Municipal Technical Advisory Service - City Information

City of Athens (McMinn County)

815 North Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 744-2702
Fax: (423) 744-8866
City URL:
City Email Address:

Governing Body
Meets: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Municipal Building
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Charter for City of Athens
Municipal Data
Municipal Court: Yes
2017 Population (Certified by TNECD): 13,458
Election Date: 11/06/2018
Grand Division: East
# of Employees: 111
2010 Population: 13,458
Square Miles: 14
Time Zone: Eastern
MTAS Management Consultant
To Be Hired
City: All services
City Data
County Seat: Yes
Charter Form: Private Acts 1953, ch. 455
Year of Incorporation: 1870
Incorporation Act: Private Acts 1869-70, ch. 69, sec. 39, p. 500
Previous Citations: Private Acts 1903, ch. 316, p. 923
City Officials

Mayor - Chuck T. Burris
Vice Mayor - Dick Pelley
Building Inspector - Matthew Gravley
City Attorney - Chris Trew
City Clerk - Leslie McKee
City Court Clerk - Amy Arnwine
City Judge - Trey Winder
City Manager - C. Seth Sumner
Code Enforcement Officer - Gayle Petitt
Community Development Director - Anthony Casteel
Councilmember - Yvonne Raper
Councilmember - William Bo Perkinson
Councilmember - John Coker
Director of Schools - Melanie Miller
Finance Director - Mike Keith
Fire Chief - Jim Dyer
Human Resources Director - Nina Edmonds
Interim Public Works Director - April Johnston
Parks and Recreation Director - Austin Fesmire
Planning Director - Anthony Casteel
Police Chief - Clifton "Cliff" Couch
Records Clerk - Amber Cross
Street Superintendent - April Johnston
Utility Manager - Eric Newberry
Wastewater Manager - Jill Davis
Water Manager - Jill Davis

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