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Ron Cyrus, Overton County MayorCounty Executive Ron Cyrus is a native of Overton County and was educated in the Overton County School System.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Wayne State University and later taught three years as Assistant Professor of Military Science at Eastern Michigan University.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1968 as a private and was a combat veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm.  He is a graduate of the Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry.   After promotion to Captain, he returned to active duty during the military build-up under the Captains to Europe Program. Appointed to Governor's Council for Armed Forces, Veterans, and their Families as a Representative of County Mayors/Executives, August 1, 2012.

Ron is a graduate of Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare and Schools at Ft. Bragg, N.C.  His major assignments included:  United States Armed Forces Command (FORSCOM), War Plans XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC and Training and Doctrine Command, Ft. Monroe, VA.
Ron was promoted to Colonel, Infantry in 2001 and concluded his military career as a nine-state Region F Total Army School System (TASS) Integration Element Director, Ft. Sill, OK. Responsible for reclassification training of 13,000 soldiers annually.  In 2004 he retired after 35 years of reserve and active duty service.  His highest awards consist of:  Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge and Airborne Wings.

Ron is married to Brenda Huntsinger of Eastover, N.C. and they now make their home in Monroe, TN.  He enjoys his family and grandchildren.  He also enjoys metal detecting and visiting Civil War Colonial sites.

The county executive serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the county. 

Ron Cyrus and Staff

Connie Hadynski (Budget Director), Debra Maberry (Consultant), Karen Hensley (Payroll Manager), Teresa Stringer (Administrative Assistant), Ron Cyrus (County Executive)

Office Hours:

8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

Contact Information:

Overton County Executive Office
317 University Street, Suite 1
Livingston TN 38570
931-823-5638 or 931-823-5639
Fax:  931-823-9417


Building Permits are not necessary in Overton County at this time. 

Burn permits may be obtained by calling 931-823-6538.


County Offices will be closed on the following holidays:

New Years Day
Columbus Day
Martin Luther King Day   
Veteran’s Day
Presidents DayThanksgiving
Good FridayChristmas Eve
Memorial DayChristmas Day
Independence DayElection Days

2014 Tax Rate: 1.99


County General - .98

Solid Waste - .10

Highway – Public Works - .05

General Purpose School - .56

Debt Service - .11


The Overton County Department of Finance was created under the Financial Management Act of 1957.  The Department of Finance is charged with administering the finances of all funds of the various departments, agencies, and boards which are handled by the county trustee.  The Department of Finance is responsible for purchasing, accounting, budgeting, payroll, cash management, and all other such financial matters of the county.

Under the direction of Connie Hadynski,  Budget Director, the Department is responsible for the development and administration of the Overton County budget and the county payroll.


This Agency is the recipient of taxpayer funding. If you observe an agency director or employee engaging in any activity which you consider to be illegal, improper, or wasteful, please call the state comptroller's toll free hotline: