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Finbarr Saunders - At Large Seat C
102 Herron Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Finbarr SaundersFinbarr Saunders is a Knoxville native with a solid record of service. After a tour in Vietnam, he returned to enter banking at Hamilton National and then Park National. It was during that time Finbarr discovered his passion for public service, first on the board of East Tennessee Children's Hospital (1981-2005) and then as president (1984) of the Arts Council.

Finbarr was appointed to the Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission in 1986 and served until his resignation in 2012.

His service on other community organizations has included:

  • St John's Episcopal Church - Acolyte, 37 years
  • West Knoxville Sertoma Club since 1975
  • East Tennessee Historical Society - President, 1988-89
  • Bearden Council since 2000
  • Westwood Homeowners' Association - President, 1998-2002
  • Knox Heritage - President, 2005-06
  • Tennessee Preservation Trust Board - 2006-2009
  • Leadership Knoxville - Class of 2007
  • Downtown Design Review Board -2007-2009
  • Metropolitan Drug Commission Board - 2008 - 2010
  • East Tennessee Quality Growth Board since 2009

    Finbarr is a founding board member of the Trust Company of Knoxville. His work as office manager (1985- 2008) at Novinger, Ball & Zivi, PA, allowed him time for his community service. He retired from Novinger in order to serve as Knox County Commission, District 4, Representative (2008 -2010).

    Finbarr has been married to Ellen Bebb, an Oak Ridge middle school teacher, since 1996. He has two grown children (Emily & Robert) who are both married and residents of Knoxville and a granddaughter (Katelynn).










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