The City of Alcoa announces that weather permitting, Roadsafe Traffic Systems, Inc., a representative of Norfolk Southern, is scheduled to begin railroad repairs and replacement of Norfolk Southern lines and roadway crossings in the City of Alcoa Read on...
The City of Alcoa was established by Chapter No. 510 of the 1919 Private Acts of the State of Tennessee, effective July 1, 1919. Established by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)(now Alcoa, Inc.), the company's chief engineer E. S. Fickes and hydraulic engineer R. F. Ewald laid out the plan for the area, which came to be the first planned community in the state of Tennessee. The plan originally encompassed five and a half square miles with an anticipated population of 10,000. In the original plan the City was divided into four sections, namely Bassel, Hall, Springbrook, and Vose sections.
Through the years, the City carried on a proud tradition of modern planning techniques for development and growth that continues today. The City of Alcoa now covers 14.8 square miles and has a population of 8,316.
Alcoa has a commission-manager form of government with an elected board of 5 commissioners that serve 4-year terms. A mayor and vice-mayor are chosen from among the commissioners. The city manager is appointed by the board of commissioners and is in charge of the everyday operations and management of the City.
The City has 9 departments that serve its citizens: Administration, Economic Development, Finance, Police, Fire, Public Works, Electric, Planning and Codes, and Human Resources.