Mayor & Council

Select a council member's link below to find more information about them and to e-mail them with your comments and concerns about the City of Athens.

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Shown above from left to right: Council Member Pelley, Mayor Burris, Council Member Coker, Vice Mayor Perkinson, and Council Member Lockmiller

The Athens City Council may meet in study session when necessary. These meetings are informational only and no public hearing or votes will take place.

Regular Council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Athens Municipal Building unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Mayor Chuck Burris

Vice Mayor Bo Perkinson

Council Member John Coker

Council Member Mark Lockmiller

Council Member Dick Pelley


ATHENS HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION held a public hearing on July 11, 2019 and adopted new Design Review Guidelines for the existing H-1 Residential Historic Overlay District.

Athens TN Design Guidelines