The University of Tennessee recently honored Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell as a certified public administrator.
To achieve the designation, Mitchell completed 80 credit hours in the County Officials Certificate Training Program. The program is administered by the UT County Technical Assistance Service and is available to every county employee In the state.
“No other state in the nation provides county employees with such specialized training,” said Mike Garland, executive director of CTAS, which is an agency of the statewide UT Institute for Public Service.
Each course in the program is designed to aid county government officials in performing their jobs and efficiently administering county services. Classroom topics include ethics, fire insurance ratings, finance, records management, proactive leadership, and information technology proficiency.