Anderson County Trustee Rodney Archer has been named president of the Tennessee County Trustee’s Association. Archer was voted into the office during an annual business meeting last week at the County Officials Conference in Chattanooga.
Archer has been Anderson County trustee since 2006, and he has been an active leader in the Trustee’s Association, a press release said. He previously served as the secretary of the statewide organization and was also recognized as Outstanding Trustee for the East Tennessee division in 2010.
The Association is not just a network; it is also an essential component of professional development for trustees across Tennessee, the press release said.
“Rodney has been a leader in our organization since he first got involved and has consistently proven himself—from raising the bar in his own office to representing our state organization in Nashville, or at the national level with the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers—he is an excellent representative for this organization,” said Jay West, executive director of County Officials of Tennessee. “We are all delighted to have him serve as the Trustee’s Association president in 2015.”
The Tennessee Trustee’s Association has long been Tennessee’s leading organization promoting sound tax policy and advocates for tax relief and tax freeze programs, the press release said. These programs are important to all 95 counties as their main goal is to provide our senior citizens, disabled veterans, and disabled homeowners with tax assistance, the release said. These programs are often in jeopardy during budget cuts, so the Association actively lobbies for support because of the needs of their constituents.
“I am excited to have been chosen for this position of being able to work with fellow administrators from across the state,” Archer said. “I look forward to the new and exciting challenges of supporting the Association and working to build partnerships across the state that can ultimately benefit our constituents.”