Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County register of deeds since 2010, has been elected president of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association, a statewide organization that represents the interests of the state's 95 registers. She was elected at the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT) annual conference in Franklin on November 2.
Dawbarn is a member of the Rutherford County Republican Party, Rutherford County Republican Women, and an auxiliary member of the Rutherford County College Republicans. She formerly served two years as the lay Pastor of Community of Christ and holds the office of High Priest. Heather has served 7 years as the Youth Council Chair for a 3-state region coordinating dozens of Christian youth camps and training young adult staff.
Prior to her election as register, Ms. Dawbarn and her husband were founders of Citisolutions (a financial services company) in the UK for 3 years. Additionally, they were among the first to franchise a Papa John's Pizza in the Maryland area. Before taking office in 2010, Ms. Dawbarn worked for Attorney Larry Crain in Brentwood.
Dawbarn received her degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She also earned her Certified Public Administrator designation through The University of Tennessee in 2011. She and her husband Jake have two daughters and one granddaughter. Ms. Dawbarn resides in Rockvale and is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County.