Bert Spearman

Bert Spearman, District 17

Spearman was elected by the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners on January 5, 2010 to serve out a vacancy on the County Commission representing District 17. In the August 2010 County General Election, Spearman ran unopposed for a four (4) year term. In the August 2014 County General Election, Spearman ran with opposition from a local attorney, and won another four (4) year term. In the August 2018 County General Election, Spearman ran unopposed for another four (4) year term.

Spearman is a RETIRED Real Estate Broker, Master Auctioneer and Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Tennessee and Alabama. He has resided with his wife, Donna Kaye Dorsey Spearman, in Lawrenceburg for 56 years and they members of Calvary Hill Church of God. They have three children; Kerri Ann Little (deceased), Andy Spearman, who teaches musical string instruments and Debbie Scott, who teaches kindergarten at Ingram Sowell School. They also have eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Spearman is a certified graduate from Tennessee Real Estate Education System (TREES), noted nationwide as one of the best accredited providers for real estate brokers and appraiser training. He served on the Veterans Administration panel of appraisers for eleven southern middle Tennessee counties, and was also registered on the Federal Roster as a FHA Appraiser. He secured 60 hours of classroom study at the University of North Alabama, successfully passed the Federal Aviation exam and went on to become a licensed private pilot in 1993. Spearman is a member of the local Gideons Camp, and served as President from 2011 to 2013.

On April 11, 2013, in a graduation service, The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, through the County Technical Assistance Service, and in cooperation with the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee County Service Association, hereby confers upon Spearman the designation of “CERTIFIED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR”.

He is also a 2012 Alumni “Local Government Leadership Program” The University of Tennessee – Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership. From 1961 through 1964, Spearman served with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY, where he received an honorable discharge. At present Spearman is a 36 year member of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club and served as the 2015/2016 President. He and his wife Donna Kaye are Rotary Multi-Level Paul Harris Fellows. He is also a member of Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge, Nashville Scottish Rite, and Life member of the Shrines International – Nashville Al Menah Shriners.

Spearman’s experience in government comes from serving on a number of boards within Lawrence County and the City of Lawrenceburg. He is a former member and chai person of the “Lawrenceburg Regional Planning Commission” for 6 years, former member and chairperson for over 20 years on the “Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport Board”, past president and chairperson of the board of the “Lawrence County Senior Citizens” from 1981 to 1987, former charter member of the “Lawrenceburg Industrial Development Board”, former member and chairperson of the “Lawrence County Solid Waste Board”. In April 2013 he was elected chairperson of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center.