Nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains,

the historic city of Decherd awaits you
Come visit and stay awhile.

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Established 1853

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Located Close to:

  • Nashville, 86 miles Away
  • Chattanooga, 54 Miles Away
  • Huntsville, AL, 50 Miles Away

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Decherd Water Quality Report 2021

Events & Notices:

The Decherd Fire Department will put on Decherd's First Annual Fireworks show on Friday July 1 at Decherd Babe Ruth Park starting at 9:00 PM

The City of Decherd is seeking applicants for the position of City Administrator who works under the general direction of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  The City Administrator oversees city operations, assist in preparing the annual budget, act as purchasing agent for the city and have general supervision of all city employees. There are approximately 70 full-time employees in administration, police, public works, sewer, parks and recreation, and building and codes departments. 

The minimum qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree in public administration, management, business administration or municipal leadership experience as a city administrator or manager of a public agency or department with related duties. The city offers a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS).

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and professional references by email to Mayor Michael Gillespie at Resumes will be accepted until July 15, 2022.  Applications are subject to public disclosure.  EOE / TN Drug Free Workplace.

The City of Decherd is seeking applications for the position of Codes Inspector apprentice.  The applicant will assist the current Codes Inspector and assume the position upon his anticipated retirement.

The minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent, current certification as a building inspector or able to acquire within one year, a valid Tennessee drivers license, and be at least 21 years of age.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and professional references by email to Mayor Michael Gillespie at  Applications are subject to public disclosure.  EOE/ TN Drug Free Workplace.

Public Notice:

In order to better serve the Citizen's of Decherd who may have a complaint.  The procedure is to come to City Hall and fill out a complaint form and discuss the complaint with the City Administrator.  Your complaint can then be handled in the best possible manner.

Public Anouncement :

Starting January 2022 garbage pickup days will be changed permanently to Monday's pickup will be on Tuesday and Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday.

Free Smoke Detectors are available through the Decherd Fire Department.  Call 931-967-4339

The city is looking for a new member for the Decherd Planning Commission. Applications are available at city hall.

The Decherd Board of Mayor and Aldermen  meeting is July 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM

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