William Bo Perkinson was appointed to fill a vacancy on the
Athens City Council in February 1996. In June 1997, he was elected
by the citizens of Athens to serve a full term. In November
2002, 2006, and 2010 he was re-elected to four year terms. The City
Council unanimously elected Council Member Perkinson to the
position of Mayor for a two year term during the Council Meeting
on November 19, 2002. In November 2004, he was elected
by the council to a two year term as Vice-Mayor. In November
2006, 2008 and again in November 2010, he was elected by his fellow council members to the
position of Vice-Mayor. Council Member Perkinson has served
on numerous boards and committees including the McMinn County
Senior Citizens, the McMinn County Department of Juvenile
Services, and Athens Parks Foundation. Vice-Mayor Perkinson, a lifelong resident of Athens,
is employed by BB&T Bank and is an active member of the
local Optimist Club.
Mayor Perkinson currently represents the City Council on the
International Relations Committee and
Athens Utilities Board. He is an ex-officio member of the
Recreation Advisory Board. Additionally, Vice Mayor Perkinson
is the Chairman on the Small Cities Council Steering Committee through
the National League of Cities and is on the Tennessee Municipal League Board of Directors.
is a privilege to serve on the City Council and to return something
to the community that has been so good to my family and me.
We are indeed fortunate that past leadership has enabled us
to enjoy the benefits of living in Athens which is a wonderful
community. My desire is to maintain this quality of life while
fostering an environment that appreciates the need for growth."
- Bo Perkinson, Vice-Mayor
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