Knox County Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong has been elected President of the Tennessee County Attorneys Association (TCAA) at its Spring Conference held April 29-30, 2016 in Chattanooga. The TCAA consists of County Attorneys and their deputies from both urban and rural counties across the state of Tennessee. It provides an opportunity for County Attorneys to network and to share their research and experiences. In addition it provides continuing legal education opportunities specifically designed to address those issues faced by County Attorneys. Many topics of interest include civil rights and employment litigation, open meetings and open records requirements, ethics education, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), blighted properties and jail overcrowding to name a few.

“It is a great honor to be selected by my peers to lead this organization,” Armstrong said. “This group represents the best of government lawyers from across the state of Tennessee, and I am humbled to represent them.”

As President, Armstrong will provide leadership to the Association and ensure that County Attorneys across the state receive quality education and training, by conducting seminars as well as promoting the Association as a clearinghouse for information and exchange of ideas of concern. Through these efforts Tennessee County attorneys will provide continued excellence and quality service to their governmental clients.

Armstrong has served on the Board of the TCAA since 2013. He has held the offices of vice-president and president-elect. He will be in charge of the TCAA annual spring conference and meeting to be held in Knoxville in 2017. He will also be responsible for their training activities for the coming year.