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Three Hamilton County cities receive statewide honors

The cities of Collegedale, Lakesite + Red Bank were recognized with statewide honors at the recent Tennessee Municipal League Conference.

NOOGAtoday | Collegedale Public Works Department

Congratulations to the members of the Collegedale Public Works Department.

Photo provided by Small Cities Coalition of Hamilton County

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Hamilton County cities Collegedale, Lakesite + Red Bank recently received statewide honors at the 83rd annual Tennessee Municipal League (TML) Conference.

Each year, TML honors Tennessee cities for “overall excellence, improvement, specific outstanding programs, or department accomplishments.”


Received an award for “Excellence for Small City Progress” honoring the city’s accomplishments + growth over the past year. The city completed its first-ever strategic plan, conducted a community survey, and is in the process of developing its Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


The Collegedale Public Works department received the “Excellence in Public Works” award for their efforts in responding quickly + efficiently to the Norfolk Southern train derailment.

Commissioner Katie Lamb was the recipient of the “Bob Kirk Leadership” award for being an outstanding public servant to their municipality + community.

Red Bank

Public works employee Johnny Ledford (who has served with the department for 31 years) received the “Murphy Snoderly” award, which is given to a city employee “who has proven themselves by continuing to do outstanding work.”