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."