Hey, a reply on the forum about Kincannon’s 2nd District chair


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?


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One Response to Hey, a reply on the forum about Kincannon’s 2nd District chair

  1. Hubert Smith says:

    The lack of response on the site may be because it’s not that great of an idea. I would much prefer to hear what somebody has to say than read it. There’s something to be said for non-verbal communications amongst elected officials and I find none of it good. It loses context, etc, etc.

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