Holder elected president  of county registers

   NASHVILLE -- Carter County Register of Deeds Johnny Holder has been elected president of the Tennessee Registers' Association. Holder was elected at the group's meeting in November.
   He will lead the statewide organization of Registers and serve on the board of directors of the County Officials Association of Tennessee for the upcoming year.
   More than 300 county officials and guests attended the meeting of the association, which provided training to county officials and included a special session on security issues facing local courthouses.
   According to Marie Murphy, Executive Director of COAT, "Holder's dedicated service to Carter County and to the County Officials Association makes him an outstanding addition to the COAT board of directors and a good choice to serve as president of the registers."
   Holder has been a longtime leader in the organization, having served in many leadership capacities, including as president of the County Officials Association of Tennessee and is also currently serving as historian and on the board of directors. He is also one of only three officials in the state to have been honored to serve two or more terms as president of the Registers Association.
   He had been honored and recognized many times by the Association, including being named Tennessee County Official of the Year in 1992 and Tennessee Register of the Year in 1997.
   "I think the registers will greatly benefit from his willingness to lead them for this next year," Murphy said.