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.