Vice-Mayor William Bo Perkinson


Vice-Mayor 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.

Vice 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.

"It 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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