County Officials Association of Tennessee Honors Ramsey, Overbey

 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—At its 44th Annual Conference in Kingsport, Tennessee, the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) honored two Members of the Legislature for their continued support of county officials throughout Tennessee.
Senator Doug Overbey (R—Maryville) and Representative Bob Ramsey (R—Maryville), who both hail from Blount County in East Tennessee, earned the distinction of being COAT’s Senator of the Year and Representative of the Year, respectively.
The duo has worked with colleagues in the General Assembly to aid county officials and have earned a reputation of being sensitive to the needs of county leaders. Overbey, who served on the Finance, Ways & Means Committee in the Senate during the 107th General Assembly while Ramsey chaired the State and Local Government Committee.
“I’m grateful for this award,” stated Ramsey. “Our county leaders play critical roles as they often are the first ones to respond to the needs of constituents and serve as information sources to citizens and state officials alike. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the 108th General Assembly.
Overbey added, “This was a pleasant surprise to say the least. County officials are on the front lines of constituent service and deal with a diverse set of conditions at the local level. I’ll continue working to make sure they have the support and resources they need to be successful here in Tennessee.”
COAT is the statewide association representing county clerks, court clerks, registers of deeds, and county trustees.

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