Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett at March 2014’s Game on Against Cancer. Photo by Dan Andrews.


Pellissippi State Community College hosts a forum that features an interview and Q&A with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero on Thursday, April 10.


The mayoral forum, “How Local Politics Impacts Business and You,” begins at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free and the community is invited.


“We are very excited and honored to have mayors Rogero and Burchett at Pellissippi State,” said Lucinda Alexander, an associate professor of Business and Computer Technology. “This will be a great venue to expose our students and the community to what local government does and how it impacts our lives.”


The forum will focus on the vision for metro Knoxville, areas of success and those in need of improvement in the local economy, and how local government is involved in economic development.


The forum is scheduled to last about an hour. It will include interviews with Rogero and Burchett, beginning with questions about each mayor’s background and what led each to a career in public service. In addition to questions from the moderator, Pellissippi State students will be able to ask questions that have been prescreened by faculty.


The forum is sponsored by Pellissippi State’s Business and Computer Technology Department, the League of Women Voters, and the college’s student Rotaract Club.


To learn more about the forum, call (865) 694-6656. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit or call (865) 694-6400.


To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or