On Tuesday May 2, 2006 Alan Palmieri won the Republican Primary for the office of Mayor of Jefferson County Tennessee. On August 3, 2006 he won the General Election and officially took office on September 1, 2006. A former five term mayor and council member of Jefferson City, Tennessee, Alan has an extremely diverse background in business, management, and government in domestic as well as international fields.
The county mayor is the chief executive officer of the county who may examine the accounts of the county officers to verify each item of expenditure or revenue. The county mayor has a strong role in the budgetary process and presents the consolidated budget for each fiscal year to the county budget committee and the county legislative body for adoption.
The county mayor serves as a non-voting, ex officio member of each committee of the county legislative body and of each board, commission, or authority of the county government. The county mayor appoints members of county boards, commissions and department heads subject to confirmation by the legislative body.
The county mayor has the care and custody of all county property and may enter into letters of agreement with the county “fee” officials regarding the number of deputies and assistants and their salaries.