Change to Special Called Meeting to appoint Carter County Mayor
Special Called Meeting for Appointment of Carter County Mayor
**Changed to Electronic Meeting – No Public Location**
A special called meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for Carter County will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for the sole purpose of filling the vacancy in the office of County Mayor for Carter County. Although the meeting was originally scheduled to occur in person at the Hampton High School gymnasium, the meeting will now be conducted electronically based upon the advice of public health officials and due to concerns over the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Carter County. There will be no physical location for the meeting for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Live public access to the meeting will be available by toll-free telephone call in to 1-877-853-5257, on the internet by visiting https://zoom.us/j/4787669850 or through the Zoom mobile app by logging into your Zoom app and entering Meeting ID 478-766-9850.
As previously advertised, individuals who would like to be considered for this position may submit a general county application and/or any other desired documentation to the Carter County Clerk’s Office at 801 E. Elk Avenue, Suite 102, Elizabethton, TN 37643. All materials received by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 will be forwarded to the Board of Commissioners for review in advance of the special called meeting at which the appointment to fill the vacancy will be made. However, any registered voter of Carter County may submit an individual’s name for consideration in writing addressed to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and delivered to the County Clerk’s Office by the deadline referenced above, or via email to Board Chairman Travis Hill at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations to fill the vacancy will be made by members of the Board of County Commissioners during the special called meeting, and any qualified candidate may be nominated without the prior submission of materials to the Clerk and regardless of their attendance electronically at the meeting. However, nominees not present electronically at the meeting must submit a written statement to the Clerk or Board Chairman in advance indicating they are willing to serve if appointed.
All nominees will be given the opportunity to address the Board of County Commissioners and may be interviewed by the Board at the discretion of the Chairman, during the special called meeting. The election to fill the vacancy will be held immediately thereafter during the special called meeting, unless it is delayed to a subsequent meeting by vote of the Board of Commissioners. The nominee receiving the majority vote of the Board of County Commissioners will be appointed as County Mayor.
For additional information contact the County Clerk’s Office at 542-1814.