Monday, September 8, 2014

Broyles seeks commish vice chair

Broyles (Photo: KNS)
Later today, the 11-member Knox County Commission will pick a chair to lead the board. In addition, members will pick a vice chair.

At this point, current chairman Brad Anders will more than likely take on Dave Wright for the gig. I expect a close on here, but I think Brad will eek it out with a 6-5 vote.

Also, Amy Broyles has thrown her name in the pot for the vice chair.

She made the official announcement over at the board's online forum:
After serving the past six years on Commission, I feel I am well qualified to serve you in this capacity. I have served on almost every committee of the Commission, and have served as Chair or Vice-Chair of many. I have also represented the Commission on several outside boards and committees. I am well versed in the rules and procedures of the Knox County Commission, and am studying to become a certified parliamentarian.

For those who have worked with me, you know that I am not overly influenced by any individual or group; I take each issue individually and on it's own merits. I also have a reputation for doing extensive research on the matters before us and reaching out to the constituency I serve - regardless of party affiliation or position - as well as to my colleagues on Commission, not only as fellow Commissioners, but also as individuals. My particular skills are in coalition-building and collaborative problem-solving, encouraging fair and open communication and seeking a win-win for all sides in a difficult situation.

I have also spent the past few years delving deeply into the study of leadership (good and bad) and have observed both at close range. I am also a graduate of the highly competitive National Association of Counties Leadership Institute, for which only 5 individuals from Tennessee have ever been accepted. I have served on National Boards as well as local ones. In short, I feel I have a great deal to offer you in this position.
You can read the rest, RIGHT SMACK HERE.

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