Carter County Commission to hold special called meeting for appointment of County Mayor

Published 12:12 pm Friday, October 16, 2020

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The Carter County Commission will hold a special called meeting in November to make the appointment of the Carter County Mayor.
The Commission is seeking to fill the vacancy in the office of County Mayor created by the death of former Mayor Rusty Barnett. Commission Chairwoman Patty Woodby is serving the county as Interim Mayor until the Commission appoints a permanent replacement to complete the unexpired term of office. The individual appointed by the Commission will serve until August 31, 2022, to complete the remainder of Barnett’s elected term.
“I would like to encourage all citizens who would like to be considered for the mayoral appointment to please apply,” said Travis Hill, Acting Chairman of the Carter County Commission. “I would like to see someone be appointed who had the same love and vision that the late Mayor Barnett had. Someone who can work with the County Commission and all elected officials to better the lives of all Carter Countians.”
Hill said the Commission will accept comments and questions from the public regarding the appointment.
Members of the Commission will meet in a special called session on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Hampton High School, located at 766 1st Avenue, Hampton. The sole purpose of the meeting will be to fill the vacancy.
“I encourage the public to submit questions or general comments to the Clerk’s office to my attention or send them to my email address and they will be read at the meeting,” he said. “I ask that anyone attending to please still social distance and respectfully ask that everyone wear a mask. At this time the meeting will be in person, but that could possibly change with new guidance from the Governor’s office.”
Individuals who would like to be considered for the position may submit a general county application, resume, and/or any other desired documentation to the County Clerk’s Office at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 102, Elizabethton, TN 37643. All materials must be received by noon on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. All materials received will be forwarded to members of the Commission for their review in advance of the special called meeting. However, any registered voter of Carter County may submit an individual’s name for consideration either in writing addressed to Travis Hill and delivered to the County Clerk’s Office by the deadline listed above. All nominees will be given the opportunity to address the County Commission and may be interviewed by the board at the discretion of the Chairman during the special called meeting.

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