CodeRed - January 24, 2020

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Mayor of Friendsville

Andy Lawhorn

Our city is making great strides to improve the infrastructure of our community to better serve its citizens and there is plenty of opportunity for more growth and expansion.  We recently relocated our City Hall and WaterWorks department to a new location at 213 W. College Ave. to better serve the community and our water customers. The employees are working diligently to improve the city, whether it is replacing drain pipes, putting in new water lines, mowing, taking care of street signs, and providing assistance for new residents.  We are a small group of employees who work as a team and have the best interest of Friendsville at heart.
While our community is small, with a population of 913 within the city limits, we have a total population of 3,000 on the outskirts. We are close to water recreation, restaurants, and tons of history to share. Most move here to enjoy our small town atmosphere, while still close enough to drive to the larger surrounding cities for the day.  Friendsville has so much history, memories, and its future to share. Myself and city commissioners are dedicated to improving the community and offer more to its citizens.  For example, we are working towards a walking track area and playground for you to enjoy. We would also like to build a pavilion for you to come and enjoy a picnic, or celebrate a special occasion.  Our first project, however, is our old City Hall building that we would like to turn into a community center.  
We have a broad range of year-round activities for residents, including Homecoming festival; Community Day, Vintage Wheels dinner and movie in the city, Boo in the city, and we cap the year with our Christmas in the city .
As Mayor, I welcome you to our city and invite you to discover the many great things Friendsville has to offer.

Andy Lawhorn
City of Friendsville, Mayor



CHAIR:  Rules,Intergovernmental Relations and Strategy, Parks and Recreation, Water Works, Planning Committee


Even though our mayor was raised in South Knoxville, He remembers the summers he spent with his brothers at his grandparents lake house in Friendsville. Andy graduated from South Doyle High School in 1992, shortly after he meet the love of his life and now wife Staci Crisp. Staci, being a native of Friendsville, wanted to remain in her hometown after marriage. In nineteen ninety seven (1997) Andy made Friendsville his home. Andy and Staci have been married for twenty (20) years. Together, they have two children, Ty and Andi Love. Andy owns his own business where it is based in Friendsville as well, Precise Foundations LLC.

When he is not pouring walls or traveling from ball fields with his daughter Andi Love, he enjoys taking his boat out with the family and making memories like he did as a child in the summer. When the leaves start to change and the cool breeze sets in, you will see the mayor with a full beard and you will know just where to find him, in the woods.

Mayor Lawhorn, has served on the board of commissioner since two-thousand thirteen (2013) as a commisoner and previous mayor . This will be his second (2) term as Mayor of Friendsville. He is dedicated to the citizens and the welfare of the city.


Contact Info

Andy Lawhorn
Mayor of Friendsville
(865) 389-4470