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ATVG Summer Meeting Presentations Available For Online Viewing

ATVG Summer meeting in Oxford, Mississippi just wrapped up and two Presentations that were given are available for viewing.  Plan now to attend ATVG Fall Meeting at the Clarion Inn and Suites -Gatlinburg  October 17, 18 & 19, 2017 . Building a More Competitive Mississippi Overview  TVA Economic Development Update

ATVG Report on Allocation of State TVA Payments In Lieu of Taxes

The Association of Tennessee Valley Governments has published a report of  the TVA Act and State Code providing for State TVA Payments in Lieu of Taxes.  This document covers historical data and  each TVA State Code dealing with the Distribution of Tennessee Valley Authority payments to States. States covered are Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, […]

ATVG Plans Summer Meeting at the Inn of Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi

ATVG is planning a summer meeting in Oxford Mississippi July 19 & 20, 2017 at  The Inn at Ole Miss which is located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, adjacent to the Grove, an 11-acre park noted as the most beautiful and well-known college tailgating area in the country. The Agenda will be available later. […]

ATVG Spring Meeting Planned for KY Dam Village April 19 & 20

The Association of Tennessee Valley Governments will meet April 19 & 20, 2017 at the Beautiful Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, located in Marshall County, Kentucky. Reservations are available at the Park Inn Lodge by calling: (270) 362-4271. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 113 Administration Dr. Gilbertsville, KY 42044 Phone: (270) 362-4271 Website: […]

ATVG Names New President for 2017

Gary Reasons, County Mayor, Crockett County, TN was named ATVG President for 2017 during the ATVG Fall Meeting in October 2016. Mayor Reasons will work to keep ATVG members informed of important issues regarding the Tennessee Valley and TVA.  Feel Free to contact President Reasons with any questions or comments you may have regarding ATVG. […]

Updated ATVG Bylaws Adopted in Fall Meeting

ATVG met in October 2016 for their fall meeting in Gatlinburg, TN at the Clarion Hotel.  The membership adopted the final draft of updated bylaws for the organization.  See the updated bylaws here.

ATVG Fall Meeting Planned for October 18-20

Plan now to attend the fall meeting of the Association of Tenneessee Valley Governments annual fall meeting at the Clarion Inn in Beautiful Gatlinburg, TN October 18/19/20, 2016. See Agenda and Registration form here.

Message from the Executive Director Mike Arms- January ATVG Meeting

ATVG Executive Director Mike Arms wishes to remind members  to please be sure to register for our ATVG meeting in Chattanooga scheduled for January 27th and 28th. The tour of the TVA Power Center Trading Floor will be in the afternoon of the 27th (Wednesday) and the morning of the 28th (Thursday) the tour of […]

ATVG Board of Directors Pass Resolution During October 2015 Meeting

The ATVG Board of Directors passed a resolution during the October 2015 meeting to present to the Tennessee Valley Authority in support of  TVA purchasing needed coal and natural gas to produce energy from local counties TVA serves. TVA purchases a broad mix of coal and natural gas from a multitude of geographic markets based […]

ATVG Elects Don Stisher 2016 President!

ATVG members elected Morgan County Alabama Commissioner Don Stisher  your 2016 ATVG President during the fall conference.  Congratulations  ATVG President Stisher!

June 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter featuring news information from  the Tennessee Valley Authority

ATVG Summer Meeting At Oak Ridge, TN July 22-23

Association of Tennessee Valley Governments Summer Meeting July 22/23, 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Oak Ridge Reservations 865-481-2468 215 S Illinois Ave Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Directions: click here July 22, 2015 (Eastern Time Zone) *** Registration forms must be received by Monday, July 13th*** 11:30 a.m. Working Lunch at Doubletree ▪ Welcome and […]


Larry Chesser, Mayor 100 Alabama Avenue NW Fort Payne, AL 35967 Email: Phone: (256) 845-1524 Elected October 2019


Frank McKee, Consultant University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service

Immediate Past President

Brad Warning, Deputy Judge Executive Marshall County, KY Email:

2014 TVA Tax Equivalent Payments

 Tax equivalent payments are part of TVA’s service-based mission  outlined in the TVA Act of 1933, and they help support stronger  communities across the region. TVA returns 5 percent of its gross proceeds from the sale of power to the  states and counties where it does business and has power facilities. Those  are the seven […]

March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter featuring news information from  the Tennessee Valley Authority

Spring Conference April 22-23 Guntersville, AL

Join Us For the ATVG Spring Conference April 23 & 24, 2015 Guntersville, Alabama Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge number: (256)  571-5440 Reservations: (256) 505-6621 Directions: Guntersville State Park Click Here for Registration Form

Walker County, GA

County: WALKER Member Name: City of Lafayette Contact: Johnnie Arnold Job Title: City Manager Address: PO Box 89 Lafayette,  GA  30728-0089 Phone: (706) 638-3177 Fax: (706) 638-1872 E-mail: Web page:   County: WALKER Member Name: Walker County Contact: Bebe Heiskell Job Title: Sole Commissioner Address: PO Box 445 Lafayette,  GA  30728-0445 Phone: (706) […]

Union County, GA

County: UNION Member Name: City of Blairsville Contact: Jim Conley Job Title: Mayor Address: PO Box 307 Blairsville,  GA  30514-0307 Phone: (706) 745-2000 Fax: (706) 745-7326 E-mail: Web page:   County: UNION Member Name: Union County Contact: Lamar Paris Job Title: Sole Commissioner Address: 114 Courthouse Street Blairsville,  GA  30512-3003 Phone: (706) 439-6000 Fax: (706) […]

Towns County, GA

County: TOWNS Member Name: City of Hiawssee Contact: Barbara Mathis Job Title: Mayor Address: 229 Chatuge Way Hiawassee,  GA  30546-3439 Phone: (706) 896-2203 Fax: (706) 896-4991 E-mail: Web page:   County: TOWNS Member Name: Towns County Contact: Bill Kendal Job Title: Sole Commissioner Address: 48 River Street Hiawassee,  GA  30546 Phone: (706) 896-2276 Fax: (706) […]

Rabun County, GA

County: RABUN Member Name: City of Clayton Contact: Cissy Henry Job Title: City Manager Address: 99 N Church St Clayton,  GA  30525-4179 Phone: (706) 782-4512 Fax: (706) 782-4596 E-mail: Web page:   County: RABUN Member Name: Rabun County Contact: Max Watts Job Title: Chairman Address: 25 Courthouse Sq Ste 201 Clayton,  GA  30525-4114 Phone: (706) […]