Meet the City Manager
Earlene M. Teaster serves as City Manager. As the city’s administrative officer since 1981 she oversees the daily operations of seventeen departments through the departmental directors. The City Manager resolves citizen issues; advises on and implements the policies of the five member Board of Commissioners; recommends annual operating and long-range capital budgets with the assistance of the city staff; and provides liaison with State government. She ensures that municipal services are efficiently provided for a population that is both permanent and transient due to tourism. She seeks to ensure that annual operating budgets are managed in a manner that achieves the goals and objectives of the Board of Commissioners.
Ms. Teaster was the first female city manager in the state of Tennessee. She received the "City Manager of the Year" award in 2000.
She was a member of the first Leadership Sevier class. She represents the city of Pigeon Forge as a member of countywide boards, Sevier Water Board, Sevier Transportation Board, and the Solid Waste Board.