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Lewis County Officials

Lewis County Mayor

Jonah Keltner

County Mayor Jonah Keltner is the chief financial officer for Lewis County.  As CFO, the County Mayor is responsible for compiling a budget for all county departments, offices and agencies, which is then presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval. Once the budget is approved, the County Mayor routinely examines the accounts of all county offices to ensure they are being properly managed.

Mayor Keltner and his staff, which includes Houston Hamblin, Michaelena Kelley, and Renee Odom are responsible for administering the payroll function of all Lewis County Government employees, as well as managing various bank accounts, finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable and solid waste payment duties. Sandra Collins, oversees the Lewis County Solid Waste Department billing for commercial accounts and residential. 

Additionally, the County Mayor’s office is responsible for supervising the county’s insurance and liability needs, administering employee benefits, and serves as the Lewis County Government human resources department.

The County Mayor's office is responsible for coordinating the Lewis County Three Star Program, facilitating all grants that are awarded to the County, and works closely with the Chamber of Commerce for Economic and Community Development. 

The County Mayor serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Commissioners and on the committee of the Board of Commissioners, in addition to each board, commission, or authority of the county government. 

The County Mayor has a large role of leadership throughout the community, and has the care and custody of all county property, unless it is placed with another official.




110 N Park Street, Room 108

Hohenwald, TN 38462

(931) 796-3378

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Monday - Friday

2022 Community Data Profile


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Houston Hamblin

Chief Operating Officer

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Michaelena Kelley

Human Resources / Employee Benefits


Renee Odom

Purchasing Agent


Sandra Collins

Solid Waste Billing

Learn more about the office of the Chief Operating Officer

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