County Mayor

Patty Woodby,
Carter County Mayor


Office Phone: (423) 542-1801
Fax: (423) 542-9279

Carter County Mayor’s Office
801 East Elk Avenue                             Mayor Photo
Suite 201
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


As chief executive officer of the county, the Mayor exercises a role of leadership in county government; the Mayor’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the day-to-day activities of county government
  • Carrying out and enforcing the programs and policies established by the Carter County Commission
  • Enforcing the regulations, policies, and procedures of Carter County
  • Faithfully executing the laws and ordinances of the County
  • Assigning employees and work in the executive branch
  • Appointing persons to serve on commissions and boards, with advice and consent
  • Care and custody of all County-owned property
  • Member of the board of directors of the development district and human resource agency of Carter County
  • Appoints members of the emergency communications district’s board of directors, subject to confirmation by County Commission
  • Performs other duties and also shares administrative tasks with the other constitutional and statutory County Officials