Regional Resource Stewardship Council

Comprised of members of regional government, customers, academia and advocacy groups, the Regional Resource Stewardship Council helps advise TVA in its efforts to manage the Tennessee River system against competing priorities and still provide maximum recreational benefit for all the residents of the Tennessee Valley.

TVA manages the Tennessee River system and its associated lands to provide multiple benefits for all the people of the TVA region. That’s why it has formed the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, through which the citizens of the region can participate in the important decisions TVA makes regarding the management of the river and its ecosystem.

The council was first convened in March 2000, and its charter was renewed for a tenth term in February 2018. Since its inception, the council has provided recommendations and advice to TVA on the agency’s stewardship activities, including reservoir operations, public-land planning and management, water supply, recreation, infrastructure operation, maintenance and emergency preparedness. It has also provided comments on TVA’s public participation efforts.

Council members

The members of the council represent public and private stakeholders who benefit from TVA’s management of the river system and public lands. Members are nominated by the governors of the seven states in the TVA power service area, the distributors of TVA power, TVA’s directly served customers and other stakeholders. Meet the council members here.

Federal guidelines

The meetings of the council, which was established under the guidelines of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, are open to the public, and the proceedings are published on this website.

Charter of the Regional Resource Stewardship Council

The Regional Resource Stewardship Charter lays out the guidelines for the operation and scope of the council.


July 30-31 meeting scheduled

The TVA Regional Resource Stewardship Council (RRSC) will hold a meeting on Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, 2018, to be briefed on the on the public and agency scoping for the Natural Resource Plan Refresh and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement currently underway. Also an update on floating cabins regulation development and water resource issues is planned.

The meeting will be held at the Westin Hotel, 801 Pine St, Chattanooga, Tenn. An individual requiring special accommodation for a disability, should contact Barbie Perdue, 865-632-6113, at least a week in advance.

The meeting is open to the public. A Public listening session is scheduled for Tuesday morning starting at 9:30 a.m. for no more than one hour. Registration to speak is from 8:00 a.m. – 9 a.m. that morning at the door. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be sent to the RRSC at any time through links on TVA’s web site at or by mailing to the Regional Resource Stewardship Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT-9-D, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902.