Area Government

Athens

The population of Athens has now surpassed 13,000 and suburban development continues to spring up in outlying areas. Nestled at the foothills of the Smokies and convenient to the Ocoee and Hiwassee rivers, outdoor recreation has always been a major form of entertainment for Athenians. Closer to home, the Athens Regional Park anchors the city’s …

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Calhoun

Calhoun is the oldest town in McMinn County and one of the oldest in East Tennessee. Currently, the town is governed by a City Commission made up of a mayor and 3 Commissioners. City Commission meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Calhoun Municipal Building. The city hall …

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Englewood

The Englewood City Commission is made up of a mayor and 4 commissioners. City Commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Municipal Building. City departments can be reached at 887-7224.

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Etowah

Etowah started as a one-industry town but has grown over the last century to become far more than just a railroad town. The current government – a city manager and commission form of government – is comprised of five city commissioners, including a mayor, and a city manager. The mayor is chosen from the five …

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McMinn County

As with other counties in Tennessee, McMinn’s government is comprised of offices established by the state Constitution and other appointed positions. There is a three-way system, such as in the federal government, of legislative, judicial and executive branches. All of the agencies combine to serve the county’s more than 51,000 residents. The McMinn County Commission …

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Niota

Niota has enjoyed a place in history because one of its native sons cast the tie-breaking vote in the Tennessee House of Representatives, resulting in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and giving women the right to vote. Harry T. Burn, serving his first term in the Tennessee House of Representatives, …

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