County Commission

County Commission




Welcome From the Mayor

As Monroe County Mayor, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope you find the information helpful in learning more about this wonderful area. Ranked sixth, largest in land area, among Tennessee's 95 counties, we offer a wide array of beautiful sights as well as great opportunity.  We are blessed with many beautiful rivers, mountains, valleys, streams and lakes. I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to visit our county and travel our National Scenic Byway, the Cherohala Skyway. This beautiful mountainous drive will take you through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, all the way from Tellico Plains, Tennessee to Robinsville, North Carolina. You can also camp, hike, picnic or swim along the way.

At this time, our county is experiencing tremendous growth, yet our tax rate remains one of the lowest in the State and our land prices are still a great value. We have several major housing developments underway along the Tellico Lake area. We also offer a strong industrial base with approximately 65 industries located in our industrial parks currently providing ample job opportunities.

We have so much to offer in Monroe County. Whether you are relocating or planning a trip, please consider our county. I think you will receive a warm welcome and will want to visit us again. Come see us!

Tim Yates, Mayor

18th Fastest growing county in the State of Tennessee!