Commission to hold special called meeting for appointment of Carter County Mayor
Special Called Meeting for Appointment of Carter County Mayor
The Board of County Commissioners for Carter County, Tennessee is seeking to fill the vacancy in the office of County Mayor for the unexpired term of former Mayor Russell Barnett. To be eligible, applicants must meet the applicable general requirements to hold office in Tennessee as detailed in Tenn. Code. Ann. § 8-18-101, and also must: be at least 25 years of age, a qualified voter of Carter County and have been a resident of Carter County for at least one full year prior to being appointed.
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 either 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 in person at the special called meeting.
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. at the Hampton High School gymnasium, 766 1″‘ Avenue, Hampton, TN 37658, for the sole purpose of filling the vacancy in the office of County Mayor for Carter County.
Nominations to fill the vacancy will be made by members of the Board of County Commissioners at said special called meeting, and any qualified candidate may be nominated without the prior submission of materials to the Clerk and regardless of their attendance at the meeting. However, nominees not present at the meeting must submit a written statement 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, unless delayed to a later 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.