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County Register of Deeds honored by association
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Warren County Register of Deeds Wes Williams was recently honored as Middle Tennessee Register of the Year. - photo by Lacy Garrison

The Middle Tennessee Register of Deeds Association recently honored Warren County Register of Deeds Wes Williams as Middle Tennessee Register of the Year.

The association is made of all the registers in Middle Tennessee. This group offers support to one another by keeping up with continuous law changes and situations. The position of president and Register of the Year is voted on by its members.

“This vote of confidence was an honor,” Williams said, “The experience that I gained from this designation gave me valuable knowledge that I will use to better serve the people of Warren County.”

Williams served as the Middle Tennessee Register of Deeds Association president for 2019. In this role, Williams was able to work with registers and legislatures across the state. 

According to Williams, the main topic is to reinstate a fee that was relinquished from the Register of Deeds office back in 2010.  The state reduced a commission from all local offices of 5 percent to 2.4 percent. The return of this fee will be able to take the burden off local government and put the money straight back into the counties.

Williams was also honored by the University of Tennessee as a certified public administrator. To achieve the designation, Williams completed 80 credit hours in the County Officials Certificate Training Program, which is administered by the UT County Technical Assistance Service. This is available to every county official and county employee in Tennessee.

 “I am grateful to the Middle Tennessee Register Association and all its members,” said Williams.  “I look forward to using the knowledge gained while continuing to give the best of service to our citizens.”