During Randall Hutto's time in office, he has done a number of different things to help the citizens of Wilson County. While it would be impossible to have a list in its entirety - here are a few bullet points on things he has gotten done.

  • Scheduled regular times each month for citizens to meet with County Mayor in the cities of Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown. This happens the last Wednesday of each month from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Juliet, from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. in Watertown, and from 1:30 -3:00 p.m. in Lebanon. Citizens can walk in, no appointment necessary.
  • Regularly communicate with County Commissioners through email to keep them informed of topics or provide updates as needed.
  • Met with all 3 of the former Wilson County Mayors for insight and advice.
  • Participate in the Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards to honor and recognize individuals from Wilson County who do outstanding volunteer work – organized through Mayor’s office. (2011 first time Wilson County participated).
  • Initiated a monthly newsletter “The Wilson County Connection” from the Mayor’s office.
  • Worked with former Building Inspector, Bobby Sloan, Building Inspector, developed preliminary plan to implement building codes for the county. Building Codes implemented in July of 2011. Currently operating under 2012 International Building Codes with 2 certified building inspectors in place. All areas of building inspection now being enforced.
  • HR Department approved with a full time Director hired in 2011. Department was expanded in October 2011 to include one assistant.
  • 3 new WEMA stations completed – Highway 231 N, Maddox Simpson Parkway, and Norene. These have greatly enhance EMS services for our rural portions of the county.
  • $500,000 HOME Grant, awarded through THDA, closed out in 2012, which was awarded in 2010 for housing replacement and rehabilitation for low income homeowners in Wilson County. Jim Kidwell administers. (this would be in addition to amount listed below in next point)
  • 2011-14 Wilson County Departments have been awarded over $2.6 million grant monies.
  • SRO’s placed in every public school in county.
  • Organized a Parks and Recreation Board to enable the county to receive grant funding for enhancement of our city and community parks in the all areas (both rural & city) of the county. 
  • Actively involved in regional committees which benefit Wilson County: Four Lakes Regional Authority, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), and Mid-Cumberland Human Resources Agency (MCHRA). Make annual visits with GNRC to Washington D.C. to meet with local congressional leaders.
  • County and cities officials worked together with committee to amend and update the Wilson County Urban Growth Boundary Plan which was approved by the State of Tennessee in 2013.
  • Successfully completed a FEMA Community Rating Survey, county efforts gained a 5% reduction in homeowner’s flood insurance rate.
  • New ISO rating for 2014 improved to a 4/4X from a 5/9, partly due to enhanced fire services. This will help provide lower fire insurance rates for Wilson County homeowners and businesses.
  • Through JECDB assisted in recruiting various new industries and businesses into Wilson County bringing in new jobs.
  • Partnered with Tennessee Career Centers to conduct 3 job fairs since 2010.
  • Tourism Department re-instated beginning with FY 2014-15, Director hired in 2014.
  • All 800 plus miles of Wilson County Roads are now paved or oiled & chipped. 19 years ago, the county had 350 miles of gravel roads.
  • Assisted in securing the Music City Star to run extra trips on Saturday for the Wilson County Fair. The first trips were in August 2013. The Star was also secured for transportation to the Music City Marathon in April 2015 with plans for 2016 in place. Ongoing project.
  • Requested Private Act to increase the number of members on the Wilson County Board of Education to provide better representation. Voters approved in August referendum. County Commission has completed re-apportionment (2015) of zones to include additional 2 zones. New members elected at the General Election in August 2016.
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology opened in late 2014 in portion of old LHS facility through a partnership with Wilson County Board of Education and Tennessee Board of Regents. 
  • IT Department created. Director hired and began work end of December 2014.
  • 2.5 million dollars in funding approved for new addition at Mt. Juliet Library. Groundbreaking was held in July of 2015 with construction in process. 
  • Emergency plan, with phone tree and procedure to implement, put in place in late 2014 to notify officials, department heads and employees of any type of emergency pertaining to closing of county government offices.
  • Increased bond rating from “AA” “Stable” to “AA” “Positive” 8/10/15
  • County received a new bond rating of “AA+” (January 2017) 1 of only 6 counties in the state. Only 2 have a AAA rating.
  • Wilson County named a TN Healthier community 2017
  • Balance General Fund budget 2017/2018 raised fund balance ceiling floor to 8 million.
  • Broke ground on HWY 109 road expansion (3/2018)
  • Insurance rates decreased for flood areas (the grove at Shelley acres subdivision) effective July 19, 2018.

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