Mike Harrison to Step Down as ACM Executive Director
NASHVILLE, TN [APRIL 21, 2022]—Mike Harrison announced his intent to resign as the executive director of the Association of County Mayors (ACM). Harrison will begin a new role as executive director of the First Tennessee Development District, based out of Johnson City, Tennessee, on June 1, 2022.
“I would like to thank all of the county mayors and the entire TCSA membership for the last six years as executive director of ACM,” said Harrison. “Though I will surely miss everyone, I am looking forward to this new opportunity and to moving back home to northeast Tennessee.”
Harrison served as Hancock County Executive from 1990 to 2002 as well as a two-year unexpired term as a general sessions judge in the county. Harrison was then elected to the Tennessee State House in 2002, and he was a member of the 103rd through 109th General Assemblies before resigning in December 2015 to join ACM. During his time as a representative of the 9th district, Mike chaired the House Finance Subcommittee and also served as a member of multiple committees in the House, including the Finance, Ways & Means Committee, the Health Committee, and the Joint Pensions & Insurance Committee. Mike began his role as executive director of ACM on January 1, 2016.
“Mike has added so much to the association during his time with us,” said TCSA Executive Director David Connor. “I can’t say how much I have enjoyed and appreciated working with him. While I am sad to see him go, I’m excited for this opportunity for Mike and northeast Tennessee. Mike is leaving the mayors’ association in great shape, and counties will benefit for years to come from some of the accomplishments that Mike helped us achieve during his tenure.”
The Association of County Mayors is a nonpartisan organization working to represent Tennessee county executives and local government in the state capitol. Establishing its first executive director in 1990, ACM is active in advocating for legislation to streamline county government, save county tax dollars, promote local autonomy, and more clearly define the authority of the office of county mayor.