Municipal Technical Advisory Service - City Information

City of Cookeville (Putnam County)

45 East Broad Street
P. O. Box 998
Cookeville, TN 38501-0998
Phone: (931) 526-9591
Fax: (931) 526-4897
City URL:
City Email Address:

Governing Body
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Municipal Building
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Charter for City of Cookeville
Municipal Data
Municipal Court: Yes
2017 Population (Certified by TNECD): 31,154
Election Date: 08/07/2018
Grand Division: Middle
# of Employees: 396
2010 Population: 30,435
Square Miles: 32.7
Time Zone: Central
MTAS Management Consultant
Warren Nevad
City: All services
City Data
County Seat: Yes
Charter Form: Private Acts 1961, ch. 223, p. 763
Year of Incorporation: 1903
Incorporation Act: Private Acts 1903, ch. 542, p. 1433
Previous Citations: Private Acts 1917, ch. 706, p. 2180
City Officials

Mayor - Ricky Shelton
Vice Mayor - Larry Epps
Administrative Assistant - Tracy Johnson
City Attorney - Dan Rader
City Court Clerk - Cheryl Chambers
City Judge - David Ledbetter
City Manager - Mike Davidson
Code Enforcement Officer - Mark Loftis
Codes Department Director - Jeff Littrell
Councilmember - Jim Woodford
Councilmember - Dwight Henry
Councilmember - Charles Womack
Deputy Court Clerk - Chasity Hix
Economic & Community Development Coordinator - Melinda Keifer
Emergency Management Director - Tyler Smith
Fire Chief - Daryl Blair
Human Resources Director - Gail Fowler
Library Director - Stacie Netherton
Planning Director - James Mills
Police Chief - Randy Evans
Public Works Director - Greg A. Brown
School Superintendent - Jerry Boyd
Wastewater Manager - Ronnie Kelly
Water Manager - Ronnie Kelly

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