The Trustee collects and accounts for all of the funds used to operate Blount County Government. According to State law, the Trustee uses accounts at almost every local bank and other lawful methods to manage the funds of Blount County Government. The investments, by law, are extremely safe while receiving the highest possible interest earnings. A record amount of $2.2 million in interest was earned for Blount County in Fiscal Year 2000-2001. Almost $2 million in interest was earned for Blount County in Fiscal Year 2006-2007. The Trustee also supervises the cash flow for Blount County Government. The Trustee has no direct control over spending within Blount County Government but does have to ensure that departments have the necessary cash in the bank to cover their expenditures.