Situated at the footsteps of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville is a thriving East Tennessee city and the county seat of Sevier County. Its downtown county courthouse can be seen as you drive south into town along Winfield Dunn Parkway or east coming into town via Chapman Highway.
Sevierville itself is named after John Sevier, a frontiersman and politician who served under George Washington during the American Revolution. Sevier was also Tennessee’s first governor and served terms from 1796 to 1801 and again from 1803-09. He was also a state senator from 1809-11 and a member of the United States House of Representatives in 1811.
Today, Sevierville, along with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, make up a tourism triangle in the Smokies that is unlike any in the South. Sevierville and its neighbors can point a great deal of its success to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its 10 million or so yearly visitors that are lured in by the promise of the park’s majestic beauty.
The city of Sevierville is headed up by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, which meet the first first and third Mondays of each month at the Sevierville Civic Center. Current members of the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen include Sevierville Mayor Bryan C. Atchley, Vice-Mayor Devin Koester, Alderman Wayne Helton, Alderman Dale Carr, Alderwoman Maxine Ownby, and Alderman Travis McCroskey.
Town boards and committees are appointed by the BMA and include the Beer Board, Board of Adjustments & Appeals, Board of Public Utilities (Power Board), Board of Zoning Appeals, Citizen Advisory, Committee/HRO, Golf Course Advisory Committee, Industrial Development Board, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Public Building Authority, Sevierville Housing Authority, Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville Regional Planning Commission, Transportation Board, and the Trees/Trails & Beautification Board.
The town administration is headed up by City Manager Russell Treadway who oversees all city departments and implements policy set by the BMA. He also directly oversees the human resource and risk management offices.
The city of Sevierville Police Department is guided by Chief Don Meyers. Chief Meyers and the department show a roster of 58 full-time officers, 15 support staff and 12 reserve officers. They provides 24-hour police protection to all areas of the city.
Sevierville City Hall
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862