City Council

City Council meetings to be conducted electronically

City Council will convene via teleconference for the following special called meetings:
Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 AM
Monday, April 20 at 9:00 AM
The regularly scheduled work session on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30 AM will also be conducted via teleconference. These meetings will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel and on BTN-TV (BTES channel 16, Charter channel 192). Agendas for all upcoming meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance and may be found here.

For more information on Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order permitting government bodies to conduct electronic meetings as a measure to protect the safety and welfare of Tennesseans while ensuring that government business remains open and accessible to the public, please click here.


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • 325 McDowell Street
    Bristol, TN 37620

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are provided prior to the meeting, minutes are available following approval.

View all Agendas and Minutes

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The City Council is the governing body of the City of Bristol. The Council consists of 5 members, 3 of whom are elected from 3 council districts by the eligible voters of the city at large and 2 of whom are elected to at-large seats by the eligible voters of the city at large. Council members are elected on a non-partisan basis for a staggered 4 year term of office.


Annually in July, the City Council selects 1 of its members to serve as mayor for a 1 year period and 1 of its members to serve for a 1 year period as Vice-Mayor. The Mayor presides at all meetings of City Council and is the ceremonial head of the city, but has no other executive or administrative powers or duties. The Vice-Mayor serves in the absence or disability of the Mayor. As the legislative body of the city, the council is responsible for approving the appropriation of money and the collection of taxes; the approval of bonds and notes; and the enactment of laws (ordinances).