Finance Department

Brad Burke, 
Finance Director


Michael Kennedy, 
Deputy Director


(423) 542-3844

Carter County Courthouse
801 East Elk Avenue
Suite 203
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Human Resources  –  Jaclyn Lewis – 423-542-1804

Payroll – Rita Watts – 423-542-3044

Accounts Payable Clerk for County  –  Karen Stevens – 423-542-1805

Accounts Payable Clerk for School System  –  Rita Ford – 423-547-4060

Accounts Payable Clerk for Solid Waste, County, and School System – Nicole Castle – 423-241-8488

Accountant – Robert Bryant – 423-543-4237

Purchasing – Marcia Fletcher – 423-547-4018

Deputy Director  –  Michael Kennedy  –  423-542-1803

Director  –  Brad Burke – 423-547-4005




To administrate the finances of the county for all funds of the various departments, agencies, and boards. The Finance Department is responsible for purchasing, accounting, budgeting, payroll, and other such financial matters. The department conforms to generally accepted principles of governmental accounting.

Summary of Services Provided:

  • Payroll
  • Benefits Administration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Purchasing
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting

Annual Budget

Approved Carter County budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Carter County Budget (2020-21) Pending Final Review by State

Carter County Budget Resolutions (2020-21) to State for Review


Families First Coronavirus Response Act Forms:




Forms and Documents:


Comptroller’s Audit Reports