Religious calling has led Myers into 12-plus years as Town Recorder
For a town of Farragut employee who said, on one hand, she “just kind of fell into the position,” Allison Myers has a more meaningful explanation for her 12-plus years of service as Town Recorder.
“I truly believe God led me to this position,” said Myers, a native of Dixie Lee Junction and Lenoir City High School graduate with a marketing degree from The University of Tennessee.
Myers started working for the Town in 2001 as the Payroll/Payables clerk. She moved to Recorder in 2004.
“Prior to working for the Town I didn’t even know what a Town Recorder was. … I had taken quite a few accounting classes in college,” she said.
“I work with the best group of people. Every day is different. Mostly the tasks are the same but the issues and questions that come up are different.
“You get the pulse of the Town by working in our office,” Myers added. “Farragut citizens are proud of where they live.”
Myers said her job has been a lesson in how town government works.
“I wasn’t involved in local
government prior to working here, so I’ve learned everything from steps to ordinances to what it takes to build a house,” she said. “The Recorder’s office is a little bit involved in almost every aspect of local government. We approve accounts payable, sign contracts and even do a little project management.”
A Certified Municipal Finance Officer and Certified Municipal Clerk, Myers said her staff “has worked together for over 12 years and there is always something new that comes up.”
As for specific ways being Town Recorder has helped Myers, she said, “I still don’t like speaking in public, but I’m getting better at it.”
An important personal quality toward becoming a good recorder, Myers said, “is to have the open-mindedness to be able to adapt and change procedures or practices.”
Saying she’s “always worked within 5 miles of where I grew up,” Myers added it was her freshman year at UT when she went to work at the former Myers Brothers Ace Hardware, “where I met my husband [Noah Myers]. I worked for Noah and his brother [Knick Myers] for 6 years.”
Previous to that, “my first job was at Goody’s in Farragut and then K-Mart,” she said.
Allison and Noah have been married for 16 years and
have two children, Luke, 13, and Kate, 10.