Meet Knox County's First Diversity Development Manager

Oct 8, 2018

When new Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs entered office, it wasn't expected for him to add new government positions. But, seeing a need, he added an education liason and Diversity Development Manager to the county roster. Heading up the diversity role: Darris Upton. He's a Navy veteran who worked in a community relations role with the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods.

I spoke to Mr. Upton about this new role, the resources he has available and what he hopes to accomplish in the position.