T.R. Williams, County Executive
200 West Gaines, Suite 201
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Hours of Operation
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
Duties of the Department
The County Executive is the chief executive officer of the county and is the highest elected official. The position also serves as the chief financial officer for the county as provided by law. The Executive is responsible for the coordinated processing and analysis of all County legislative measures. Staff present the administration's views in support of or in opposition to various measures, and provide assistance to elected officials regarding issues or requests of concern to their constituency. As Chief Executive Officer of the county, the County Executive exercises a role of leadership in Lawrence County government. The primary duties focus on county financial management.
- The County Executive compiles a budget for all county departments, offices, and agencies, which is presented to the County Commission.
- The County Executive may examine the accounts of all county officers.
- The County Executive oversees the county's payroll function for county employees.
- The County Executive oversees accounting functions such as bank accounts, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
- The County Executive oversees the Lawrence County personnel (human resources) function. This function is responsible for the legal hiring and firing of employees, recommending salary ranges and pay scales, administering employee benefits, etc.
- The County Executive oversees Lawrence County's purchasing function. This would include buying supplies and services.
- The County Executive works closely with the County Attorney on all legal matters affecting Lawrence County.
- The County Executive oversees the county's insurance needs and liability issues.
- The County Executive sets the standard for ethics for Lawrence County. He or she must be familiar with the conflict-of-interest laws and disclosure laws which are applicable to Lawrence County and its employees.
- The County Executive oversees Lawrence County's solid waste management program to ensure it meets all new (and evolving) Tennessee standards.
- The County Executive works closely with the County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations in trying to find and attract new businesses and industries to Lawrence County.
County Executive T.R. Williams is a businessman, pastor and active community leader. Mr. Williams is a native of Lawrence County. After graduating from Loretto High School he continued his education at Columbia State College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has worked in the industrial sector and earned the positions of line supervisor, manufacturing engineer, accountant and distribution manager. After years of practical experience he co-founded AllSource Logistics in 2001 with Keith Rohling, another life long resident of Lawrence County.
Williams has been married since 1978 to his wife Connie. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. The Williams’ family has been members of the Christian Fellowship Church since 1989. Williams has served as devoted pastor of the church since 1994.
County Executive Williams has devoted much of his life to serving the people of Lawrence County. Along with his duties as Pastor of a non-denominational church in Leoma, he has served on numerous civic boards including the Lawrence County Economic Development Board. In his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Development Board he was directly involved with the property management of Team Lawrence Commerce Park. The Commerce Park is a site ready complex which was developed to serve the needs of regional industrial expansion. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg. He served six years in leadership roles with the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce including 3 years as Vice-Chairman, Chairman and past Chairman. He maintains strong ties with the all of Lawrence County’s civic groups. Among his many accomplishments he is a highly regarded professional musician.
“I believe that Lawrence County has that special combination of people and resources that uniquely positions us to thrive in today’s economic environment. I also believe the county is positioned and ready to serve the new industrial economy sweeping the Southeast. The people of this county are proud of their heritage. We are working people with common sense values.”