Tennessee Town & City

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.

Kingsport receives Municipal League Award for Excellence in Governance

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In its centennial year, the city of Kingsport continues to find innovative approaches to local governance through involving citizens, utilizing new technology, and cooperation among both elected officials and appointed staff.

In recognition of the city’s approach of delivering both old and new services with an innovative approach, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Kingsport with an award for Excellence in Governance.

Murfreesboro receives Municipal League award for Fire Services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –  Working in one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state, members of the Murfreesboro Fire Department must both juggle the current needs of the community they serve while also planning ahead to ensure quality of service doesn’t fall behind as the community expands.

Unicoi receives Municipal League Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Located amid the Cherokee National Forest, the natural beauty surrounding the town of Unicoi is both an asset as well as a unique challenge when it comes to economic development. Local leaders in Unicoi have taken an innovative approach to growing business in the area and, as a result, have developed a facility that is now drawing entrepreneurs from three states.

Jonesborough receives Municipal League Award for Community Planning and Development

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Known as the oldest town in Tennessee, Jonesborough has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years by renovating downtown structures and landmarks into havens for arts and culture, improving tourism and recreation offerings, and making improvements to municipal facilities.

In recognition of town efforts to revitalize and reinvigorate the community, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Jonesborough with an award for Excellence in Community Planning and Development.

Municipal Bond Fund reaches $4.53 Billion

 The Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund (TMBF) reached a pair of milestones recently. Since inception, TMBF has loaned more than $4.53 billion and has now closed over 1,440 loans.

“These milestones show TMBF’s ongoing commitment to providing your community with the loans you need at the lowest cost so that you can create opportunities for your communities to grow,” said Charles G. “Bones” Seivers, President and CEO of the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund.

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