Vice Mayor Louise Povlin 


Louise is a native of Willingboro, N.J., a planned town in southern New Jersey with an extensive sidewalk system. Upon moving to Farragut as an adult, she was ecstatic that the Town offered the same type of trail and sidewalk system that she grew up enjoying as a child.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.S. in ceramic engineering, Louise moved to Washington, D.C., to work at the Naval Research Laboratory as a research engineer. She then moved to New York City to work as a patent paralegal. While living in New York, Louise met her husband, Jay, a Middle Tennessee native. They relocated to Knoxville, where she worked at a local patent law firm and trained to become a patent agent. Following the birth of her first two children, Jack and Jared, in Knoxville, Jay’s job took the family to Ohio, Wisconsin and South Carolina over the next eight years, and Louise became a stay-at-home mom. Their youngest son, Joshua, was born in Wisconsin.

The family returned to Farragut in 2008. Louise served as a board member for the Fox Run Homeowners Association from July 2012 to December 2015. She was appointed to the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) in July 2013, and, upon her appointment to fill a vacant Board of Mayor and Aldermen seat in January 2016, she was selected by the board as the alderman representative to the MPC. She was elected to a full term in August 2016 and again in August 2020.

In October 2012, Jay and Louise opened Anytime Fitness in Farragut, and Louise managed the business from July 2013 to September 2014. Being a small business owner herself, Louise strives to help other Farragut small business owners succeed even before their doors are open. 

Currently, Jay works at Gator Step. Jack and Joshua live and work in Knoxville and Jared is in the Army. Louise enjoys reading, spending time on the lake with her family and friends, and walking on Farragut’s great trail and sidewalk system.