Regional Resource Stewardship Council
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 ninth term in fall of 2015. 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.
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.