Meehan announces re-election bid for County Commission

Published 3:54 pm Friday, April 13, 2018

Al Meehan is announcing his candidacy for re-election to Carter County Commission 2nd District, Roan Mountain & Tiger Valley Precincts.

He served a term on the Commission from 2002-2006 under Mayor Dale Fair and recently from 2014 until the present.

Meehan’s full time work involves Crisis Management for an international mission organization working in over 50 countries around the world, and as an investigator for international child abuse cases. He has traveled to more than 20 countries around the world conducting seminars and risk assessments.

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Having been the CEO of a 200 member internationally based organization in South America, served on multiple boards, and presently serving on the Advisory Board of the Elizabethton based Mission Safety International, Meehan said he brings a depth of understanding to governance and proper protocol in operations, Commission committees, and Commission meetings that affect each of the county’s taxpayer interests.

Al and his wife, Carole, have two sons: Scott-is a retired Major from the US Army, and Russ and his family are working as missionaries in Papua, New Guinea. They have 4 grandchildren & four great grandchildren. Al and Carole have been married for 59 years.

Among his education credits, Meehan lists the following:

• Graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago

• Graduate of Moody Aviation, Elizabethton

• Spanish Language Institute, Costa Rica

• East Tennessee State University – studies liberal arts

• University of Oklahoma – studies linguistics

• Graduate Police Academy, Baltimore Co. MD

• Attended FBI training schools law enforcement

• Completed training programs U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security

• Attended training classes TN Law Enforcement School

Meehan said he would like to continue to serve the citizens of Carter County.

“Work needs to be done strengthening relationships with the various elected offices of the county, with the Elizabethton city government, and several important functioning agencies which seem to have been strained from the top leadership of the county,” Meehan said. “Hopefully we can build a greater trust, functionality and operative atmosphere in the next administration, and I am committed to help make that happen.”