Kevin L. Helms was recently recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICCMA) for 25 years of service to local government. A native of Alabama, Helms has spent his entire career serving Tennessee cities. He has served as city manager/administrator of Clifton, Fayetteville, Oak Hill, and Harriman. In Harriman, Helms served as the city’s first city manager following a charter change which created the position in 2014. Helms has previously served as President of the Tennessee City Management Association (TCMA) and on the Tennessee Municipal League Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Late last year Helms accepted a newly created position as project manager for the city of Athens.