A small, but important, moment occured on the forum in which Knox County Commission Chairman Brad Anders posted this question: What to do about the opening after Indya Kincannon resigns from the Board of Education in August?
And there, right below, is a reply from Ed Shouse. Yep, a bona fide response. The first response from another commissioner in at least two years. Somewhere in the City County Building, I bet, some webmaster or designer or (someone like that) is smiling. Your work has been validated. Your sweat and toil wasn’t for naught.
A little more: The last time there was any kind of response on the forum between commissioners was in 2011, a conversation on leadership between Brad Anders and Jeff Ownby.
You know, what’s interesting is that there is no lack of commentary among commissioners in meetings, but there’s so little in an online forum. Perhaps it’s more challenging to write your off-the-top-o-the-head thoughts than it is to speak without a filter?