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Posted on: December 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Statement Regarding the Passing of Long-Time Commissioner Mike Ford

Mike Ford

Statement Regarding the Passing of Long-Time Commissioner Mike Ford

County officials learned of the passing of long-time Washington County Commissioner Mike Ford this morning.

Ford represented District 15 and was currently serving his third term. 

“Commissioner Ford served his District well and his first commitment was always to his constituents,” said Commission Chairman Greg Matherly. “He loved his community and I will miss him.

Ford served on the Agriculture Extension Committee, Committee for Resale of Land, County Owned Property, Emergency Communications District 911 Board, Rules and Employee Compensation and Benefits. He was a strong voice for county employees, especially his co-workers in the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Ford retired this year from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office where he was over food services for the detention center. He maintained one of lowest cost per meal of any detention facility in the State of Tennessee. Commissioner Ford was known for his jailhouse cookies.

“Commissioner Ford was a great representative for his constituents, and a thoughtful commissioner when it came time to vote,” said Mayor Joe Grandy. “He will be greatly missed, especially the way he led the Pledge of Allegiance at most commission and committee meetings. He always began with ‘let’s honor America’ and for him, it was an honor to led the pledge and to serve his community.”



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