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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Mayor and Aldermen

Michael Gillespie, Mayor

A Welcome from the Mayor

You already know Decherd is a great place to live and work. It is home to longtime residents and new arrivals. Decherd is proud of its schools, churches, businesses and our industrial partners. We enjoy the beautiful scenic nature that surrounds us with the nearby lakes and mountains.

Our close-knit community is led by elected officials and employees that work to make sure every resident has access to all available services and resources. This website is designed to provide you with information you can use about Decherd. Here you will find everything from city department contacts to a list of places to eat and shop.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact city hall. We are here to serve you.

Michael Gillespie (Mayor)
Phone: 931-392-4172

Richard Gulley (Vice-Mayor)

Richard Gulley

Jimmy Wayne Sanders (Alderman)

Jimmy Wayne Sanders

Pam Arnold (Alderman)

Pam Arnold

Tammy Holt (Alderman)

Tammy Holt

Note: April 2020 City Council Meeting was canceled

You may view the City Charter at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS).

You may view the Municipal Code at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS).


The City of Decherd has an open door policy. Citizens who wish to be placed on the agenda to address the board of mayor and aldermen with a concern about any employee, service or any current proposals being considered by the board should first contact the city administrator or mayor with your concern. We encourage you to come to City Hall so we can address your concern. If you feel your concern has not been addressed, then you may request to be placed on the agenda to address the board. No requests to be placed on the agenda will be permitted unless you have first addressed your concern with the appropriate city official.

At the designated time during the board meeting, citizens on the agenda will be called upon first. Then, others who wish to address the board must raise their hand and be acknowledged by the Chair. At all times those who address the board must state their name and address, state their concern and be respectful of the board. You will be allotted three minutes unless waived by the Chair.

These rules are put in place so the board can conduct city business effectively and efficiently, while still providing an opportunity for a respectful exchange of concerns and ideas from the citizenry.