Gallatin is governed by a full-time Mayor and a seven-member Council with two council members serving at-large and five representing districts.
City leaders are known for their commitment to preserving the city’s rich history while planning for the growth spurred by the city’s proximity to booming Nashville. Residents are protected by four fire stations and a 90-plus person police department. Gallatin is in the enviable position of owning its own utilities–electric, gas, water and sewer, which keeps rates among the lowest in the region. The city’s Public Works Department services 117 miles of streets, offers home trash pick-up and provides for recycling. Property taxes are also among the lowest in the area.
The city provides full-time employment for nearly 400 people and aggressively pursues grants for vital projects including new roads, bike and pedestrian paths, revitalization, preservation and multiple infrastructure projects.
In 2016, city leaders’ suspicions that Gallatin’s population had substantially increased since 2010 were confirmed by a Special Census that measured growth from 2010 to 2015. The 15 percent population growth revealed by the Special Census means that the city will receive an estimated $500,000 boost in tax revenue for the general fund budget beginning in the 2016-17 fiscal year.
To learn more about Gallatin city government, visit www.gallatin-tn.gov.