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Office of Mayor
Samuel D. Tharpe
100 North Caldwell St.
Paris, TN  38242

(731) 641-1402 Phone
(731) 641-1424 Fax

The Mayor along with the City Commission is responsible for communicating with the City Manager to oversee departments and execute policies, including: 
  • Assuring that all City services are delivered to the citizens of Paris in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner and in compliances with City policy.
  • Overseeing long-range planning and improvement of departmental management and service delivery through the City Manager.
  • The Mayor and Commissioners serve as a catalyst for developing community-wide goals and mobilizing the resources to attain them
  • The Mayor serves as the primary outreach arm of the City government to other cities and other government entities