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We have established and continue to maintain this site as a means of providing you with information about the City of Martin, TN. The website was designed to provide an easy and informational experience for everyone who visits. However, if you have any problems finding what you are looking for or have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Economic & Community Development, Brad Thompson.
Our new City of Martin logo was officially unveiled at the city board meeting in April 2018. The city’s plans for a new police station, fire station and library, along with other developments, led to the creation of a new logo for the city.
City Mayor Randy Brundige and Director of Economic & Community Development Brad Thompson believe that the Building Connections aspect of our new logo communicates effectively the theme of our city projects, sidewalk projects, the Brian Brown Memorial Greenway, fiber to home, a 21st Century city library, additional fire station, supporting entrepreneurship and innovation, new police station, industrial and retail recruitment, improving town and gown relations, quarterly electronic city newsletter, a vibrant city center in our Martin Historic Business District, and a world class Tennessee Soybean Festival.
“Connecting people to our city resources, and ultimately to the world, is important to me.” City of Martin Mayor Randy Brundige
The Harrison Road Complex Park will benefit from the $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant presented Wednesday to the City of Martin. Present to accept the check were (from left) Martin Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, TNECD Assis-tantCommissionerAmyNew,TennesseeDepartmentofTouristDevelopmentCommis-sioner Kevin Triplett, Mayor Randy Brundige, Martin Parks and Recreation Director Brian Moore, TNECD Community Development Director Jody Sliger and Martin Economic and Community Development Director Brad Thompson.
The Tourism Enhancement Grant will enable the city to replace restroom facilities and the concession area at the Harrison Road Complex Park in Martin. The new restroom facility will provide the park withtwo toilet fixtures and twosinks for both the men’s and women’s restroomThese improvements are scheduled to be complete in Spring of 2019.
In honor of the efforts made by city officials in economic development and to bring global connectivity to their local community, the Tennessee Municipal League recently presented the City of Martin with the award for Excellence in Technology and Economic Development. The City of Martin is being recognized for its investment in fiber optic service to residents, schools and businesses, but also for other innovation as well. The city has worked since 2004 to build and improve sidewalks throughout the community with Phase 7 of the projects submitted to TDOT last fall. Once realized, the sidewalk project will create a pedestrian pathway connecting Martin’s greenway, downtown business district, and farmers market. The easier and safer access to downtown through these pedestrian walkways has already created more business in the area, which in turn has increased the number of residents and UTM students who shop and spend time in downtown Martin. The city also recently secured USDA funding at historically-low rates to construct a state-of-the-art fire station, police station and library. The $1.3 million Community Facilities Direct Loan will be used to add a third fire station to the city, lowering ISO ratings. Construction is also underway at the new $4.5 million Martin Police Department, a more than 16,000-square-foot facility slated for completion this fall