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Franklin’s Ken Moore named Mayor of the Year by TN Municipal League

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore was named the 2018 Mayor of the Year by the Tennessee Municipal League at their 79th Annual Conference in Knoxville.
Each year since 1954, the Tennessee Municipal League has honored a city mayor that typifies the attributes of intelligence, effectiveness, hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. To honor his service to his community both as an elected leader and medical professional, TML is proud to announce Franklin Mayor Ken Moore has been selected as the 2018 Mayor of the Year.

Dyersburg’s Bob Kirk, Columbia’s Christa Martin honored with new annual award

The Tennessee Municipal League honored long-time Dyersburg Alderman Bob Kirk and Columbia Vice Mayor Christa Martin at their 79th Annual Conference in Knoxville for their dedicated years of public service.

Collegedale’s Ted Rogers honored with TCMA award

Founded in 1916 as the new site of what would become Southern Adventist University, Collegedale officially incorporated in 1968 and has since grown to a population of more than 11,000 today – far from the 175 students who originally lived in the area.

More than just a college town, Collegedale has grown to be a center of arts, culture, industry, and transportation, and its success and rapid growth would not have been possible without the 12 years of dedicated service given to the community by Collegedale City Manager Ted Rogers.

Collegedale’s Ted Rogers honored with TCMA award

Founded in 1916 as the new site of what would become Southern Adventist University, Collegedale officially incorporated in 1968 and has since grown to a population of more than 11,000 today – far from the 175 students who originally lived in the area.

More than just a college town, Collegedale has grown to be a center of arts, culture, industry, and transportation, and its success and rapid growth would not have been possible without the 12 years of dedicated service given to the community by Collegedale City Manager Ted Rogers.

Franklin receives 2018 TCMA Award for Municipal Excellence

As a community steeped both in history and a city with one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, leaders with the city of Franklin have worked to preserve the community’s unique identity while still making it a welcome place for businesses to operate and residents to raise their families.

The efforts of Franklin officials to direct the city’s long-term growth in a way that is not only manageable but maintains its quality-of-life is why the Tennessee City Management Association (TCMA) recognized Franklin with its 2018 Award for Municipal Excellence.

Kingsport’s Kirby Walker wins TCAPWA Murphy Snoderly Award

The Tennessee Chapter American Public Works Association awarded one of Kingsport’s public works employees the 2018 Murphy Snoderly Award. Kirby Walker, a longtime employee of the Kingsport Water Department, accepted the award in Knoxville.

Walker, a lab technician, was nominated for his dedication to positive public outreach. In the decade that he’s been with public works, Walker has proven not only his desire to learn, but an eagerness to share that knowledge with others through outreach programs.

Rockwood receives Municipal League award for city progress

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –  Through improving municipal finances and tenaciously, seeking state and federal grants officials with the city of Rockwood have undertaken several major projects to improve the health, safety, efficiency, and quality of life for its citizens.

In honor of the cooperative efforts of city officials to reduce blight, increase energy efficiency, improve city services, and enhance local recreation opportunities, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Rockwood with an award for Small City Progress.

Martin receives Municipal League award for Technology and Economic Development

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recognizing that even small communities need high-speed internet services to compete in the international marketplace, officials with the city of Martin have taken steps to become Tennessee’s next gig city, providing high-speed internet services for residents, businesses, and students at the University of Tennessee at Martin as well as the other important services all communities require.

Knoxville receives Municipal League award for Excellence in Public Works

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – To keep up with the growing needs of the city’s fleet services and public works department, the city of Knoxville knew it was time to update its fleet services facility, and chose to do so in a way that employed both cost-saving and sustainable measures.

For the efforts taken by municipal officials in building an effective and efficient fleet services center while still taking into consideration the needs of taxpayers and environmental issues, the Tennessee Municipal League presents the city of Knoxville with an award for Excellence in Public Works.

Gatlinburg receives Municipal League award for Police Department

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Throughout the year, members of the Gatlinburg Police Department find themselves responsible for bringing law and order not only to the less than 4,000 residents of their city but also to a tourist population that can sometimes reach as much as 15 times the number of Gatlinburg citizens.

To recognize the efforts of the police department to protect and serve both citizens and tourists through community policing and crime prevention programs, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Gatlinburg with an award for Excellence in Police Services. 

Dunlap receives Municipal League award for Green Leadership

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Once known as a hotbed of activity for the coal industry, the leaders of the town of Dunlap have both embraced their community’s legacy of providing energy and moved it into a new, modern age by advocating for energy-saving upgrades to municipal facilities and bringing solar power to the town.

In recognition of the efforts of town officials to promote energy efficiency in both the private and public sector, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Dunlap with an award for Excellence in Green Leadership.

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