Matt Ballard & Cheryl Houston

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Matthew Ballard, President-Sevier County Utility District

Matt Ballard serves as President of Sevier County Utility District. He has served in this role since 1998. Prior to this role, Matt was assistant to County Mayor Larry Waters. Matt has served and continues to serve on various boards and committees throughout the county as well as various state and national boards pertaining to the Natural Gas Industry.  Matt has also served as past president of Seymour Rotary, TN Gas Association, and past chairman of American Public Gas. He is a graduate of both Leadership Sevier and East Tennessee Regional Leadership.

Married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle, for 27 years, they have two girls. Jordan, age 25, is Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Maryville College and Reid, age 22, is senior softball player at Maryville College majoring in Veterinary Sciences.  Matt loves the outdoors, golfing, and modern architecture.  When it comes to dancing, he has two left feet unless it is alcohol induced.

Cheryl Houston, Certified Public Accountant

Cheryl is a CPA and works for a local businessman who also happens to be her fiancé.  She previously served as the Finance Director for Sevier County for 10 plus years.  Cheryl is a mother to three adult children and “Ya-Ya” to 2 wonderful grandchildren. 

Cheryl is a graduate of UT and Leadership Sevier and has served on the boards of Mountain Hope Good Shepard Clinic and Relay for Life.

She loves to travel, hike and read…. and has been known to really enjoy red wine! 

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