Mike Byrd – Mayor

Mike Byrd - MayorThe County Mayor is expected to provide leadership and direction to the county in most policy areas. The county mayor should have a better picture of the total government operation than any other county official, and should have the knowledge, information and leadership ability to steer the county in the direction most beneficial to the county’s future.

The county mayor is the accounting officer and chief financial officer of the county; he or she is charged with the care and custody of county property (unless the law indicates otherwise) however, the county legislative body has the power to erect, control and dispose of county property and the power to levy taxes for this purpose.

The county mayor appoints members of county boards and committees and appoints department heads unless the law specifically provides otherwise. The appointees are subject to the confirmation by the county commission.

Office Staff:

  • Brenda Chandler 
  • Jerri Bishop

Important Information

Mailing Address:
Grainger County Mayor
PO Box 126
Rutledge TN 37861

Physical Address:
8095 Rutledge Pike Suite100
Rutledge TN 37861

Office Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday – 8:30 – 4:30
Wed – 8:30 – 12:00

Telephone:  865-828-3513

Cell: 865-851-6183

Fax: 865-828-4284