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Full Time Office Staff:


Christopher A. Pape, GISP
Planning Analyst

Christopher A. Pape. GISP, is the department's Planning Analyst and GIS specialist, though like
all the staff members, he performs a variety of other duties.

Pape, a Sullivan Central High School graduate and was also educated at East Tennessee
State University and also studied GIS and other mapping skills at Roane State Community
College, maintains a digital zoning database for the county. He performs mapping calculations
and creates maps using specialized GIS software.

Pape creates map exhibits on demand for court cases involving condemnation suits, general
welfare litigation or other court-related needs that may arise.

Pape has worked for the Zoning Administration office since 2007 and can be reached at
(423) 753-0718 or

Bobby France
General Welfare Officer

Bobby France is the Zoning Office's General Welfare and Safety Officer for Property and
Dwellings. France, who has been with the department since 2000, focuses primarily on
stormwater management and zoning compliance.

France conducts detailed inspections on properties and buildings where violations of local, state
or federal regulations might be occurring. He has extensive experience in these issues and stays
current with the latest regulations.

A graduate of David Crockett High School, France is a state Erosion Prevention and Sediment
Control Level 1 Certified Stormwater Inspector.

France can be reached directly at (423) 753-1595 or


Tabitha Blackwell
Administrative Assistant

To reach Tabitha Blackwell directly, call (423) 753-1753 or

Alexander Crumley
Stormwater Inspector

Alexander Crumley.

To reach Alex Crumley directly, call (423) 753-3216 or

Preston "Scott" Chapman
Chief Building Official

Scott Chapman is the Building Official for Washington County, Tennessee.

A graduate of David Crockett High School and a state of Tennessee Licensed Building Contractor, Scott has over 25 years of experience in the Building Industry.  He is certified by the International Code Council and the state of Tennessee as a Certified Codes Inspector.

In September 2012 Washington County, Tennessee adopted and began enforcing the 2006 International Residential Code; Scott performs the inspections for all of the new construction being built in the rural parts of Washington County to assure code compliance.

The purpose of this code is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare.

To reach Scott Chapman directly, call (423) 753-2062 or


Angie Charles, AICP

Angie Charles, AICP is a Planning Director for Washington County, Tennessee

To reach Angie directly, call (423) 753-1852 or

David Martin
Building Inspector

David Martin is the Building Inspector for Washington County, Tennessee

To reach David directly, call (423) 753-1738 or