Get Involved in Your Community

Citizen involvement is vital to the success of local government. Athens offers its citizens many opportunities to participate in local government through citizen committees. If you are a resident of the City of Athens or reside in the City of Athens growth boundary and would like to be considered for a committee appointment, please fill out our printable Committee Application Form and submit it to:

Office of the City Manager
815 North Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

The following policy was adopted by City Council on September 17, 2002: "The City Council shall have as its policy that no individual citizen shall serve on any board or commission to which the Mayor or City Council appoints a member more than two consecutive five-year terms, more than three consecutive four-year terms, more than four consecutive three-year terms, more than six consecutive two-year terms or exceed a total of twelve consecutive years regardless of term length, after January 1, 1993. (An unexpired term does not constitute a full term and will not be considered when defining this policy.) Nothing in this policy precludes a city council member from serving more than three consecutive terms on any board or commission to which a city council representative must be appointed. Further, nothing in this policy precludes the City Council from replacing an individual at the conclusion of his/her first term."