VICTOR ASHE served for 16 years as the Mayor of Knoxville, TN. Ashe was first elected mayor of Knoxville in 1987 and won reelection in 1991 and 1995 by at least two-thirds majority. In the 1999 Primary Election he was elected without a runoff to his fourth consecutive term. And in January 2003, Mayor Ashe received the Distinguished Public Service Award of the US Conference of Mayors. This award is the highest honor conveyed by the conference to mayors and other citizens who have had outstanding careers in public service. Ashe served four years on the National Service Corporation Board appointed by President Clinton and he also served on the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations by appointment of both Presidents Bush and Reagan.