LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — County Trustee Lynn Harrison was presented with the Outstanding Trustee of the Year Award for Middle Tennessee during ceremonies held in Knoxville on May 7 at the annual Tennessee County Trustees Association spring conference.
The award, which recognizes innovation, community involvement and service to the state, was voted on by fellow Trustees.
“I am very thankful to my fellow Trustee’s for the award,” said Harrison. “I am blessed to have been trusted and given the honor that the citizens of Moore County have given me to serve as their Trustee. I love my job and my ‘little county’ as I told them at the awards ceremony.
“I am the only Trustee in the state who operates an office alone, but that makes me fortunate enough to get to personally talk to each taxpayer in the county and know them other than just as a name. Again I am thankful to the fine folks of Moore County; without them allowing me to serve I would never have received this award.”
The award was presented by Macon County Trustee Diane Cook.
In her free time, Harrison has reached out to help other Trustees in surrounding counties. She helped Bedford County Trustee Tonya Davis when Davis was elected in 2010 and she helped Grundy County Trustee Tyler McCullough as well.
“Lynn not only serves her county, she is also willing to help other Trustee’s in other county’s as she has spent her days off and evenings traveling to newly elected Trustees’ offices to help them with any questions or problems within their office,” said Franklin County Trustee Randy Kelly in an email. “Lynn is someone you can always count on and is very involved in all Trustee Association functions.”
Harrison has held the office her in Moore County since 2002 and was reelected in August 2014.
—By ROBERT HOLMAN, Publisher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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