In August of 2018, Sherry Witt became the first female elected to serve as Knox County Clerk. A native of Knoxville, Sherry is a graduate of Fulton High School and holds a B.S. degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee. She has also earned a Certified Public Administrator designation from the University of Tennessee Center for Government Training and is a graduate of the Local Government Leadership Program.
Sherry also holds the distinguished honor of being the first female Register of Deeds for Knox County. She is a former President of the East Tennessee Register’s Association as well as the Tennessee Registers. In 2014 she was named Outstanding Register of the Year. She has served on numerous County Officials Association of Tennessee committees during her time in office.
Sherry’s community involvement continues to be an important part of her life. She is a 25-year member of the Advisory Board of the Knoxville Boys and Girls Clubs. She served on the board for the Free Medical Clinic of America, as well as the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education Partnership. An active member of the Republican Party, Sherry has served as Secretary for the Executive Committee, and has served as President and as Vice-President of the Knox County Republican Women’s Club and Fountain City Republican Club. Sherry is also active in the North Knoxville, Halls, Powell, and East Knoxville Business & Professionals Associations. She is a member of the League of Women Voters, Knoxville Area Urban League, and East Tennessee Suffrage Coalition.
Sherry is a member of Corryton Church in northeast Knox County. She currently resides in the Fountain City area and has two daughters, Shay Witt and Chelsey Witt Gordon, son-in-law Shane Gordon, two healthy and handsome grandsons, Seth and Grelyn Gordon, and a beautiful granddaughter, Cambry Cayce.