mayor Ron Pinchok
Ron graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in mathematics. Upon graduation, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, and worked for Xerox for three years in sales. From there, he went to work for Hallmark Cards in marketing. He spent several years in sales and marketing before being promoted to a sales trainer, and later moved into a market development and leasing position. His career took him from Ohio to Texas and then Florida before settling in Farragut in 1988. After 35 years, Ron retired from Hallmark Cards in 2010. In 2011, he was appointed to the Parks and Athletics Council in Farragut and was elected chairman in 2013. In 2012, he was also appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and was elected chairman of this committee as well. In 2014, Ron was elected to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) from Ward II.
During his time on the Parks and Athletics Council, Ron was involved with expansion plans for McFee Park. Recently a new McFee Park Master Plan and a Phase III design services contract have been approved. Ron hopes to see the plan completed in the near future so citizens can have access to the entire 50 acres of the park, not just the currently-developed 15 acres. Ron is also very proud of the three synthetic turf fields at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, all of which have been converted in the last five years.
The EDAC is working hard to fill vacant retail space and bring new businesses to the Town. Ron continues to serve as a liaison between the board and the EDAC. In 2012, Farragut hired a firm to complete an update to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Ron is currently on a steering committee to review and update those plans. One of the eight goals of the CLUP is to develop a Town center. The CLUP has given the BMA direction on how to guide our Town’s growth. This is a very exciting time for our community and Ron is eager to help take Farragut to a higher level. His six years of service and experience on these two committees and as a BMA member has guided him in making decisions that are benefitting our community.
Ron has been a resident of Farragut for over 30 years. He and his wife, Debbie, have three married sons that grew up in the Farragut school system and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He is very proud of his family, which now includes six grandchildren. Two grandchildren live in Farragut and attend Farragut schools. Ron loves spending time outdoors and his hobbies include tennis, golf and hiking.