About ATVG


ATVG MISSION

 

ATVG's mission is to serve the mutual interests of local governments and their partners in both the public and private sectors in the seven-state Tennessee Valley region. We advance the interests of our members at the national, regional, and state levels. We use our strong, collective voice to work on a nonpartisan basis for solutions to critical issues that affect us all. ATVG's mission is to serve the mutual interests of local governments and their partners in both the public and private sectors in the seven-state Tennessee Valley region. We advance the interests of our members at the national, regional, and state levels. We use our strong, collective voice to work on a nonpartisan basis for solutions to critical issues that affect us all.

Members of the TVA Congressional Caucus, their addresses and telephone and fax numbers are viewable from the directory page. Click the Directories button then TVA Congressional Caucus for up-to-date contact information.

Use ATVG's related links to find information about Congress, state and local governments, TVA, TVPPA, DOE, and other key websites.

 


 WHO WE REPRESENT

ATVG represents the nearly 1,000 local governments that reside within the seven-state TVA region. We represent local governments in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

ATVG also has an Affiliate Membership Program, which encourages partnerships between local governments and their associates in both the public and private sectors. Affiliate members participate fully in the activities of the Association.

 


 WHAT WE REPRESENT

ATVG is the organization to advocate on behalf of local governments:

  • We champion the original, core mission of TVA.
  • We support TVA’s management of an integrated Tennessee River system.
  • We have been in the forefront of the effort to build a new Chickamauga Lock.
  • We favor the reinstatement of federal appropriations for TVA’s traditional stewardship programs.
  • We are the watchdog of the revenues TVA provides to state and local governments through in-lieu-of-tax payments.
  • We are on record in oppositon to the deregulation of the electric utility industry.
  • Our goal is to make sure that TVA and all of TVA’s customers are treated fairly in the federal restructuring process.
  • Our ongoing priority is to work on your behalf to ensure the continuation of the low cost of TVA power that helps sustain economic development opportunities and quality of life throughout the region we share.

There is strength in numbers. Collectively, we are over nine million people strong. Add your voice to our regionwide coalition of local governments and their partners.  We invite you to become a member of ATVG!