ASAP is pleased to announce the candidates running for 2018 Anderson County Ally of the Year. Candidates for the award were nominated by community members for their passion for creating a healthy and productive Anderson County and are united by one goal: to use their leadership, influence and communication skills to raise funds to help prevent and reduce substance abuse in Anderson County. Each dollar raised by the candidates will count as one vote. The person with the most votes will be named ASAP’s Anderson County Ally of the Year and be recognized at the Allies of ASAP Community Banquet on February 2nd.
ASAP has made significant reductions in the number of Anderson County students who have used alcohol, tobacco or marijuana However, ASAP relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to continue these efforts. Proceeds from the 2018 Anderson County Ally of the Year will go to support our mission to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies.
Please vote for your candidate below or call 865-457-3007 to set up voting by cash or check or in an amount that is not listed. All proceeds will go to support substance abuse prevention efforts right here in Anderson County! Voting ends at Noon on January 26th.
Voting has ended. Congratulations, Pastor Wayne Phillips, Main Street Baptist Church!
Harold Edwards has been a resident of Anderson County since 1998. He is currently employed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville.
Mr. Edwards had previously been employed in sales of curriculum software for the K12 market for 22 years. He has owned and operated a retail business in Knoxville and served as an urban planner for the Sate of Tennessee and the City of Gatlinburg. of He holds a Master of Arts degree in urban & regional planning from East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Edwards serves on the Board of Directors of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Anderson County Planning Commission. He is a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville.
Harold is married to Redith Edwards and has two daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys boating, outdoor activities, music, dancing, and watching sporting events.
Leslie England is the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at TNBANK of Oak Ridge. Leslie attended Tusculum College where she studied business, marketing and human resources. Her job at TNBANK consists of increasing the loan portfolio, deposits and fee income at all TNBANK locations. As a true Hometown Bank, TNBANK takes pride in being involved in the community which made it a great fit for Ms. England. Leslie is passionate about being involved and giving back to the community. She has served on the Board of Directors for Oak Ridge Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Emory Valley Center, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and Oak Ridge Arts Council, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. In addition, Leslie is a Rotarian and will be serving as President of The Rotary Club of Oak Ridge in the yea 2018-2019. Leslie would make a great ASAP Anderson County Ally of the Year because substance abuse is something that has impacted people in her personal life and especially the double life she leads as rock star “Jada Blade.” Leslie has lost a number of talented, educated and loving friends to substance abuse. She looks forward to partnering with and representing an organization (ASAP) that encourages and assists people in education and assistance with respect and dignity.
Stanton Martin is a Junior at Anderson County High school. Stanton describes himself as a Christian-Student-Athlete in that order.
He is a Huddle Team Leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, and the Leo Club (a service club). Stanton is also a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church where he became a Christian at a very early age. Stanton enjoys sharing his testimony about faith and football. Stanton has also led devotions for Kids for Christ at Norris Elementary for 3 years.
Stanton has played basketball and football since early elementary school. He has been a starting QB for the Maverick football team for 3 years and a starting Guard for the Maverick Basketball team (when he hasn’t been injured). Stanton was a State of TN Mr. Football finalist for the 2017 football season. He was also the MVP for Region 2-4A. Stanton is currently rehabilitating from surgery on a torn ACL and will make a full recovery for the Mavericks before his Senior 2018 football season.
Chief Jim Shetterly, long-time resident of Rocky Top, started his law enforcement career in Lake City in 1986 at Lake City Police Department where he served as a patrolman. Currently, he has held the role of Chief of Police there for 25 consecutive years. Jim has been married to his wife, Pam, for 32 years. They have two sons and love spending time with their grandchildren.
Jim is a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman of the Anderson County E911 Board.
Chief Shetterly has been an active partner with ASAP of Anderson County and has participated in National Drug Take Back Day and the “I AM ONE” campaign. He has also worked in partnership with ASAP and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to combat the underage sale of alcohol, which has led to a dramatic decrease of underage alcohol sales in businesses.
“On a personal note, I would encourage everyone to continue to donate to ASAP of Anderson County. I truly believe that their vision of a Juvenile Drug Court is a step in the right direction, and something we desperately need. If we just save one child, it would be worth everything.”