Michele Carringer is serving her first term on Knox County Commission having been elected to represent the citizens of the Second District in the August 2016 election. Michele was appointed in January of 2009 to fill a vacancy for Seat 7B through August of 2010. Her area was redistricted to District 2.
Michele is a life-long resident of Knoxville. She graduated from Central High School in 1980 and attended the University of Tennessee in the College of Communications. She is also a graduate of the Knox County Sherriff's Citizens Academy, Rural Metro/AMR Citizens Academy, Knox County District Attorney General Citizens Academy Class and a member of the 2018 Leadership Knoxville Class.
Throughout her life Michele has been active in her community, serving on numerous non-profit boards and service organizations including the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance, the Akima Club of Knoxville, the Halls Crossroads Women's League, North Knoxville Business and Professionals, the Knox County Foster Care Review Board, Former President of the University of Tennessee Delta, Delta, Delta Mom's Club, the Executive Committee of the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Committee, the Broadway Corridor Task Force, the Sertoma Center, Sertoma My Life Board, Metro Drug Coalition, Three Ridges Golf Course, Free Medical Clinic of America, Knox County Career Technical Education (CTE), Fountain City Town Hall, and the East Tennessee Epilepsy Foundation. She has served as the Secretary of the Fountain City Lions Club and Vice President of the Fountain City Company.
A life-long Republican, Michele has served as President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Fountain City/North Republican Club, Vice President of the Volunteer Women's Republican Club, Secretary of the Halls Republican Club, former First Vice Chair of the Knox County Republican Party, and is currently Secretary of the Knox County Republican Party.
Michele is honored to represent the good people of the Second District as well as all of Knox County on County Commission. She is serving on the Court Subcommittee, the Joint Education Committee, Vice Chair of the Rules Committee, Employee Insurance Benefits Committee, the Cable TV Committee, Finance Committee, Insolvency Board, Beer Board, Three Ridges Golf Golf Board. She is the Designee for Tennessee County Commission Association Board where she also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee and Veterans Committee.
In her spare time, Michele enjoys water and snow skiing, tennis, golf, knitting, reading, singing, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.
Michele and her husband of 36 years, Dr. Michael Carringer, have raised two children, Dr. Christie Carringer Lewallen, M.D., and Kent Carringer, J.D., and are the proud grandparents of Emma Grace Lewallen and Olivia Scarlett Carringer due in April. The Carringers and their children live in Fountain City and attend church at Sevier Heights Baptist Church.