Now retired, Victor Ashe was a state representative in the General Assembly from 1968-1975, then was elected as state senator, serving until 1984. He was Knoxville’s longest serving mayor, elected four times for 16 years spanning 1988 to 2003. Before retiring, Ashe was Ambassador to Poland from 2004-2009. He continues to reside in Knoxville and be actively involved in his community and the state. He is a member of the American Rivers Board, National Trust for Historic Preservation Board and Tennessee Clean Water Network Board. He joined TCOG’s Board of Directors in 2016.