M.S. 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 will celebrate 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.

The McGills have seen much change since 1978 in the Farragut area and in Knoxville and Knox County in general. In 1979, Ralph led a movement to incorporate Farragut as only the second incorporated municipality in Knox County. That effort culminated in a successful referendum to incorporate on Jan. 16, 1980. In April of that year, the first election of Town officers was held, and Marianne was elected as one of the first aldermen. She served two, two-year terms during which time all of the basic ordinances of the Town had to be passed. They have seen the Town grow from only about 5,000 people to close to 21,000 today, accompanied by many changes along the way.

Ralph has served on homeowners boards in two neighborhoods and served one year as president of the Sugarwood Homeowners Association. He served on the Farragut Board of Zoning Appeals for four years. Serving as Mayor, this is Ralph's first elected office.


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