KNOXVILLE, TN, August 5, 2022: Mike Hammond was elected to serve a third term as Knox County Criminal Court Clerk. Clerk Hammond has served as Criminal Court Clerk since 2014.
“I am immensely proud and honored to serve the citizens of Knox County for another four years as Criminal Court Clerk,” said Mike Hammond. “While we have accomplished many goals since taking office, there is still work to be done. I am honored to lead an outstanding team of deputy clerks as we continue to optimize court procedures and provide exemplary service.”
During his third term, Clerk Hammond will explore updating the court’s software systems and continue participating in Mayor Glenn Jacob’s Mental Health Court Exploratory Committee.
“Mayor Jacobs formed an exploratory committee to assess the viability of a Mental Health Court in Knox County, and he asked me to chair it,” said Clerk Hammond. “A Mental Health Court would be huge for Knox County. The Committee has been doing their homework and we will present a potential framework soon to county leadership.”
Since 2014, Clerk Hammond has turned over $5 million to Knox County, implemented a Driver’s License Specialists Program helping over 1,000 people reinstate their licenses, served as the Knoxville Family Justice Center’s Board President, and improved courtroom technology.
Clerk Hammond will be sworn into office on September 1, 2022, at 9:00 am.